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Manager, Inverter Engineering, eDrive Systems

Job Number:  18856
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  EC Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US, 48098-2863




Job Number: 18856 
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:


The Manager, Software & Inverter Engineering will be responsible for leading a team of engineers responsible for the detailed design and application of power electronics, specifically inverters as well as embedded software development for North American eDrive projects. The Manager will lead, guide, mentor, and coach the engineers responsible for power electronics and software development through to serial production.


Creating and modifying eDrive system for new vehicle applications requires a full team approach, including all sub-systems. The Manager will be responsible for ensuring the inverter and embedded software are designed and developed by the team fit within system boundaries and are affordable and efficient while delivering the necessary torque and power for Magna Etelligent programs. 


Demonstrates by leading a dynamic team that pushes boundaries, innovates, and is passionate about being part of the transformation from traditional Powertrain to eMobility. The Manager will promote, encourage, and facilitate a professional, team based collaborative project culture.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Software and Inverter Engineering team operations in the implementation of objectives and manages overall activities.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring and training, reward and disciplinary actions of employees, performance appraisals, and employee development. 
    • Responsible for Inverter hardware and software development into serial production:
      • Design of modular, scalable HV inverter for automotive applications, including the design of scalable power units, optimized EMC design, PCB Layout, definition, lifetime calculation and specification of components.

      • Mechanical integration including thermal simulation and design.

      • Design and Development of a fully automated Inverter / PCBA functional test environment, including the definition and implementation of test cases and function block tests and all inverter tests.

      • Software development, integration and testing, using Autosar, based around Infineon Aurix microprocessor family.  Model based functional software and motor control software. Extensive simulation requirements [UML2 based workflow] 

  • Ensure the team receives and correctly interprets the defined work packages and targets, and continuously tracks and updates target achievement.
  • Lead the team to ensure the successful coordination and execution of the project scope.
  • Liaise closely with other sub-system teams to ensure a complete system approach
  • Develop local simulation capability to support effective and efficient system design and development
  • Support multiple customer enquiries and the Magna quotation processes with technical and commercial input
  • Support industrialization of Inverter designs, working with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manage Inverter testing definition to applicable standards
  • Work closely with Functional Safety experts to ensure compliance to customer requirements

Magna Standards:


  • Practice and maintain integrity while following and upholding Magna’s Charter and Constitution.
  • Follow and uphold 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.
  • Maintains working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.
  • Health & Safety responsibilities:
    • Understands and enforces Environmental, Health & Safety policies, procedures and rules.
    • Involved in accident / incident investigation, reporting and corrective actions.
    • Reviews safety incidents, memos, etc. with employees.
    • Train new employees.
    • Correct unsafe acts and conditions.
    • Ensure use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Assess employee safety performance as part of performance appraisal.
  • 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:


  • Power Electronics Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Internal and External suppliers
  • Systems Engineering
  • eMotor Engineering
  • Functional Software Development Engineering
  • Global Electrification Engineering Team

Requirements and Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Engineering required; Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Controls Engineering, Electrical Engineering preferred; A technical Masters degree is preferred. 
  • Minimum of 7 years of automotive powertrain development experience leading a technical team; mentoring, coaching, training, and/or developing technical talent required. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience in power inverter design and/or software development (functional and/or eMotor control)
  • A strong understanding of eMotor design would be extremely beneficial.
  • Strong knowledge of the design, test, and/or manufacturing of power electronics
  • Familiarity with automotive electronics architectures including CAN and LIN communication.
  • Familiar with ASPICE assessment & working within a Process Capable of ASPICE Level 3.
  • Good knowledge of the Matlab/Simulink toolchain.
  • Experience with cybersecurity application
  • Excellent knowledge of embedded software development

Work Environment:


Up to 15% 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.

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