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Senior Technical Specialist - UX & SDV (Detroit, MI)

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Job Number: 55243
Group: Magna Corporate
Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
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.
Job Introduction
This position is responsible to research, analyze and report technology and its trends in the areas of User eXperience (UX) and Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) for automotive applications. The responsibility includes (but not limited to) comprehensive analysis of the detailed technology and related trends, identify applicable strategies, and overview the impacts on the automotive industry and Magna.
Major Responsibilities
  • Identify and analyze industry-wide trends on UX and SDV.
  • Investigate state-of-the-art technologies and technology trends in related areas.
  • Additionally investigate connectivity technology and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that can enable and/or improve UX and SDV applications in automotive products.
  • Predict and analyze technical evolutions in these areas from the view of integration with current automotive engineering and products.
  • Analyze associated trends such as subscription-based business model and data monetization.
  • Investigate business strategies of auto-manufacturers on digital transformation and differentiation on features & functions of vehicle products.
  • Research new technologies, features & functions, use cases, and business models introduced by new entrants such as start-ups, IT giants, and semi-conductor companies.
  • Research emerging demands for UX and SDV applications in transitioning to CAEVs (Connected Automated Electric Vehicles): demands from end-consumers, MaaS providers, and other transportation companies such as delivery providers.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on UX and SDV technologies, providing precise and timely information of the technologies and trends.
  • Interpret and analyze industry-wide impacts of UX & SDV evolutions to the greatest extent possible.
  • Report and present findings on the trends and topic-specific analyses to facilitate understanding of the impact on automotive products, with special emphasis on relevance to Magna operating units.
  • Work with globally located colleagues in R&D and Core Product Managers in Magna business units to facilitate their technology & product strategy developments.
  • Support Senior management, Corporate Engineering R&D, Corporate Marketing, and Magna groups with topic-specific consultation.

Knowledge and Education
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field (Master's Degree in communication technology, electric/electronic engineering, or software engineering is preferred)

Work Experience
  • Must have minimum 7 years' experience on UX, SDV, connectivity solution, IVI application, cloud service, and/or telematics
  • Experience on automotive applications in IT company and/or UX/UI supplier is highly preferred
  • Experience on manufacturing and traditional automotive engineering such as powertrain, chassis, and body will NOT be considered as relevant experience
  • Proven work record in the area that requires comprehensive understanding about automotive technology and markets is a plus

Skills and Competencies
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office incl. high level skills on PowerPoint and Excel
  • Must have a high level of communication skill
  • Must be a good team player
  • Must have a high level of professionalism to support senior management team
  • Must be able to work in global team-based environment
  • Must be a highly analytical thinker who can analyze wide-ranged data from various sources
  • Must be able to summarize complicated, detailed information in a concise, understandable format
  • Must be self-motivated to complete assignment and be able to independently manage projects

Work Environment
  • Must be able to travel both domestic and international (less than 20% travel)
  • Must be able to accommodate a normal amount of sitting or standing and moving around an office environment, and able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer. Vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

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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What are Magna International Perks + Benefits

Magna International Benefits Overview

At Magna, our employees are at the center of what we do. It’s a priority to protect the health of our people and our business and we do this in a variety of ways. We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, disability, life insurance, FSA, 401(k) with company match, profit sharing plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), pet insurance, auto/home insurance, wellness programs and much more!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Hybrid work model
Summer hours
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences

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