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Senior Expert, Battery Technology

Job Number:  52899
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna International Corporate Office
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Aurora, ONTARIO, CA, L4G 0G9



Job Number: 52899 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna International Corporate Office 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: AURORA 


Group Description 

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Job Summary

The Senior Expert will be a key member of the R&D team. In this role, you will use your expertise to plan, organize, execute, and coordinate meaningful R&D programs with internal and external Engineering and R&D departments, companies, institutions, and academia. You have a strong sense of curiosity, along with an open mindset. Challenging the status quo, you continuously strive to learn and reach for new and innovative ideas. We encourage all individuals with an inventive mind who enjoy working with others to apply, we’d love to hear from you.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead the ideation process on projects / assignments and identify gaps in the existing products and technologies to guide advanced strategy targets that are critical to Magna.
  • Research latest advances in technology building blocks for automotive products & systems, software/data analytics methods and advanced manufacturing techniques.
  • Lead, document, and present advances of the projects.
  • Research latest advances in technology building blocks for automotive products & systems, software/data analytics methods and advanced manufacturing techniques.
  • Support Corporate Engineering R&D with topic-specific consultation.

Knowledge and Education

  • Degree in a Engineering or related field (Master’s Degree or Ph.D preferred)
  • Comprehensive understanding about automotive technology

Work Experience

  • 7+ years of recent, in-depth, hands-on experience in a relevant field in the automotive industry
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced principles/theories and contribute to the development of solutions to complex problems that require innovation and ingenuity.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize new science and technologies relevant within existing trends and business strategy and extend them into new applications.
  • Demonstrated technical ability and creativity to initiate, direct, and control specific projects.

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work in global team-based environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office incl. high level skills on PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent professional communication skills (written and verbal) and good presence

Work Environment

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer. Local and/or international travel may be required.

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.

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