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Senior Embedded Software Architect

Job Number:  34461
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

The Senior Software Architect is responsible for the design and development of software architectures in various embedded systems. The architecture is composed of a different OS (OSEK or POSIX), Base Software Package, Classic or Adaptive AutoSAR, and the various Applications that implement the desired features for the ECU’s. The architecture must meet requirements for functionality, performance, functional and automotive safety, and security. The Embedded Software Architect leads a team of distributed embedded Software engineers in the implementation and deployment of the software on the various ECU’s. 

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

  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in automotive software development 
  • Engineering degree required, Master’s and/or MBA preferred. 
  • Demonstrated successful time management and organization skills. 
  • Ability to manage and work with a culturally diverse population 
  • Ability to work well and productively, always projecting a positive outlook in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment  
  • Ability to anticipate roadblocks, diagnose problems and generate effective solutions  
  • Broad functional experience in areas of technology strategic planning and marketing, business and market development and market research. 
  • Must have strong experience in working with customers on design goals, strategies and requirements 
  • Ability to automate repetitive tasks using scripts in Matlab, Python or other script languages 
  • Well versed in UML/SysML design skills, using Enterprise Architect or PREEVision or IBM Rhapsody 
  • Demonstrated success in Leadership role.  
  • 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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