Systems Engineer

Magna International Inc. Troy , MI 48007

Posted 4 weeks ago

Company Introduction

As one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world - Magna International is committed to delivering product and process innovations through our world-class manufacturing operations that combine our unique design, engineering and program management expertise. At the heart of our operating structure is a powerful entrepreneurial culture and Fair Enterprise philosophy, which builds ownership and inspires pride in our employees.

Job Introduction

The Systems Engineer understands the needs of the automotive customers and translates them into actionable requirements for the functional disciplines - e.g. electrical, mechanical, software etc. and validates that the end product meets what the customer expected. The Systems Engineer should be familiar with the S.I.M.I.L.A.R concept of systems engineering.

Major Responsibilities

  • Work with customer at program initiation to understand the problem space in order to accurately State the problem, analyze the customer requirements and to enter them into the Magna application life cycle (ALM) tool. Investigates alternatives, Models the system - develops system models as appropriate in order to gain a clear and concise performance and functional perspective, Integrates sub- systems into a functioning product, Launches the system to ascertain product functionality and performance, Assess product performance and Re-evaluates designs, solutions and data to ensure conclusions

  • Develop the system requirements based upon and traced to the customer requirements for mechanical, electrical and software disciplines

  • Utilize the system architecture provided by the core team to verify that the system requirements are satisfied by the system architecture. Updates system architecture as necessary

  • Understand and document customer requirements using ALM tools. Manager and negotiate customer requirements, change requests, and unwritten expectations

  • Using Enterprise Architect (EA), documents system architecture in an unambiguous, clear, and understandable way that electrical, mechanical and software engineers know exactly what they have to do in order to meet customer expectations

  • Create and maintain project documentation

  • System requirements specification

  • System architecture definition tailored to the specific project

  • System test plan

  • Other documents, as needed

  • Lead cross functional requirements reviews

  • Develop with the support of the customer the system level DFMEA for the product

  • Coordinate with manufacturing and software teams to develop interface requirements including EOL and module programming requirements

  • Support creation of:

  • Detailed discipline specific design description

  • Mechanical/Electrical and hardware/software interface specifications

  • 8D reports

  • Timing Plans

  • Other documents, as needed

  • Perform systems testing of products on bench and in vehicles making sure the product functions and performs as the customer expects per requirements

  • Actively pursue cost saving ideas

  • Be aware of innovative solutions and propose patent applications

  • Perform work assignments as highly competent Systems Engineer, requiring independent system requirements development and testing of the system requirements

  • Work assignments primarily involve intermediate through advanced level work, moving toward complete technical competency and mastery of the field

  • Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. Ensures that facilities are in full compliance with all safety regulations

  • Maintains regular attendance

  • Follows safe work procedures; Uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); Uses workplace tools and equipment as instructed; Reports workplace hazards, injuries and illness as soon as possible following event

  • Complies with the requirements of Quality Operating System (QOS)

Knowledge and Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering / Software Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent (Master's preferred)

Work Experience

  • 4-8 years' relevant experience regarding the Responsibility / Activities (listed above) for automotive electronics serial development projects (mandatory).

  • Software

  • Experience with ALM tools (e.g. PTC Integrity, DOORS), simulation SW (e.g. Matlab SIMULINK), Enterprise Architect

  • Expertise in using CAN based tools such as CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape, neoVI, etc.

  • Experience with UML

  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink and Stateflow

  • Experience developing systems using Enterprise Architect (EA)

  • Experience in using a disciplined software development process based on ASPICE or CMMi process model

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of product development engineering practices in automotive field

  • Requirements management

  • Revision control (Configuration management)

  • Change control

  • 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.

  • Working knowledge of IS026262, hazard, SAE J2464, IEC, NEC, ISO 20G53, and two-level fault strategies

  • Working knowledge in structured engineering approach

  • Working knowledge in development of portable, reusable and modular software in automotive environment

  • Working knowledge of configuration management (preferably PTC/MKS), project monitoring and control techniques

  • Troubleshooting and debugging skills

  • Knowledge of structured problem solving (8D) methods and/or techniques

  • Knowledge of MS Office Package (especially Excel)

  • Knowledge of analysis and engineering tools such as version control/configuration management, UML tools, static code check tools

  • ALM tools (PTC Integrity)

  • Working knowledge of CAN and LIN based tools such as CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape, neoVI

  • Mathworks based tools (Matlab, Simulink)

  • Carmaker

  • Enterprise Architect

  • Able to work effectively in a global environment.

  • Able to represent technical design topics internally and externally

  • Self-motivation, tenacity, and determination are very useful in this position

  • Must be able to work independently with little to no supervision

  • Comprehensive knowledge of English (verbal and written)

  • For positions located in non-English speaking locations, knowledge of the local working language is an asset.

  • Advanced knowledge (verbal & written) of the local language is required

Work Environment

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Travel (domestic and international) may be needed

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Systems Engineer

Magna International Inc.