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Architect - Hardware, Vehicle Level

Job Number:  44328
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna International Europe GmbH
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 44328 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna International Europe GmbH 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


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


The responsibility of the "Architect - Hardware" on Vehicle Level is to define the overall vehicle E/E Hardware Architecture 

Key Responsibilities


  • Defines HW architectural strategy on vehicle level 
  • Defines the architectural designs as base for component architectures 
  • Addresses overall hardware related Cyber Security Aspects 
  • Addresses overall hardware related Functional Safety Architectural Aspects 
  • Evaluates alternative hardware architectures 
  • Ensures correct dynamic behavior 
  • Ensures HW provides sufficient power resources 
  • Establish bidirectional traceability: Requirements - Architectural design 
  • Ensures energy efficient design of the E/E Architecture 
  • Ensure consistency 
  • Integrate cross functional requirements 
  • Communicate agreed Hardware architectural design 
  • Defines hardware integration strategy 
  • Optimizes cost, weight modularity and scalability 

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Expertise in control units from µC to SoCs 
  • Understanding of vehicle wiring and data connections 
  • Understanding of automotive communication protocols 
  • understanding of power electronics on relevant voltage levels 
  • Expertise in Radio frequency and EMC 
  • Functional Safety incl. Impact on Components and Architecture 
  • Cyber Security incl. Impact on Components and Architecture 
  • Expertise in Automotive HW engineering process 
  • Understanding of automotive industry standards 

Special Skills/Knowledge


  • Proficient Computer knowledge and skills, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)  
  • Excellent Professional Communication skills (written and verbal) 
  • Strong spoken and written English language skills 
  • Teamwork and social skills 
  • High internal and external service orientation 
  • Excellent creativity, initiative, diligence and accuracy  
  • Willingness and ability to acquire new skills  
  • Analytical and flexible approaches in projects 
  • Must be able to travel internationally on an occasional basis 

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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