This position is for a division of Magna Electronics.
Magna Electronics, an operating unit of Magna International, provides innovative electronic systems through manufacturing facilities and engineering divisions located all over the world.
We design and supply the unique electronic components and sub-systems to meet future vehicle system needs.
The System Architect interfaces with multiple stakeholders to understand requirements, domain, viable technology, and development activities for automotive ECU development projects.
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 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.
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 and design specifications, test plans, and test reports.
Responsible for architecture level development and testing requirements.
Responds to customer inquiries concerning complex system design approaches and issues.
Provides technical input to RFP / RFQ responses.
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 system engineers at program initiation to analyze the customer requirements and to enter them into the Magna application life cycle (ALM) tool.
Defines interfaces of the architecture.
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.
Knowledge and Education
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering / Software Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent (Master’s preferred)
4+ years’ relevant experience regarding the Responsibility / Activities (listed above) for automotive electronics serial development projects (mandatory).
Skills and Competencies
Knowledge of product development engineering practices in automotive field
Requirements decomposition planning and reporting (KPI generation)
Test plan development
Test execution planning
Track records of writing good requirements that can be successfully implemented.
Profound technical knowledge of automotive electronics products. Familiar with typical automotive OEM requirements. Can anticipate customer requirements, even if not stated in customer documentation.
Experienced in use of requirements management tools. Familiar with concepts such as baselining, inheritance etc.
Expertise in using CAN based tools such as CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape, neoVI, etc.
Experience with UML or Matlab / Simulink and Stateflow
Working knowledge of IS026262, hazard, SAE J2464, IEC, NEC, ISO 20G53, and two-level fault strategies.
Knowledge of structured problem solving (8D) methods and / or techniques