Sep 13, 2021

Innovation Scientist / Engineer

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
Full time Business Development Engineering

Job Description

HARTING Americas is a subsidiary of HARTING Technology Group, a German-based global leader in the connector industry. We develop, manufacture and sell the world's most durable and reliable products and solutions for use in mechanical and plant engineering, broadcast and entertainment, factory automation, power generation and distribution as well as industrial electronics and Data Centers. 


The Innovation and Development Engineer will focus on bringing new technologies to life through co-creation with partners, creation of functional industrial prototypes, working with early adopter customers to test these prototypes, and even extending to creation of early version of MVP’s – minimally viable products. The prototype to be created will be significantly different from HARTING’s core business, and a large portion of the work will also involve exploring disruptive business models for deployment. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include, but not limited to the following: 

  • Collaborate and partner with strategic partners, research institutions, and other companies to seek out and develop innovative new products and services that significantly diverge from current HARTING offerings and provide significant upside potential for value creation
  • Operate with a startup mentality in terms of speed to market, focus on rapid prototyping and testing, and working with early adopter customers as soon as possible to get valuable market feedback
  • 50% of effort will focus on developing aforementioned fundamentally different prototypes and the remainder will focus on disruptive products and services which create new business models and new value streams
  • Drafts and presents recommendations and results
  • Maintains lab and equipment as applicable or required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Master’s degree or Ph. D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other related areas.
  • Research or practical experience in any of the following areas: materials science, machine learning, machine programming, AI, Ethernet connectivity

 Our Culture: As a third generation, family-owned company, with over 75 years of history, we continue to create value and shape the future with technologies for people. You will discover that we work hard – to fulfill our personal, company, and customer goals, and in our commitment to our community with our holiday drives and our paid VTO (Voluntary Time Off). You will also discover that we like to have fun – like when we celebrate the holidays, host theme days and sweater parties, prost to Oktoberfest, and much more! 

HARTING USA offers an attractive total compensation package and employee benefits, including: 

  • 18 days PTO (Paid Time Off) to start – quickly earn more PTO as you stick with us (33 days max)
  • Medical, dental, and vision – several Blue Cross Blue Shield plan options to choose from
  • Company-sponsored life, AD&D, and short- and long-term disability – at no cost to employee
  • 401(k) with a 4% dollar-for-dollar match – fully vested upon eligibility!

Security Clearance Required


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