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Validation Tools Engineer

Job Number:  9907
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Auburn Hills
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Auburn Hills, MI, US, 48326

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 validation tools engineer understands the needs of the project customers and translates them into specifications for the tester development team to implement, (e.g. electrical, mechanical, software etc.) and validates that the product meets the project team expectations.  The validation tools engineer is also responsible to lead the global effort in developing validation tester development processes and methods to improve quality of work products and efficiency of the team and core tester designs that can be reused across projects.

Key Responsibilities

• Responsible for tester specification development on new application and core projects including reuse strategy, supplier management, and release approval

• Responsible for development and maintenance of Magna internal environmental test equipment and capabilities to support engineering development and certified environmental testing.

• Responsible for validation tester quote response for new project acquisition in alignment with global strategy.

• Responsible to be the interface between the validation engineer and the external tester development partner

• Responsible to manage the inventory of available testers including developing upgrade plans for reuse on future programs

• Develop project test schedule, timing plans, and tester usage to schedule all validation testers for various projects

• Lead cross functional design reviews throughout the lifecycle of the development project

• Participates in continuous improvement and lessons learned efforts for products, tools, processes, and programs.

• Support root cause analysis of failure found during development process or in production.

• Support budget planning and adherence of actual cost against plan of cost center, project, - work packages or other related cost items

• Manages the technical relationships with external contract agencies to enhance internal tester development capabilities.



Key Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering / Software Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent (Master’s preferred)

•       5 - 7 years of demonstrated technical experience for automotive electronics serial development projects (mandatory), validation test equipment design and development (preferred), and ADAS development (preferred)

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