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Application Engineer II

Job Number:  45002
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 45002 
Group: Magna Electronics  
Division: Magna Electronics Auburn Hills 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.

Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.

Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.


Role Summary

The Application Engineer works in the application engineering customer team and lead overall tasks required to technically deliver projects to production.  The Application engineer must be proficient in all disciplines of engineering (emphasis in vehicle/ systems level, followed by SW and HW), strong in customer relationships, and in proficient in general program or project management.

Key Responsibilities

Support the person with technical project lead (TPL) responsibilities during the engineering development of application programs with:

  • Apply Magna products to meet customer specific requirements
  • Requirement Engineering ~ Validation/ Verification:  Vehicle level/ System level on the V-Model development
  • Defect management, coordination, and resolution of SW Verification, Validation, and Quality defects on a program
  • Problem resolution and 8D activities
  • BOM releases and coordination of release notes within the engineering team
  • Customer vehicle management and facilitate vehicle testing
  • Interfacing with the plant on prototype builds and component kitting
  • Tracking work assignments and completion of work packages
  • Change requests and change request implementation and monitoring
  • VA/VE and cost saving ideas during development
  • Development and maintenance of project documentation
  • Launch support at customer manufacturing facility
  • Coordination of Warranty Analysis & Plant returns

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering/ Computer Engineering / Systems Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent
  • Knowledge of product development engineering practices in automotive field
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Configuration Management
  • Change Management
  • Profound technical knowledge of automotive electronics products. Familiar with typical automotive OEM requirements.

Additional Information

  • Working knowledge in structured engineering approach
  • Experience in using a disciplined software development process based on ASPICE or CMMi process model
  • Working knowledge of configuration management (preferably PTC/MKS), project monitoring and control techniques
  • SFMEA/ DFMEA/ PFMEA.  DRBFM knowledge
  • Risk Assessment method
  • Troubleshooting and debugging skills knowledge of structured problem solving (8D) methods and/or techniques (5Why, Is-IsNot, Fishbone, etc.)
  • Knowledge of MS Office package (especially Excel)
  • PLM and ALM tools (Windchill / PTC Integrity)

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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