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Lead Engineer - Software Test (m/f/d)

Job Number:  19687
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Sailauf
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Sailauf, DE Sailauf, BY, DE

Group Description


Magna’s ADAS technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.


Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete ADAS systems or modular solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.


Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.


Role Summary

The Software Test Lead Engineer is responsible to plan, coordinate and report about all software test activities while still performing technical tasks (analyse software requirements, execute software test cases based on software requirements, architectural design and detailed software design).

Key Responsibilities

  • Acts as primary management interface (internal and customer) and escalation for all software test related issues. Execute software test in compliance with a formal ASPICE based Global Product Engineering Process (GPEP). 
  • Provides technical leadership and guidance in directing the efforts of the software test team of all relevant engineering deliverables in compliance with the Global Product Development Process (GPEP) based on ASPICE model. Support rest of the functional disciplines with all aspects related to software.
  • Develops and provide Software Test Plan and Software Test Strategy for the project and for all applicable test levels (Software Component Test, Software Integration Test, Software Qualification Test).
  • Decide about required test execution based on software test strategy for all applicable test levels.
  • Meet engineering targets (quality, delivery timing, performance, engineering budget, etc.) for engineering deliverables.
  • Responsible for project planning of Software Test (resources, timing, etc.).
  • Ensuring reviews of Test Specifications and Test Concepts are completed and productive
  • Ensuring reviews of Test Concepts and Environments are completed and productive
  • Ensures the quality of all team deliverables meet standards and timing
  • Analyze, review and execute software test effort estimations (e. g. based on static code analysis results)
  • Evaluate and estimate about required resources (test personal, tools, …)
  • Assist in hiring of competent software test personnel
  • Record and report risks related to Software Test and identify measures for risk mitigation
  • Manage and review supplier work products
  • Specify requirements and Statement of Work documents (SOW)
  • Introduce and support in Magna Processes and tools

Additional Information

  • Plan and track supplier work products about timing and quality
  • Preparation and shipping of test benches to the suppliers
  • Review and analyze software requirements to design and develop testing artifacts and provide input to software development teams on missing/deficient requirements.
  • Develop and release all relevant verification engineering deliverables in compliance with a formal ASPICE based Global Product Engineering Process (GPEP) and customer expectations
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts, researches, recommends and initiates implementation of enhancements to products, processes and programs.
  • Perform complex work assignments requiring independent problem solving and decision making, requiring strong software technical competency.
  • Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. Ensures that facilities are in full compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Actively pursue cost saving ideas and support transfer of work packages to BCC
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Follows safe work procedures; Uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); Uses workplace tools and equipment as instructed; Reports workplace hazards, injuries and illness as soon as possible following event.
  • Complies with the requirements of Quality Operating System (QOS)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering / Software Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent (Master’s preferred)
  • 4-8 years’ relevant experience regarding the Responsibility / Activities (listed above) for automotive electronics serial
  • ISTQB Foundation Level certification
  • ISTQB Advanced Level certification as a plus


  • Comprehensive knowledge of English (verbal and written)
  • For positions located in non-English speaking locations, knowledge of the local working language is an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge (verbal &written) of local language required.


  • Travel (domestic and international) may be needed

Abilities- Level 4

  • Able to work effectively in a global environment.
  • Able to represent technical design topics internally and externally
  • Self-motivation, tenacity, and determination are very useful in this position
  • Must be able to work independently with no supervision
  • Must be able to teach and mentor other engineers
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational, project management, and leadership skills to prioritize, coordinate projects, manage conflicting needs, and deal with many work items and/or issues at once.

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