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Head of Engineering Software (f/m/x)

Job Number:  63646
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Sailauf
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Sailauf, DE

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About us


We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary


Magna Electronics leads the way in active safety technologies, revolutionizing the automotive industry and improving lives. With a strong focus on adapting ADAS systems and electronic solutions to any vehicle, we address a wide range of mobility and safety needs. As we build a safer, more intelligent, and connected mobility experience, Magna is dedicated to creating a better future for people globally.


About the Role

The Head of Engineering Software is responsible for leading the overall europe software engineering team through various product development and production cycles delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions into manufacturing and to our customers. The job holder has the responsibility for both people management (development, coaching) and project leadership for those projects within area of responsibility.

Your Responsibilities

  • Ensures engineering timing plans, defect / issues list, risk assessments, lessons learned are created and maintained and provides engineering status for project reviews (e.g. gate, design, milestones, etc.) according to program timing for all assigned projects
  • Resource planning and alignment to ensure that all projects in the department are properly staffed with the right quality and quantity of resources to meet the deliverables in an effective and efficient way is a key objective of this position
  • Leadership for related subteams an team members
  • Directly manages all relevant engineering roles in the implementation of project objectives and overall activities
  • As appropriate to specific role, acts as primary customer and internal interface for all escalated technical issues
  • Approve Product Release Notes prior to delivery to the customer
  • Develops & leads continuous improvement efforts for products, processes and programs
  • Ensures compliance to company procedures (e.g. Process - Work Instructions) and applicable standards (e.g. ISO/TS 16949, ISO/IEC TR 15504)

Who we are looking for

  • Completed university degree in engineering or equivalent environment
  • Approximately 10 years of relevant experience in the Automotive/ADAS discipline
  • In-depth experience in leadership
  • Detailed knowledge in structured engineering approach and problem solving (i.e. 8D)
  • Comprehensive working skills of configuration management, project planning, monitoring and control techniques
  • Extensive working knowledge of automotive software development, ADAS principles and systems engineering discipline
  • Able to lead, coach and motivate a cross functional team including matrixed resource.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of analysis, engineering and product lifecycle management tools
  • Effective technical presentation skills and ability to clearly articulate complex technical topics
  • Business fluent in English
  • Advanced knowledge of local language desired

Your preferred qualifications

  • PhD or other additional qualifications in relevant technical field preferred

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Collegial, supportive and friendly working atmosphere with a "Duz" culture.
  • Attractive and performance-oriented compensation package.
  • Prospects and opportunities for personal and professional development through various training offers.
  • Individual work arrangements through flexible working hours and opportunities to use "Office Work" and "Mobile Work" personally.
  • Corporate benefits program.
  • International and diverse environment and open door culture.

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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