Senior Software & HIL Test Engineer at Magna International (Detroit, MI)

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Job Number: 43274
Group: Magna Powertrain
Division: EC Troy
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: TROY
Group Introduction
Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That's what we're passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.
Mission of the Position
The Software & HIL Test Engineer is responsible for the design and development of validation documentation, software, SIL models, HIL models, test scripts and components. Working from broad specifications, the engineer not only performs, but is responsible for guiding engineering activities.
As a Software & HIL Test engineer, you will support a team that develops and validates drive systems for future electric and hybrid vehicles as well as other electric drives in motor vehicles. The engineer will work independently to perform a variety of basic engineering assignments with varied responsibility but may require some guidance and direction from a senior engineer/mentor or manager.
Key Responsibilities
  • Design, development and problem resolution of new and existing software, SIL models, HIL models, test scripts and components for powertrain products.
  • Cascade test specifications from system to components and delivery of test plans and test designs to the specifications.
  • Document detailed test plans, test design, analysis, computer modeling, prototype/production test scripts and specification releases.
  • Carrying out software integration tests on the HIL system.
  • Conduct research, new tools, best practices and alternative approaches to optimal software development and testing.
  • Supervision of the HIL structure Integrating the system into the Continuous Integration Toolchain (Jenkins).
  • Develop validation product/system practices and procedures for advanced industry technologies like Cybersecurity, Global B and AutoSAR (wherever product relevance).
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to less experienced team members.

Magna Standards
  • Practice and maintain integrity while following Magna's Charter and Constitution.
  • Follow Magna's Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.
  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF).
  • Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures to ensure duties of self are performed in a safe manner.
  • Health & Safety responsibilities:
    • Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
    • Report unsafe conditions immediately.
    • Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
    • Follow safety rules.
    • Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
    • Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Create a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect.
  • Complete additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
Customers and Business Interfaces
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical Hardware Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Project Management

Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required.
  • High level of analytical ability and understanding of engineering theory and principles of design.
  • Experience in MATLAB, Simulink, dSPACE toolchains (AutomationDesk, ConfigurationDesk, ControlDesk NexGen) required.
  • Very good programming skills in Python and C
  • Working knowledge in computer-based software, powertrain controls experience, strong organizational/communication skills, and the ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Minimum of 5 (five) years of experience in design and development of validation documentation, software, SIL models, HIL models, test scripts and components.
  • Experience writing detailed test plans, test design, analysis, computer modeling, prototype/production test scripts and specification releases.
  • Experience in dealing with dSpace/NI/Vector systems is required.
  • Committed personality with initiative, team spirit and self-organization.
  • Sound knowledge of functional safety (ISO26262) and Cyber Security testing (ISO/SAE 21434) w.r.t software testing.
  • Experience in the field of automotive quality management or software quality assurance based on ASPICE and the ISO 26262 standard is an advantage.
  • ISTQB/ASTQB Foundation or Advanced test certification preferred.
  • Great interest in e-mobility.

Work Environment
10% travel required.
While working in this environment, the employee will be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes and various levels of temperature created by manufacturing processes.
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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