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DSP Firmware Consulting Engineer

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Former Employee - DSP Firmware Engineer
Former Employee - DSP Firmware Engineer

I worked at Harmonic as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Products are audio/video encoding and decoding boxes used in professional broadcast environment. Development facilities for engineers are better than average including a excellent audio/visual lab. Had weekly project status review with hardware engineering group in Israel and firmware group in San Jose.

Cons

Project management seemed a unorganized and there was no system engineering group at San Jose office. Product documentation about average, lots of reverse engineering time required to upgrade existing product line to new features. No written interface specifications at either the physical layer or HDLC layer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to add System Engineering group to development detailed systems engineering specifications, system integration, and system testing for both hardware, software, and firmware.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Harmonic

  1.  

    A stable and comfortable company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Harmonic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New and comfortable building at convenient location

    Cons

    Not much move up momentum of career growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    SW Eng.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Eng  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Eng in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Harmonic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Chances to switch to different tasks.

    Cons

    Career development is not clear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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