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Engineer - Senior Manager

Job Number:  64775
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Auburn Hills, MICHIGAN, US, 48326

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About us


We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary


Magna Electronics leads the way in active safety technologies, revolutionizing the automotive industry and improving lives. With a strong focus on adapting ADAS systems and electronic solutions to any vehicle, we address a wide range of mobility and safety needs. As we build a safer, more intelligent, and connected mobility experience, Magna is dedicated to creating a better future for people globally.


About the Role

The ADAS Senior Engineering Manager leads the core engineering team(s) through the product development and manufacturing readiness cycles in the delivery of innovative and cost-effective high performance compute solutions. The Senior Manager has responsibility for both people management (development, coaching) and project leadership for these projects in his/her domain.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provides technical leadership in directing the efforts of a cross functional engineering team in the development and release of all relevant engineering deliverables in compliance with the product development process.
  • Directly manage a technical team that includes discipline leads and architects in the implementation of project objectives and overall activities.
  • Provides team leadership, management support, including coaching and active engagement with direct and extended team.
  • Resource planning to approve budget and alignment to ensure responsible projects are properly staffed with the right quality and quantity of resources to meet the deliverables is a key objective of this position.
  • Ensures that programs are properly resourced (both quality and quantity) for success, whether through assignment of direct resources, or leverage of external resources as required.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, reward and disciplinary actions, and performance appraisals of direct reporting employees.
  • Ensures engineering timing plans, defect / issues list, risk assessments, lessons learned are created and maintained and provides engineering status for project reviews (e.g. gate, design, milestones, etc.) according to program timing for all assigned projects.
  • Tracks and reports on engineering targets (BOM cost, quality, customer delivery timing, performance, project and department engineering budget, etc.) for all assigned projects.
  • Responsibility and ownership of all development activities within the product line.
  • Manage key supplier technical relationships for technologies needed for the product.
  • As appropriate, acts as primary customer and internal interface for all escalated technical issues.
  • Responsible for ensuring new technology is aligned with market needs to maximize re-use.
  • Leads all Technical Design Reviews within responsible product line.
  • Ensure all Key Technical and Financial Performance Indexes are met per responsible product line.
  • Supports all Program Management driven reviews.
  • Responsible for all engineering quote response (effort, material, capital, tooling, etc.) for new program opportunities.  
  • Develops & leads continuous improvement efforts for products, processes and programs.
  • Ensures compliance to Company procedures (e.g. Process - Work Instructions) and applicable standards (e.g. ISO/TS 16949, ISO/IEC TR 15504).
  • Performs other duties as necessary for completion of projects and achievement of departmental goals Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives.  Ensures that facilities are in full compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Follows safe work procedures; Uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); Uses workplace tools and equipment as instructed; Reports workplace hazards, injuries and illness as soon as possible following event.
  • Complies with the requirements of Quality Operating System (QOS)

Who we are looking for


  • Bachelors/master’s degree in engineering.
  • PhD in relevant technical field preferred. 
  • Management/Leadership training is required.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in the Automotive/ADAS ECU/Controller areas as a design engineer, technical lead, and as a manager of highly complex projects.  Includes the responsibility within a team environment the identification, development, and customer delivery of complex systems with embedded SW.

Technical Knowledge

  • Comprehensive knowledge of product development and engineering practices in the automotive field.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge in structured engineering approach
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of structured problem solving (8D)
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of configuration management, project planning, monitoring and control techniques.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge on what is needed to deliver high performance compute solutions in the automotive field.

Your preferred qualifications

Computer Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office package (especially Excel)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of analysis, engineering and product lifecycle management tools


  • Comprehensive knowledge of English (verbal and written)
  • For positions located in non-English speaking locations, knowledge of the local working language is an preferred asset.
  • Advanced knowledge (verbal &written) of local language desired.
  • Expert communication skills.

Magna Policy and Procedure Knowledge

  • Constitution & Employee’s Charter.
  • Code of Conduct and Ethics. (including related Guidelines)
  • Division’s Health & Safety Policy.
    • Emergency Preparedness. (includes evacuation)
    • Work Hazard Reporting.
    • Work Injury/Illness Reporting.
  • Division’s Quality Policy.
  • Division’s Environmental Policy.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

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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