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Senior Embedded Hardware Architect

Job Number:  34460
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


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.

Role Summary

Position Overview 

The Embedded Hardware Architect is responsible for the design and development of Embedded Control Units (ECU), including the selection and configuration of the processing unit. The embedded hardware architect will take requirements for performance and cost into consideration during the design of an optimal solution for the ECU hardware. The embedded hardware architect will work closely with the Electronics Design Engineers for the circuit design and circuit board development. 

Key Responsibilities

Significant and extensive experience in software system architecture design, software implementation design, analysis, troubleshooting, and testing 

Ability to architect the software design of a complete embedded system 

Ability to write, debug, and test embedded C/C++ and Python 

Deep understanding of modern Machine Learning methods 

Working experience with Deep Neural Networks (e.g. PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras) 

Knowledge of automotive functional safety and security 

Ability to utilize standard tools and methodologies to guide activities (Fish bone, fault tree, 5-Whys, 8Ds) 

Strong technical background to perform engineering calculations, simulations, and analysis, as well as strong communication skills to explain technical issues clearly and effectively to a non-technical audience 

Experience on developing and deploying custom APIs and SDKs (Abstraction layers) 

Experience with embedded operating systems (POSIX and OSEK) 

Experience with time/data triggered frameworks for robotic/automotive appl. (e.g. ROS2) 

Strong ability to step in at any time and ensure successful completion/execution 

Knowledge of vehicle communication such as CAN / Automotive Ethernet (TCP/IP) 

Ability to read, understand and create diagrams, charts and schematics, as well as software architecture, software design, and software development documents and test specifications. 

Knowledge of software development life cycle. 

Well versed and experienced in SPICE process, CMMI or equivalent software development process maps. Must be well conversant with Waterfall, Agile and other Software Project Management methodologies. 

Strong experience with AUTOSAR Classic and Adaptive is required 

Excellent planning and organization, project management and time management skills 

Effective analytical and conceptual skills to derive adequate solutions for technical problems 

High initiative towards driving development and innovation 

Thorough understanding of ASIL levels requirements for automotive software  

Strategic thinking 

Strong leadership skills 

Strong presentation, rhetorical, influencing and negotiation skills. 

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Master’s degree in electronics engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics or similar required. 

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.  

Strong knowledge and preferably hands-on experience in at least several of the following fields.  

Processor architectures and cores, GPU, DSP, FPGA, etc.  

Understanding of the fundamental terms of computer architecture and their benefits and drawbacks.  

Good overview over recent processor / SoC products from major silicon suppliers.  

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 POSIX and OSEK OS for automotive software. 

Software development process from bare metal assembler to complex software projects. 

Understanding and hands-on experience of embedded operating systems. 

Experience with procedural, functional, object oriented, and aspect-oriented programming, languages both interpreted and complied.  

Experience with real-time control software for mission critical systems. 

Must be able to travel internationally on an occasional basis 

Valid driver’s license 


Additional Information

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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