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Software Development & Integration Engineer

Job Number:  61056
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Home Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Aurora, ONTARIO, CA, L4G 0G9 Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083



Job Number: 61056 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Home Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: AURORA, TROY 


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.


Role Summary

Magna is seeking a talented & nimble Software Development & Integration Engineer to join our Engineering Team to solve challenging problems towards advancing mobility for everyone and everything. An ideal candidate should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and comfortable working with ambiguity to develop innovative solutions solving problems related to people and goods mobility.


The Software Development & Integration Engineer is responsible for software development and integration of various subsystems within the powertrain and chassis domain to support the corporate strategy. The position includes R&D activities such as modeling, simulation, controls, validation, testing, calibration, and analysis. We encourage all individuals who give nothing less than their best to apply, we’d love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand and develop state-of-the-art methods to model and simulate overall powertrain and chassis systems involving batteries, safety functionalities, controls software, sensors, electronic components, mechanical components, electric motors, etc. for electric vehicles  
  • Develop advanced software that interacts, connects, and controls various subsystems within the powertrain and chassis domain in the electric vehicle 
  • Implement controls in controllers and conduct HIL, RCP testing with plant for software and/or hardware 
  • Conduct software and hardware testing with high-speed, high-power dynamometer and power electronics test bed 
  • Specify requests and coordinate sub-contracted work and assure timely completion
  • Work with identified Suppliers and external teams to analyse, test and integrate technologies into the Magna simulation framework and software
  • Work with other Magna Engineers to develop system level simulations by integrating various subsystems
  • Review technical literature, state-of-the art technologies, software techniques and market trends to stay informed about emerging and current technologies and methods in the powertrain and chassis domain  
  • Solve engineering challenges in the powertrain and chassis domain through innovative software solutions to improve power density, efficiency, cost, safety and reliability of subsystems and overall vehicle 
  • Develop software using tools such as Matlab/Simulink and Python.
  • Support and share knowledge with other Magna Powertrain and Electronics Divisions 
  • Support the Corporate Research & Development Deams with technical projects involving powertrain and chassis subsystems.
  • Develop documentations of simulation results, design, methods, related studies and analyses
  • Present papers, participate in symposia and committees on behalf of the group 
  • Continuing education and/or training is critical as technology evolves

Key Qualifications/Requirements



  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related field. 
  • Extensive background in modeling, simulation, analysis, implementation, validation and software development preferred.  
  • Comprehensive understanding about automotive technology


Work Experience:

  • 5+ years of recent, in-depth, hands-on experience in a relevant field in the automotive industry
  • Comprehensive R&D experience in the powertrain and chassis domain
  • Experience in areas such as: powertrain control, battery management systems, condition monitoring, signal processing methods, artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, advanced driver assistance systems preferred 
  • Experience with DevOps skills such as CI/CD
  • Project management experience using tools such as Scrum
  • Experience in using GitHub
  • Experience in HIL (Hardware In Loop) testing, embedded systems, software integration, etc.


  • Strong verbal and written English language skills, additional languages skills desired
  • Ability to work in global team-based environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with high level skills in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Demonstrated technical ability and creativity to initiate, direct, and control specific projects.
  • Software tools such as Matlab/Simulink and Python.

Additional Information


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.
  • May work at sites with test benches during validation testing and calibration

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe 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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