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Engineer II - Functional Safety

Job Number:  44999
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 44999 
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 functional safety engineer leads the functional safety activities for serial production programs, and provides assistance to the program team in delivering the work products of the safety case and in complying with ISO 26262.

Key Responsibilities

  • Tailors the safety case of the program in collaboration with the functional safety manager and the Technical Lead.
  • Provides guidance and support to the program team in the development of their work products per the safety case in compliance with ISO 26262.
  • Supports the functional safety manager in the development of the Development Interface Agreement (DIA) with the customer.
  • Develops and owns the functional safety program plan in collaboration with the program manager.
  • Provides guidance to the program team in the usage of ME’s functional safety processes, templates, and guidelines as stated in GPEP.
  • Supports the SW tools qualification process in support of the program in collaboration with the Quality team.
  • Provides coaching to the program team in the interpretation of the relevant clauses of ISO 26262; solicits support from the functional safety manager in this area as necessary.
  • Tracks the program’s functional safety issues and drives for their closure.
  • Supports the functional managers with the verifications reviews of the work products per GPEP and ISO 26262.
  • Supports the functional safety manager in carrying out the Confirmation Measures per ISO 26262 (Confirmation Reviews, Safety Audit, and Safety Assessment)
  • Provides coaching to the program’s suppliers in the area of functional safety; solicits support from the functional manager in this area as necessary.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering/ Systems Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science or equivalent (Master’s preferred)
  • 1-5 years’ relevant product and or technology experience regarding the Responsibility/ Activities (listed above) for automotive electronics serial development projects (mandatory).
  • Level to be considered based on years of experience
  • Strong knowledge of ISO 26262
  • experience with functional safety either in the automotive or aerospace industry a plus
  • Solid background in systems engineering, electrical hardware engineering, or software engineering in the Automotive or Aerospace industry.
  • Vehicle level experience is a plus.
  • Experience with failure analysis techniques (FMEA, FTA, …)
  • Reliability engineering knowledge a plus.
  • Comfortable in working with technical processes

Additional Information

  • Working knowledge in structured engineering approach
  • Working knowledge in development of portable, reusable and modular software in automotive environment.
  • 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.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Knowledge of structured problem solving (8D) methods and/or techniques
  • Key Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) – as applicable
  • Review CSR via SharePoint
  • Knowledge of MS Office package (especially Excel)
  • Knowledge of analysis and engineering tools such as version control/configuration management, UML tools, static code check tools
  • Working knowledge of CAN and LIN based tools such as CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape, neoVI

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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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