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Senior Hardware Engineer

Job Number:  47715
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 47715 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


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 Senior Hardware Engineer is responsible for implementation of a high-level functional block diagram of an architecture for an ECU, into a detailed circuit diagram and associated board layout. The Senior Hardware Engineer is furthermore responsible for selecting the proper parts and designing the circuits for the proper support electronics such as power supplies, peripheral interfaces, etc. The Senior Hardware Engineer is also responsible for taking into consideration all EMC, functional safety, and security requirements into the design of the electronics hardware. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Execute R&D activities within area of Embedded Hardware. 
  • Implement high-level functional block diagram for an ECU. 
  • Integrate automotive sensors and systems such as cameras, radars, lidars, positioning solutions into compute platforms. 
  • Ability to perform the design and development of analog and digital hardware projects for cutting edge electronics for automobiles such as infotainment systems. 
  • Embedded hardware development from small micro controllers to high-end multi core devices. All aspects from power supply, high speed interfaces to the latest and greatest trends in memory technology must be integrated. 
  • Design and implement peripheral interface and support circuits for Automotive Ethernet communications, as well as Automotive Camera systems using serializer/de-serializer technologies. 

Knowledge and Education

  •  A Master’s Degree in electronics engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics or similar is required 
  • 5+ years of recent experience working on actual product development as a technical HW development engineer 
  • Technical expertise in an automotive electronics quality, reliability, and manufacturability, related to control systems is preferred 
  • Understanding of the fundamental terms of computer architecture and their benefits and drawbacks 
  • Understanding of design and manufacturing of the silicon devices and you should be familiar with current silicon process nodes and their benefits and drawbacks 
  • Understanding of analog and power electronics, process for schematics design, board layout and manufacturing process for prototyping and series production 
  • Knowledge of automotive bus systems including the recent developments in multi-media links, automotive Ethernet, basic knowledge of wireless connectivity, Bluetooth, mesh networks and GNSS systems 
  • Understanding of AUTOSAR and OSEK for automotive software 
  • Knowledge of server-based systems for web server and big data storage and processing. Fundamental concepts of cloud-based systems 
  • Familiarity with ASIL level requirements, functional safety, and cyber security 

Work Experience

  • 10+ years of recent experience working on actual product development either as a technical management, product / system architect or a developer 
  • Experience in the design, development, or integration of cutting-edge automotive electronics 
  • Deep technical expertise in an automotive electronics quality, reliability, and manufacturability, related to autonomous systems is preferred 
  • Experience with procedural, functional, object oriented and aspect-oriented programming languages both interpreted and compiled 
  • Experience with real-time control software for mission critical systems 
  • Experience or knowledge related to FPGAs 
  • Experience in the design, development, or integration of cutting-edge automotive electronics 

Skills and Competencies

  • Processor architectures and cores, GPU, DSP cores, etc. 
  • Able to execute software development process from bare metal assembler to complex software projects 
  • Able to work with and create embedded operating systems 
  • Able to give a good overview over recent processor / SoC products/roadmaps from major silicon suppliers 
  • Valid driver’s license 

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and use hands to finger, handle, and feel.   The employee is required to reach with hands and arms and have adequate mobility to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. 
  • Responsible for working in compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety Act as well as any rules or standards otherwise specified by OSHA or MIOSHA or any other government regulations. Expected to exercise caution in all work activities and report any unsafe conditions, injuries, or near misses to the appropriate supervisor. 
  • Must be able to travel internationally on an occasional basis 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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