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Sr. Systems Engineer, Mechatronics

Job Number:  43304
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 43304 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: EC Troy 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


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.


Mission of the Position


The Mechatronics Systems Engineer is responsible for definition of the mechatronic system, including control algorithms and electrical architecture for innovative and leading-edge solutions for driveline applications.  They work closely with the customer or internal requirements and hardware component technologies to provide robust design solutions.  You will develop, document, and maintain the system functional specifications and software control logic for the system.  This position requires a high level of knowledge about electromechanical systems used in driveline systems.

Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the definition of the system level strategy.
  • Utilize the customer requirements and hardware component technologies to provide robust solutions which can be implemented in mechanical and electrical hardware and software strategy.
  • Support advanced engineering projects through software and system concept development.
  • Responsible for the development, documentation, and maintenance of the system functional specification and software strategy specifications.
  • Cooperate with the application software department and electrical hardware department to find robust system solutions and ensure clear and concise documentation.
  • Responsible for the development, documentation, and maintenance of the system functional specification and software strategy specifications including:
    • Performing requirement analysis, software architecture design and optimization, data structure design, and low-level software requirements development.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.

Magna Standards


  • Practice and maintain integrity while following Magna’s Charter and Constitution.
  • Follow Magna’s Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.
  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF).
  • Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures to ensure duties of self are performed in a safe manner.
  • Health & Safety responsibilities:
    •     Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
    •     Report unsafe conditions immediately.
    •     Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
    •     Follow safety rules.
    •     Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
    •     Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Create a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Treat everyone with dignity, trust, and respect.
  • Complete additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Customers and Business Interfaces


  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Hardware Engineering
  • Software & HIL Test Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required
  • High level of analytical ability and understanding of engineering theory and principles of design.
  • Experience in MATLAB, Simulink, CANape, CANalyzer, CANoe, and Dspace ControlDesk.
  • Working knowledge in computer-based software, powertrain controls experience, strong organizational/communication skills, and the ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Minimum of 5 (five) years of experience required, embedded software development experience with additional experience in system level design and validation strongly preferred.
  • Experience writing system level and diagnostic requirements for control systems strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of AutoSAR software architecture strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of CAN-FD protocol, including GM Global B architecture, strongly preferred.


Work Environment


Office environment; 20% travel required. 

While working in this environment, the employee will be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes and various levels of temperature created by manufacturing processes.




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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