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Software Architect Automotive Radar

Job Number:  8013
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Magna Mechatronics of America
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MI, US Newmarket, CA





Job Number: 8013 
Group: Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting  
Division: Magna Mechatronics of America 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Troy, Newmarket 



Group Description


The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.



Role Summary

Magna’s RADAR technologies are shaping an autonomous future and improving lives.


Full autonomy is coming. But to create the technology which will bring it into view, you need the desire and ability to adapt complete RADAR and Sensing systems solutions to any vehicle, for any mobility need.


Magna’s electronics solutions connect OEMs to their customers with features that improve their lives. It’s our expertise across the entire vehicle, key strategic partnerships and culture of innovation that allow us to make our industry-leading technologies road-ready. And it is how we’ll continue to build a safer, smarter and more connected mobility experience for all people.



The Software Architect is responsible for selecting, defining and creating and communicating the software architecture of the embedded software that is compliant with the system architecture.

Key Responsibilities
  • Development (design, implement, test and debug) of core and/or application specific software requirements for automotive embedded electronic module serial production projects.
  • Requirements Management Tools DOORs and Polarion.
  • Software Development process activities according to ASPICE.
  • FMEA methods and tools, DVP&R, DFM/DFA, VA/VE, Etc.
  • Experience using different tools like Debuggers, Vector tools, Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Etc.
  • Develop software in compliance with a formal ASPICE/CMMi based standards as well as company Development process. 
  • Support other functional disciplines with all aspects related to System and Software architecture.
  • Perform complex work assignments requiring independent problem solving and decision making, requiring strong software technical competency
  • Work assignments primarily involve senior/advanced level work and may mentor other software engineers. 
  • Lead the planning, scheduling, monitoring and reporting of all software related activities for various projects.
  • Coordination of integration of Supplier, Application and/or 3rd party software such as CAN NOS into an application specific software ECU.
  • Make sure that the architecture is not only the right one for operation, but also for deployment and sustainability with the complexity scaled / minimized as it needs to be in order to meet the system requirements and system architecture.
  • RADAR System experience – FMCW, Range/Speed Resolution, Doppler mapping, AoA, Noise mitigation, Multipath cancelation techniques, Clutter removal, Optimization for Range and performance, Etc.
  • RADAR Signal Processing and Algorithm experience – FFT, Digital Filters, CFAR, Object Detection, Clustering, Tracking, Classification, Etc.
  • RF / Antenna expertise – MIMO, Beamforming, FoV, Etc.
  • RF Regulatory and Legislation experience.
  • CST Modeling and Simulation experience, at Component and System levels.
Key Qualifications/Requirements
  • Masters’ degree in computer science, software engineering, Physics / Microwave or equivalent
  • 8+ years’ relevant experience regarding the responsibility/ activities (listed above) for automotive electronics serial development projects (mandatory)
  • Must have excellent Communication and Presentation skills
  • Familiar with Automotive Software Development Processes
  • Extensive leadership experience
Additional Information
  • The Position is located in our Troy, Michigan office or our Newmarket, Ontario office 
  • Some travel may be required to Customer Manufacturing and other Magna locations (in US, Mexico, China, Europe and Canada)
  • All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in either the United States or Canada to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire

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