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R&D Control & Software Expert (m/w/d)

Job Number:  46371
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  Traiskirchen
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Introduction

Advancing mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, and safer, while still fun to drive. And making it for everyone. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain. We do it by creating world-class powertrain solutions for conventional, hybrid, and pure electric vehicles. We’re making electrification more than a buzzword, we’re bringing it to the road. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


Your Responsibilities


Do you want to create drive systems of future electric cars? Are you excited about new and innovative concepts and technologies? Do you have a broad technical knowledge, and do you like to solve complex challenges?
As Control and Software expert (m/w/d) you are integrated in the advanced engineering control & software group within an international company acting on a global scale. You assess new and innovative technologies for the control of e motor and inverter and integrate them into novel applications. In close cooperation with other departments and engineering groups as well as external partners in industry and research your exciting tasks in this position include:


  • Evaluation of the state of the art and new innovative technologies in the field of control and software solutions for electric drivetrains by well-directed technology scouting and networking with research institutes and development partners
  • Idea finding process: determination of assessment criteria, definition of maturity levels for the decision process and evaluation of feasibility
  • Development of the technology roadmap and budget planning together with advanced engineering management, product management, and the building block organization
  • Overall technical responsibility as well as design reviews and approval for advanced engineering projects
  • Global know-how transfer by training/mentoring and development of colleagues as well as ensuring the competence buildup for advanced engineering and series development
  • Support of the patent division regarding technical questions& contact to strategic customers and suppliers

Your Qualifications


  • Academic degree in electrical engineering or mechatronics, at least Master’s degree, preferably PhD degree
  • Training and teaching skills, experience in academic lecturing advantageous 
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in automotive control and software design for e motors and inverters
  • Methodic way of working with focus on model-based development
  • bility to break down and get an overview of complex challenges and systems
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills as well as connectivity
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, German advantageous
  • Willingness to travel up to appr. 30%

Our Offer


This position has the potential to work out of 3 different locations:


  • Our location in Traiskirchen is only 20 kilometers away from Vienna and is easily accessible by car as well as by public transport. The location in the middle of a beautiful landscape close to the city is definitely recommendable as a place to live or work.
  • Our Lannach site, with around 2,000 employees, can be easily reached from Graz via the highway in just 15 minutes, and the Styrians' favorite excursion destination - the South Styrian Wine Route - is also very close by for an evening outing.
  • Our St. Valentin site, with around 800 employees, is easily accessible both by private and public transport thanks to its excellent links to the Westautobahn and Westbahn railway lines. The unique natural and cultural landscape of the Mostviertel region around St. Valentin offers a wide range of leisure activities. Urban flair can be found in the nearby Upper Austrian capital Linz.



As an international company, we offer attractive services such as various sports and health programs, numerous benefits at partner companies and the Magna Profit Sharing Program in addition to exciting tasks, flexible working hours and an extensive range of training and education opportunities.


  • Flexible working hours and remote work 
  • Health programs, sports and team events 
  • An extensive training program and exciting internal development opportunities 
  • 27 vacation days per year (25 regular vacation days and on top of that, 12/24 and 12/31 are automatically days off and you don't have to consume a vacation day or compensatory time for those days) 
  • Meal allowance 
  • Various benefits via the works council 


For this function, we offer an attractive compensation package that matches your individual experience and qualifications. The gross monthly salary corresponding to the metal collective agreement for 38.5 hours is at least 80.000 € (p.a.). Overpayment is possible according to your experience and educational background.  


Are you interested? Become part of our team!  
We are looking forward to your online application ( 

Additional Information


Contact person for any remaining questions: 

Nicole Wurzinger 
Tel.: +43 664 / 80444 – 1052
Magna Powertrain GmbH & Co KG 

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