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Sr. Software Engineer (m/f/d)

Job Number:  49766
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.


Job Introduction

The role Sr. Research SW Engineer must plan, execute and coordinate the evaluation of cutting edge SW technologies used in embedded and/or cloud environments with internal and external R&D departments, (supplier) companies, institutions and academia. The evaluation will consist of a scientific deep dive, application analysis, market and cost factors associated with the technology.

Major Responsibilities

  • Evaluation of new SW technologies with compliance to scientific principles, engineering principles, company standards, customer requirements and related specifications
  • SW Architecture pattern definition based on new SW technologies to be integrated into the Magna portfolio – align overall fit to SW architecture of new technologies
  • Support the definition of SW related BB and there architecture with respect to modularity and scalability
  • Support strong SW related fields e.g AI with the appropriate SW language or technology (e.g. OpenVX, Apache TVM) to make SW BB independent from the HW
  • Ensure integration of new SW technologies to ensure an effective use of HW regarding safety, security, memory and performance (e.g. Rust)
  • Define blue prints / templates for the use of new SW technologies to be implemented in existing frameworks
  • Execute PoTs in the area of new SW technologies/stacks (e.g Zenoh, Mimik, ..)
  • Ensure alignment with GIT to develop and deploy new SW technologies (e.g PXE – diskless boot)
  • Design and conduct research programs, applying theory and principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, electronics, heat transfer and materials
  • Support project and program investigations of technologies and companies
  • Provide technical input into proof-of-concept studies for various technologies
  • Evaluate advanced technologies, products and processes, including but not limited to: competitive landscape, intellectual property status, technical feasibility, financial feasibility and manufacturability
  • Support the development of methodology for advanced strategy development for future technologies and products based on trend analysis and business strategy
  • Deliver vehicle-based R&D solutions to exploit Magna portfolio with selected OEM’s as directed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maintain proper filing systems to ensure all information, (electronic or hard copy), are stored according to departments requirements
  • 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
  • Perform other duties as required

Knowledge and Education

  • Master's or higher degree in Engineering including but not limited to: Computer Science, Electrical, Aerospace, and Robotics. Automotive OEM or Tier-1 experience preferred.
  • Proficient in programming in C/C++, Matlab/Simulink, Python, Rust, etc. 
  • Proficient in automotive operating systems including Autosar, Linux/ROS2, POSIX …
  • Deep knowledge in communication protocols (CAN, LIN, BT, TCP/IP, …)

Work Experience

  • 5 years or more experience including Ph.D. research, Automotive OEM, Tier-1 or industrial development.
  • Experience in embedded software development in a technology area related to mobility, robotics, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Experience in virtualization and containerization (e.g. WebAssembly) technologies

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong spoken and written English language skills.
  • Technical prowess to identify emerging technologies of potential relevance to Magna both within and outside the automotive sector

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.
  • Ability to travel domestic and international

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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