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Senior Software Engineer

Job Number:  47716
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 47716 
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 Software Engineer is responsible for designing the software components (detailed design), codes the software components and tests the software components based on the software architecture and the software requirements within a project. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop (design, implement, test and debug) core and/or application specific software requirements for automotive embedded electronic module; may also need to develop automotive HPC systems from 1st POC up to serial product quality. 
  • Develop software in compliance with a formal ASPICE/CMMi based Global Product Engineering Process (GPEP) depending on the project. 
  • Verify software requirements at component and bench level, test and debug the code as it is developed. 
  • Support rest of the functional disciplines with all aspects related to software. 
  • Perform complex work assignments requiring independent problem solving and decision making, requiring strong software technical competency. 
  • Coordinate and integrate core and/or 3rd party software, such as CAN NOS, into an application specific software ECU. 
  • Perform other duties as necessary for completion of projects and achievement of departmental goals. 
  • Ensure that facilities are in full compliance with all safety regulations. 

Knowledge and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering / Software Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent (Master’s preferred) 
  • BS/MS/PhD in mechanical / industrial / robotics engineering or equivalent engineering discipline with appropriate coursework focus 
  • Knowledge of product development engineering practices in automotive field 
  • Knowledge of embedded software development in C/C++ for 16 bit and 32-bit micro-controllers including application for micro-controllers such as Freescale, PPC, ARM core, TI DSP, Microchip, and Renasas 
  • Knowledge of model-based development and the associated toolchains (e.g. Matlab/Simulink) 
  • Knowledge of POSIX OS (e.g. Linux) and virtualization/hypervisor technologies 

Work Experience

  • 8+ years’ relevant experience regarding the Responsibility / Activities (listed above) for automotive electronics development projects (mandatory) 
  • Involvement in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) 
  • Experience with implementation of low-level device driver software such as SPI, I2C, PWM for various microcontrollers 
  • Broad exposure to sensors, mechanical, and electrical design and development practices including common engineering tools used for such efforts with detailed knowledge and expertise  

Skills and Competencies

  • Proficient Computer knowledge and skills, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Excellent professional communication skills (written and verbal) 
  • Teamwork and social skills 
  • High internal and external service orientation 
  • Excellent creativity, initiative, diligence, and accuracy 
  • Willingness and ability to acquire new skills 
  • Analytical and flexible approaches in projects 
  • 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. 
  • Required Responsible for working in compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety Act as well as any rules or standards.  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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