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Technical Specialist, Robotic Perception

Job Number:  15904
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 15904 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY, AURORA 


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.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead research and development in robotic vision & tactile perception domains for industrialization of vision guided robotic system or Industry 4.0 related topics. 
  • Lead the technical review and maintain the relationships with university or industrial partners to jointly conduct the research and development.  
  • Demonstrate sustained innovation and creativity leading to project accomplishments without direct technical supervision
  • Stay on top of technology trends in robotic vision & tactile perception domains to drive the innovation. 
  • Responsible for setting the technical direction and providing innovative ideas in technology and product development and evaluation. 
  • Maintain and implement the short- and long-term development and technology roadmap
  • Determine the product specification for building a new technology, functionality, or product.
  • Develop proof of concept and prototype to demonstrate the technology readiness.     
  • Work with multiple stakeholders to understand system and/or subsystem requirements, functionality, domain, viable technology, and development activities for advanced robotic system development projects
  • Support the development of innovative technologies and manufacturing systems from the initial concept phase through the complete development process including design engineering, validation, prototyping, testing, and evaluation of the proposed production capable process and business case.
  • Perform any other assignments, from time-to-time, as management directs.



  • PHD/MS in Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science (Engineering) with minimum 3 - 5 years working experience in applied research in the areas of Vision & tactile perception, advanced Robotics, AI/ML, SLAM
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in ROS, Python and C++ development. 
  • Proficiency in data acquisition and the debugging of hardware-software systems
  • Deep knowledge in computer vision, 3D geometry and/or image processing.
  • Experience in the testing and implementation of tactile sensor technology.
  • Experience in acquiring and processing multimodal sensor data (computer vision, tactile, proprioceptive)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply extensive and advanced principles, theories, and concepts to the development of solutions to complex problems that require innovation and ingenuity.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize new science and technologies relevant within existing trends and business strategy and extend them into new applications.
  • Demonstrated technical ability and creativity to initiate, direct, and control specific projects.
  • Excellent technical communication skills and ability to make a case with data
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Additional Information

  • Responsible for working in compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety Act as well as any rules or standards otherwise specified by OSHA or MIOSHA or any other government regulations. Expected to exercise caution in all work activities and report any unsafe conditions, injuries, or near misses to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Domestic and international travel will be required up to 20% of the time.

At Magna, we believe a diverse workforce is critical to our success, which is why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire based on your experience and qualifications, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.


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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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