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Software Engineer

Job Number:  49504
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Mechatronics Technical Center
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 49504 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Mechatronics Technical Center 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NEWMARKET 


Group Description

The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.


Role Summary

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Closures Technical Centre, a division of Magna International Inc., is focused on the design, development and testing of Mechatronics products for the automotive industry.  We are currently looking for a Software Engineer in Newmarket, Ontario.  The Software Engineer will develop, design and improve new and existing software for automotive embedded controls.

What We Offer

  • 15 vacation days plus 32 paid floating hours annually (prorated in first year)
  • Flexible healthcare benefits to cover you and your family, including Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Annual total compensation survey conducted to ensure fair pay and competitive wages
  • Support for your career development and growth through training and tuition reimbursement
  • Profit Sharing and Registered Retirement Savings Program (RRSP) with employer matching contributions
  • Support for mental and physical health through employee assistance & wellness programs
  • Employee vehicle discounts
  • Social events throughout the year including employee service awards, children’s Christmas parties, fundraising events, etc.
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and inclusive company

Key Responsibilities

  • Generally assigned to increasingly complex components, sub-assemblies and systems, e.g. may be responsible for changes based on new requirements, or may contribute to the application of new technology.
  • Coordinates the development for the designated products including, but not limited to Embedded software design, documentation, developing C –code and assembler, in accordance with standard operating procedures and the product delivery process.
  • Incorporates customer requirements, regulations and product specifications into the design of the designated products, ensuring compliance with Magna Closures Software Development Process, operational, cost, timing, safety, reliability, quality, and manufacturing feasibility parameters.
  • Analyzes products and formulates engineering conclusions by the application of engineering and/or mathematical principles and tools.  Applies QFD, FEA, FMEA, DOE, VA/VE and DFM/DFA, as required in the development of the product.
  • Creates engineering documentation for the following deliverables as outline in Magna Closures Software Development Process: Product Specification, Software Requirement Specification, Software Development Plan, Software Design and Implement Document, DVP&R’s, 8D’s, key product characteristics, engineering changes and work orders.
  • Writes, compiles and integrate Software based on above requirements. 
  • Designs / programs / implements automatic test vectors.
  • Conducts code reviews with peers and customer.
  • Consults and collaborates with personnel in various engineering and design activities relative to product development requirements in order to create/support robust electro-mechanical systems control methods to eliminate campaign failure modes.
  • Conducts effective communications within the project team and with the customer, suppliers, manufacturing and quality communities with minimal guidance from engineering management and engineering personnel. 
  • Maintains all appropriate documentation
  • Supports software development environments for embedded applications.
  • Works with senior engineering personnel to drive best practices in design specifications, manufacturing processes, customer requirements, and safety requirements
  • Creates, reviews and approves engineering direction and responsible for product testing to ensure key deliverables are met (i.e. functional requirements, cost targets, timing, safety, reliability, quality, and manufacturing feasibility parameters).
  • Reviews, approves, completes, and submits required change notices to ensure software quality meet design inputs.
  • Independently prioritizes the completion of tasks and resolution of issues to ensure compliance to Customer requirements and program deliverables. 
  • Contributes to the development of project timing.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer/Software/Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of 4 years of engineering experience
  • Working knowledge of electrical hardware and electrical circuit theory as it relates to embedded controls for electro-mechanical systems.
  • Ability to apply academic and other engineering principles in the development of automotive components and utilize analytical math-based tools.
  • Automotive Experience desired.
  • Understanding of hardware embedded environments and Micorcontrollers such as NXP/Freescale, Renesas, MicroChip/Atmel, Cypress, ST, Infineon, Etc
  • Knowledge of Vehicle Bus Communications software such as CAN, LIN and Wireless communications such as BLE, NFC, Etc
  • Understanding of the Vehicle and Component Level Diagnostics protocols
  • Advanced level C, Assembly language, Labview, Lab windows or other software design/test tools
  • Understanding of standard software process and industry requirements AutoSpice, CMMI, IEEE, MISRA

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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