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Supplier Development Eng.

Job Number:  66232
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Monterrey
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Guadalupe, MX

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Job Number: [[57992]] 
Group: [[Electronics]]  
Division: [[Monterrey]] 
Job Type: [[Supplier Development Eng.- Software]] 
Location: [[Guadalupe N.L. México]] 





Position Title: Supplier Development Engineer – Software





The Supplier Development Engineer (SDE) is a key role at MAGNA which is responsible for working with its external supplier’s delivery of quality parts.  The SDE is involved in supplier selection process and to approve new components via Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) for release to serial production. Activities include the verification of the supplier’s understanding and application of design requirements, statement of work, specifications, industry, automotive, customer and MAGNA Standards. SDE assures component project timing to ensure a timely and flawless launch of new parts. The SDE will work with internal teams such as Purchasing, Engineering, and other Quality and Project teams to plan quality events and resolve issues. 

SDE position reports to Regional Supplier Quality Manager.

This will be a new role to quality ensure software during procurement and APQP/PPAP work.

We hope to find a resource that has the will to develop and create such a process with us.




  • Define and maintain the MAGNA supplier quality processes for software suppliers
  • Actively involved in new potential supplier selection and supplier onboarding process
    • Perform Prequalification audits according to VDA 6.3 (P1) and work with Purchasing and Engineering in defining the viability of new suppliers.
  • Actively involved in new component sourcing
    • Involved in Request For Quotation (RFQ) process, Team Feasibility Commitment (TFC) process with Purchasing, Engineering and Suppliers. 
    • Involved in concurrence meeting and assessments.
    • Setting the component RISK classification for a component project together with Purchasing and Engineering.
  • Owner of Supplier Quality Project supporting APQP & PPAP
    • Define APQP tasks based on the Component Risk classification and PPAP level required.
    • Follow up completion of APQP tasks in terms of timing and quality for defined deliverables.
    • Lead supplier audits (CMMI, ASPICE, VDA),
    • Owner of the PPAP approval.
  • Escalate APQP/PPAP delays / deviations.
  • Assist Engineering in the transfer of Customer Specific requirements to the suppliers (Spec, TFC Review)
  • Supplier KPI rating for timing and service level parameters in APQP/PPAP performance





  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in SW/Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • At least 3 years professional experience in design, process, and/or quality engineering in high-volume production industry including:
    • Work experience in software development
    • Work experience in software quality assurance desired
    • Strong knowledge of software quality assurance methodologies, tools and processes
    • Experience in requirements management utilizing various tools
    • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
    • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
    • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
    • Experience in industry assessment standards (CMMI, ASPICE, etc.) desired


  • Programming languages like Embedded C, C++
  • Real Time Operating Systems like QNX, Linux
  • Developing device drivers and integrating with hardware peripherals such as sensors, actuators, and communication interfaces (UART, SPI, I2C,CAN)
  • Ability to develop and customize BSPs (Board Support Package) for specific hardware platforms, including bootloader, kernel configuration, and device tree setup.
  • Integrating low-level software components like bootloaders, firmware, and middleware into embedded systems
  • Testing Embedded software using techniques such as unit testing, Integration testing, and hardware-in-loop (HIL) testing
  • Familiarity with AUTOSAR, ISO26262(FuSa), and communication protocols like CAN, LIN, and Ethernet.
  • Ability to debug software issues using debugging tools like JTAG, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and protocol analyzers.
  • Creating technical documentation, including software requirements specifications, design documents, and test plans.

Needed skills for SW validation tools:

  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC): Knowledge of software development processes and methodologies to effectively integrate validation activities into the development lifecycle.
  • Programming languages such as Python, C/C++, Java, or scripting languages like Shell scripting for writing automated test scripts and tool customization.
  • Ability to design test cases, test scenarios, and test plans based on requirements and specifications.
  • Familiar with testing techniques such as unit testing, integration testing, system testing, regression testing, and acceptance testing to validate software functionality at different levels.
  • Validation tools such as static code analysis tools, dynamic code analysis tools, unit testing frameworks, and test management systems.
  • Ability to analyze complex software systems, identify potential issues or risks, and devise effective validation strategies to migrate them.



  • Team oriented; Ability to bring people together and drive results with project management and development of specific goals, challenges, and action plans. Excellent communication skill; will provide weekly/monthly activity reporting.
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and negotiating.
  • Target oriented and disciplined.


WORKING CONDITIONS: SDE's are required to travel domestically and internationally to suppliers and other MAGNA facilities.



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