Senior Principal Architect - Sensor Fusion


Executive / senior industry position



This position is within HARMAN’s Connected Car Division and is located in Novi, USA.  The focus of this position is to strengthen the In-House Perception SW development for Radar and Lidar technologies. The key responsibility is to architect the development of Multi-sensor fusion based perception for environment modelling. Function as Radar & Lidar technology interface to Harman’s internal customers of all ADAS/AD systems for SAE Level 0-5 feature development.  The ideal candidate will have experience in developing multi-sensor fusion solutions along with expert knowledge of automotive Radar and Lidar with focus on efficient Radar Signal Processing / Lidar Point Cloud Processing. Work will include interfacing with globally distributed teams with diverse backgrounds and expertise.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Architecting, Designing and Developing Sensor fusion algorithms to extract rich semantic information from multiple car sensor modalities such as Camera, Radar and Lidar
  • Designing and developing state-of-the-art RADAR signal processing and algorithms for mapping, localization, scene analysis, object detection and classification, object tracking, and activity recognition
  • Developing robust and real-time object level /detection level /raw ADC data sensor - fusion solution integrating multiple Radar, Lidar and Camera sensors
  • Implement state-of-the-art algorithms for Lidar Point cloud generation, implementation of Lidar point cloud based dynamic and static environment mapping   
  • Define KPIs for Algorithms developed for multi – sensor fusion based perception
  • Bring Radar, Lidar and Camera perception SW to production quality for use in ADAS/AD features; need to be able to work iteratively with different target HW
  • Introduce data-driven-testing methodologies to evaluate the performance of multi-modal perception algorithms



Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in electrical / optical / signal processing/ computer engineering/ computer science/ applied statistics or equivalent
  • More than 5 years professional experience with vehicle systems and ADAS/Active Safety development
  • Expertise in Lidar processing & Radar digital signal processing (DSP) is a must – this position requires deep FFT background; sensor fusion experience is a must
  • Deep understanding of Sensor Technologies for Automotive use is a big plus
  • Proficiency in C/C++ is a must; AI framework knowledge is a big plus
  • Professional experience working with embedded HW is a big plus



 Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Must be an excellent team player (can do attitude)
  • Great problem solver and communicator/mentor to other team members
  • Working knowledge of ADAS/AD features, as well as complementary sensing systems such as USS, Camera, etc.
  • Experience in working with pixel level fusion of camera data with radar detections and Lidar point clouds
  • Good communication skills


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 25%
  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.



HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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Executive / senior industry position


Novi , United States