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Sr. Research Engineer - Modeling & Simulation (m/f/d)

Job Number:  42821
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna International St. Valentin
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 42821 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna International St. Valentin 
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.


Position Overview


This position will be responsible for Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) simulation of autonomous driving (AD) systems. The focus of the position will include but not limited to (1) establishing HIL environment, (2) modeling of road environment, sensors, actuators and vehicle dynamics for simulation, (3) test and validation of AD systems in simulation environment. 


In addition, support the R&D project team engineers and researchers with technical evaluation of technologies being considered by Magna.  The evaluation will consist of a scientific deep dive, application analysis, manufacturability, market and cost factors associated with the technology.  

The Sr. Research Engineer will plan execute and coordinate R&D programs for/with internal and external R&D departments, (supplier) companies, institutions and academia. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Evaluation of technologies and product designs with compliance to scientific principles, engineering principles, company standards, customer requirements and related specifications 
  • Support the development of innovative components and modules from the initial concept phase through the complete development process including design engineering, validation, prototyping, testing, and evaluation of the proposed production capable process and business case 
  • Design and conduct research programs; applying theory and principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, electronics, heat transfer and materials 
  • Contribute to team effort by providing innovative ideas for products and processes and by sharing new information with other team members 
  • Support the ideation process while identifying gaps in the current product or manufacturing technology to guide and provide future R&D efforts 
  • Analyze engineering results and propose product changes to determine feasibility, improvement of components and systems and functional/performance specifications 
  • Correlate experimental data to simulation data 
  • Maintain innovation project schedule by monitoring project progress, co-coordinate activities, calculating time requirements, sequencing project elements and resolving problems 
  • Specify requests and coordinate all sub-contracted work (i.e. S/W development, prototyping, validation, testing) and assures timely completion 
  • Confer with other project engineers to clarify or resolve problems and develop designs 
  • Maintain proper filing systems to ensure all information, (electronic or hard copy), are stored according to departments requirements 
  • Provide engineering support to other departments within the company as directed by the department leader 
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks 
  • Responsible for keeping the organization abreast of developments in his/her R&D programs. 
  • Interpret technical specifications from OEMS 
  • Prepare project progress reports 
  • Use related computer software and equipment to perform technical analysis tasks 
  • Continuing education and/or training is critical as technology evolves 
  • Ability to travel domestic and international 
  • Perform other duties as required 



  • Experience in HIL simulation in ADAS and/or Autonomous Driving systems. 
  • 5 years or more experience including Ph.D. research, Automotive OEM, Tier-1 or autonomous driving companies. 

Education / Experience


  • Master's or higher degree in Engineering including but not limited to: Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science, Aerospace, and Robotics. Automotive OEM or Tier-1 experience preferred. 

Special Knowledge / Skills


  • Proficient in vehicle simulation tools such as CarSim, CarMaker, PreScan or other simulation software. 
  • Proficient in HILS environment such as dSpace HILS 
  • Ability to model road environment and sensor geometry in simulation environment 
  • Experience in open CV or other graphics programming 
  • Proficient in programming in C/C++, Matlab, Python etc. 
  • Strong spoken and written English language skills.  

Work Environment


  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus 

Additional Information

The annual remuneration package for this position is a minimum of EUR 56,000 - with corresponding qualification. We offer attractive benefits (e.g., employee profit participation program) and a salary which is in line with market conditions depending on your skills and experience.

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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