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Sr. Technical Specialist (m/f/d) Machine Learning & AI

Job Number:  47810
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna International St. Valentin
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 47810 
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.


Role Summary

The Sr Technical Specialist will work on technology projects within the R&D team, supporting technical evaluation of the technologies and the building blocks supportive of automotive products, advanced manufacturing principles and software integration; they will work on a range of technology readiness and project scope investigations requiring deep scientific research, prototyping, advanced development, application analysis, manufacturability and cost analysis; they will contribute to the team’s effort by providing innovative ideas for products and processes. 

Major Responsiblities

  • Plan, execute and coordinate R&D projects for/with internal and external R&D departments, supplier companies, institutions and academia.
  • Research latest advances in technology building blocks for automotive products & systems, software/data analytics methods and advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Work with engineering tools to develop prototype and/or production intent solutions. 
  • Lead, document and present advances of the projects.
  • Evaluate technologies and product designs with compliance to scientific principles, engineering- & software development principles, company standards and customer requirements.
  • Support the development of innovative components or modules from initial concept through full development.
  • Design, simulate, execute and test Proof of Concept systems / programs

Knowledge and Education

  • Electrical Engineering, Computer Science (or similar) background with proficiency in one (or more) common programming languages/environments (Python, Rust, C/C++, MATLAB etc.) and their application for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Data Analytics
  • Familiarity with a variety of Machine Learning methods, their advantages & disadvantages, available libraries, and their areas of application
  • Strong understanding of academic research in the field, ability to monitor publications and keep track of latest progress & development
  • Understanding of project initiation and execution including technical and business aspects.
  • AI method knowledge and preferably hands-on experience in at least several of the following fields:
    • Computer Vision
    • Sensor Data Fusion
    • Advanced Data Analytics
    • Data-Driven Decision Making / Behavior modeling
  • Awareness of global trends related to the automotive and mobility field.

Work Experience

  • An MS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science (or similar)
  • Advanced programming capabilities as well as familiarity with several other relevant engineering tools & methods
  • 5+ years of work experience in either product development, concept development, R&D or academia in relevant fields, having successfully conducted and completed projects with measurable outcomes

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent technical and analytical competence in select areas of technology and research
  • Strong communication skills, both in internal & external project execution as well as ability to explain complex technical scenarios to a multifaceted audience
  • Self-starter with a “can do” attitude

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.
  • “Hybrid” work, a mix of work-from-home and office days, possible.

Additional Information

The annual remuneration package for this position is a minimum of EUR 78,000,- 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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