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Senior Software Engineer - Machine Learning

Job Number:  48510
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Boston
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 48510 
Group: Magna Electronics  
Division: Magna Electronics Boston 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: BOSTON 


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 person in this role will be responsible for designing Deep Neural Network algorithms and implementing software within the Machine Learning team for an autonomous vehicle (AV). 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement scalable, robust and real-time software running ML models for perception and autonomous vehicle operation, and delivering to schedule.
  • Use ML to reliably detect objects using on-vehicle cameras
  • Train, retrain and optimize models and tune performance on hardware accelerators.
  • Review literature and track industry and academic developments to select methods that fulfill the needs of our system.
  • Lead the implementation of selected approaches along with providing inputs on choice of model architecture, parameters and metrics for validating system performance.
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams and break work down into system components to lead negotiations of their interfaces with the other stakeholders.
  • Develop processes to own the entire life cycle of ML feature/s from training, deployment to the model release, KPIs and versioning.
  • Mentor junior engineers and provide code/design reviews, technical documentation and process refinements.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Master’s or higher degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or an equivalent field.


  • 5+ years of experience working on applied camera-based ML with an emphasis on object detection, semantic segmentation, object tracking and scene understanding, preferably in a mobile robot or autonomous vehicle setting.
  • Programming skills in C++ and Python, and experience with modern deep learning frameworks like Tensorflow or Pytorch along with detection algorithms like YOLO or R-CNN.
  • Understanding of model quantization and runtime optimization tools like TensorRT, ONNX and working with ML accelerators.
  • Desire to drive best practices in software development.
  • Proven track record of developing new models; building end-to-end training/inference pipelines; and shipping computer vision products to industry.
  • Experience with CUDA, ROS.

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: Boston

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