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Sr. System Architect

Job Number:  60694
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Mobility USA
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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Job Number: 60694 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Mobility USA 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


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 System Architect will lead all system and EE architecture activities on Magna’s New Mobility projects. The ideal candidate will lead all SYS.1 and SYS.2 activities as per ASPICE. The System Architect interfaces with multiple stakeholders to understand requirements, domain, viable technology, and development activities for automotive ECU development projects and control/safety strategies. Tasks include, but are not limited to, front-end communications with customers regarding requirements and solutions, analysis and definition of system design alternatives, and daily technical guidance of engineering activities within the team. The System Architect is responsible for defining the structure of the developed system and the interfaces between individual work products of hardware design, software design, and system testing. The system architect is aware of safety, security, and regulatory requirements. For design activities, the System Architect must be capable of creation and analysis of multiple design alternatives, assessing such alternatives based on given or self-defined criteria, and selecting the most suitable options to refine to a final design.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads system/product requirements specifications, solution definition, technical feasibility analysis, and architecture specification.
  • Provides technical guidance for system design and integration engineering activities. Ensures conceptual integrity of system design.
  • Provides engineering support for sales presentations, technical solutions discussions, and product demonstrations with prospective customers.
  • Develops and/or approves system architecture requirements, models, and diagrams.
  • Responsible for architecture level development and testing.
  • Responds to customer inquiries concerning complex system design approaches and issues.
  • Required experience with designing electrical schematics and PCB layout
  • Prepares Statement of Work for engineering services related to ECU hardware development. Experience with 5G connectivity, Wifi, Bluetooth, vehicle supervisory controller and Autonomous driving systems are required
  • Works with Engineering Program Management to provide feasibility and planning information.
  • Interfaces with and supports customer product development calls and meetings.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and reviews program sustaining activities.
  • Provide technical advice for product/systems roadmap definition based on expert knowledge of ECU specific technologies and customer use cases.
  • Oversees and supports life cycle engineering activities using defined processes and standards.
  • Participates in internal and external technical reviews, as required.
  • Work with requirements engineers at program initiation to help analyze the customer requirements
  • Defines interfaces of the architecture.

Key Responsibilities (Cont.)

  • Develops architecture verification criteria.
  • Verifies the system architectural design.
  • Ensures consistency and bilateral traceability of system requirements to system architectural design.
  • Communicates system architectural design.
  • Actively pursues cost saving ideas.
  • Be aware of innovative solutions and propose patent applications.
  • Perform work assignments as a highly competent Architecture Engineer, requiring independent system requirements development and testing of the Architecture requirements.
  • Work assignments primarily involve intermediate through advanced level work, moving toward complete technical competency and mastery of the field.
  • Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. Ensures that facilities are in full compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Follows safe work procedures; Uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); Uses workplace tools and equipment as instructed; Reports workplace hazards, injuries and illness as soon as possible following event.
  • Develops software for vehicle connectivity such as 5G cellular, Wifi, Bluetooth commonly employed for remote vehicle control, teleoperations, cloud data logging, remote payment systems
  • Creates engineering documentation for the following deliverables: Product Specification, Software Requirement Specification, Software Development Plan, Software Design and Implement Document, DVP&R’s, 8D’s test reports, software problem reports, engineering changes and work orders.
  • Works with senior engineering personnel to support and drive best practices in design specifications, manufacturing processes, customer requirements, and safety requirements.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Functional understanding of complex mechatronic systems – Electrified Vehicle Powertrain, Vehicle Autonomous systems including but not limited to commonly used sensors and actuators used in such applications
  • Knowledge of software design flow, programming languages (especially C/C++) and libraries
  • Knowledge of analysis and engineering tools such as version control/configuration management
  • Knowledge of PCB design flow
  • Knowledge of image/video processing
  • Expertise in using CAN based tools such as CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape, neoVI, etc.
  • Experience with UML or SysML
  • Working knowledge of IS026262 and the IEC 615008, hazard, SAE J2464, IEC, NEC, ISO 20G53, ISO/SAE 21434, ASPICE ISO15504 and two-level fault strategies.
  • Knowledge of structured problem solving (8D) methods and/or techniques
  • Functional Safety certification with independent agency to at least Functional Safety Professional / Level 2
  • Knowledge of Software and Hardware development processes required.
  • Skills for understanding and analysis of complex mechatronic systems strongly preferred.
  • IBM Jazz / Doors NG strongly preferred.
  • Requirements management / ALM skills strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally on an occasional basis
  • Valid driver’s license

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering/ Systems Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science or equivalent (Master’s and/or PhD  preferred)
  • 4-8 years’ relevant experience regarding the Responsibility / Activities (listed above) for automotive electronics serial development projects (mandatory).

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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