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Senior Manager System Development (m/w/d) 1

Job Number:  56883
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna International Graz
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Graz, AT Muenchen, DE



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 Senior Hardware Engineer for High-speed communications is responsible for the design and development of hardware solutions in various embedded systems. Hardware communication solutions provide means to exchange data between processing components via various media and using various protocols. Based on the type of data, the systems performance requirements, cost and the different use cases, these communications solutions may be designed by one of many of the emerging technologies. 

The Senior Hardware Engineer leads a team of hardware engineers that bear responsibility for the design and development of next-generation automotive ECU’s.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of suitable solutions for communications and interfacing needs for various execution environments (OSEK, POSIX) 
  • Lead the development and integration of Hardware Abstraction Layers (HAL) for the new communication interfaces. 
  • Design the hardware architecture for and lead the implementation of high-speed communications interfaces, up to 25Gb/s. 
  • Detailed performance testing and analysis and benchmarking 
  • Support rapid prototyping and proof of concepts
  • Help transfer technology, prototype designs, and knowledge to the wider R&D teams 
  • Create and interpret diagrams, charts, and schematics, as well as documents and test specifications pertaining to software architecture, development, and design. 
  • Responsible for testing, analysis, and troubleshooting of projects.
  • Track progress and outcomes and provide key insight when solutions or guidance are needed.
  • Operate as a domain specialist and point person for multiple teams or projects when applicable. 
  • Lead the team to deliver solutions within scheduled timeframe and assigned budget. 
  • Facilitate collaboration between Groups through extensive client engagement. 
  • Perform engineering calculations, simulations, and analysis to develop optimized hardware solutions. 

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in automotive software/hardware development  
  • Thorough understanding of the overall Systems requirements for automotive E/E Architecture
  • Thorough understanding of the communications requirements for the features in the various Domains (ADAS, Powertrain, etc.)
  • Experienced with the implementation of Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) techniques. 
  • Broad functional experience in areas of technology strategic planning and technology development and market research.  
  • Must have strong experience in working with customers on design goals, strategies and requirements.  
  • Experience with embedded operating systems (POSIX and OSEK) and embedded high-performance processers (SoC’s) 
  • Experience with security hardware technologies for communication interfaces,
  • Basic understanding of ISO21434 
  • Experience with the implementation of various communication protocols, including UDP, TCP/IP, PTP, TSN 
  • Experience with the communications technologies (CAN, SPI, UART, I2C, …) 

Additional Information


  • Master’s degree in electronics engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics or similar required. 
  • Thorough understanding of ASIL levels requirements for automotive software, including redundancy and fail-over, and minimal boot-time, ISO26262. 
  • Knowledge of high-performance vehicle communication technologies such as Automotive Ethernet (TCP/IP) and all related IEEE 802.xx standards, MIPI, SerDes, CAN-FD, etc. 
  • Knowledge of hardware development life cycle.  
  • Strong leadership skills  
  • Strong presentation, rhetorical, influencing, and negotiation skills.  
  • Understanding of the various Automotive Ethernet standards and protocols, as well as the physical layer 
  • Understanding of the requirements for various automotive sensor applications such as cameras, radar, lidar, such as bandwidth, timing, synchronization, scheduling 
  • Experienced with multiple data compression technologies and associated features and attributes such as compression ratio, transfer latency, maximum bandwidth etc. 
  • Understanding of feature-specific communication technologies such as CSI2/3, MIPI, Significant SerDes, FPDLink, PCIe3/4/5 
  • Understanding of alternative media communication technologies such as Optical and Wireless. 
  • Ability to anticipate roadblocks, diagnose problems and generate effective solutions   
  • Demonstrated successful time management and organization skills.  
  • Excellent planning and organization, project management and time management skills  
  • Ability to utilize standard tools and methodologies to guide activities (Fish bone, fault tree, 5-Whys, 8Ds)  

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