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Systems Architect, High Voltage

Job Number:  17744
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular





Job Number: 17744 
Group: Magna Powertrain  
Division: EC Troy 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 

Group Introduction


Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


Mission of the Position:


We are looking for talented team members to be a part of a dynamic team looking to push boundaries, innovate, and are passionate about being a part of the transformation from traditional powertrains to electrification.


The Systems Engineer electrification leads a concept development team during the definition of a product concept and establishes the system architecture based on system requirements from the customer. The engineer supports the advanced and serial development during application engineering of products, for electrified powertrains. Experience and detailed knowledge of 400-800V eDrive technology is essential.


As an intermediate level engineer, the engineer will work independently with limited supervision to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using knowledge and judgement to make adaptations and modifications.


As a senior level engineer, the engineer will independently perform a wide variety of complex/advanced engineering work to include planning, designing and carrying out work assignments, often serving as a technical authority of the department with little to no supervision.  The engineer will mentor and guide less experienced team members.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for High voltage system safety
  • Responsible for the definition of the system level strategy for electrification Systems and alignment with Magna’s building block concepts.
  • Responsible for carrying out simulations of eDrive Systems and making proposals for system architecture
  • Support the design and building of demonstration and proof of concept vehicles 
  • Analyze customer requirements and create gap analysis, for various Magna Electric Drive Unit scenarios 
  • Analyze competitor solutions and create internal reports, share globally within Magna eDS (electrification Driveline Systems)
  • Working from internal broad specifications, customer requirements and/or hardware component technologies to provide robust solutions which can be implemented in mechanical, electrical hardware, and software strategies.
  • Support eDrive projects from initial quote through to system concept development and serial production, when required
  • Responsible for the development, documentation, and maintenance of the functional system specifications.
  • Cooperate with the global electrification team to find robust system solutions and ensure clear and concise concepts.
  • 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 16949).
  • 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:


  • Electrification Driveline Systems (eDS) Group Engineering locations
  • Product Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Hardware Engineering
  • CAD Engineering

Requirements and Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering required; Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, etc.
  • High level of analytical ability and understanding of engineering theory and principles of design.
  • Experience in gears, shafts, and bearings required.
  • Understanding of automotive manufacturing processes preferred.
  • Competent in the use of MATLAB and Simulink for design and analysis
  • Minimum of 5 (five) years of experience in high-voltage automotive electrification system level design and validation required.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical and electrical driveline concepts required.

Work Environment:


10% 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.





08--Engineering  F--Permanent/Regular 


Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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