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Sr. Technical Specialist

Job Number:  42565
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna International Europe GmbH
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

GRAZ, AT

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.

 

Position Overview

 

This position is responsible to research, analyze and report user experience related technology trends in the automotive industry. The responsibility includes (but not limited to) comprehensive analysis of the technology trends, identify applicable strategies, and overview the impacts on auto industry and Magna. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Understand, identify, and investigate technologies that can enhance user experience in vehicle products, focusing on technologies combining automotive engineering and IoT (Internet of Things).   
  • Investigate strategies of auto-manufacturers with respect to business models through digital transformation and differentiations on features & functions of vehicle products. 
  • Research relevant technologies, features & functions, use cases, and business models introduced by new entrants and start-up companies. 
  • Research emerging demands related to Factory of the Future. This includes – but is not limited to – the Building Blocks of Industry 4.0, as Big Data & Analytics, Cloud Computing, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality, Cybersecurity, Robotics, IoT and Simulation. 
  • Act as a subject matter expert on user experience technology, providing clear, precise trends and timely information. 
  • Interpret and analyze emerging industry-wide trends and its impact to the greatest extent possible. 
  • Research, prepare and present overview summaries of the trends and topic-specific analyses to facilitate understanding of the impact on automotive product, with special emphasis on relevance to Magna operating units.  

Qualifications

 

  • Must have a high level of professionalism to support senior management team 
  • Must be able to work in global team-based environment 
  • Must be a highly analytical thinker to analyze wide-ranged data/information from various sources 
  • Must be able to summarize complicated, detailed information in a concise, understandable format 
  • Must be self-motivated to complete assignment and be able to independently manage projects 

Education/Experience

 

  • Degree in Engineering or related field (MINT)  
  • Minimum 5 years on technology/product development and/or project management in either technology industry or automotive industry  
  • Experience on automotive applications in technology company is a significant plus 
  • Proven work record in the area that requires comprehensive understanding about automotive technology and markets is a plus 

Special Knowledge/Skills

 

  • Must be a good team player 
  • Must have a high level of communication skill 
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office incl. high level skills on PowerPoint and Excel 

Work Environment

 

Must be able to travel both domestic and international (less than 20% travel) 

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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