Cosma International Chief Engineer - LiDar in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Company Introduction

This position is for Magna Electronics, Auburn Hills, MI. Magna Electronics provides leading technologies from autonomous driving, to secure connectivity to vehicle electrification. With our competitive position and our culture of innovation, we are transforming mobility.

Job Introduction

The Chief Engineer, LiDAR is an active member of the Chief Engineering Group and serves as the top technical leader for Magna Electronics LiDAR products by establishing architectures, interfacing with key suppliers and assisting in winning customer business. The Chief Engineer also supports key stakeholders including: leadership team, product line, sales, engineering, and manufacturing to deliver better LiDAR products for better prices. Considered an expert in the many facets of product development and leading teams as well as steering a technical organization.

Major Responsibilities


  • Responsible for LiDAR architecture definition
  • Support the product line to develop LiDAR product/feature roadmap and to determine market technology needs

Platform / Core Engineering:

  • Align supplier technologies with Magna Electronics LiDAR roadmap
  • Support the core engineering team by setting direction and defining the core building blocks
  • Approve the scope of core projects and participate in review of core projects


  • Identify and propose advanced technologies for LiDAR designs and manufacturing
  • Works with Magna R&D; and Magna Electronics advanced department to scour new technologies and work with external partners to develop new technologies that can be applied to Magna LiDAR products
  • Assist in planning of advanced projects and participate in application project reviews


  • Establish, maintain and be the technical interface for key LiDAR component suppliers (lens, MEMS, LASER, photo diodes, processors, LVDS/Ethernet, etc…)
  • Ensures early engagement of purchasing in the component supplier development/selection process
  • Influence supplier roadmaps, align supplier technology with Magna LiDAR roadmap
  • Lead the effort of developing new LiDAR partners and/or component suppliers
  • Supports purchasing department in commercial negotiation as needed


  • Interact and work with OEM customers to gather and influence customer roadmaps and support customer tech shows and reviews
  • Support the product line and sales in marketing and tech shows
  • Support developing and maintaining customer relationship related to LiDAR technologies


  • Defines or approves the technical proposal/architecture for customer quotes
  • Support core and application engineering in LiDAR quoting activities (engineering effort estimate, BOM development, spec analysis, feature readiness assessment, spec analysis, risk and mitigation identification)
  • Support technical requirement negotiation/clarification with customer


  • Manage and guide LiDAR Technical Specialists if needed
  • Understand and support the “big picture” (Technical, Product Space, etc.)
  • Works with and is closely aligned with the Engineering VP and support initiatives and special projects in an effort to improve engineering efficiency and execution
  • Proactively aid the engineering organization to avoid problems
  • Develop and maintain connections and relationships to university and industry experts to ensure Magna Electronics is up to date on latest trends and standards
  • Support resolution of technical disputes between team members
  • Help to build an organization that can consistently satisfy global customer technical requirements
Knowledge and Education

Bachelor’s degree in engineering Mechanical/Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering - Required

Master’s degree in engineering Mechanical/Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering or Technical Management - Required

Work Experience
  • Minimum of 20 years deep and relevant product development experience in the automotive electronics industry
  • Minimum of 15 years of demonstrated experience in a Technical Leadership role
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in a Managerial role of a technical teams

Group: Magna Electronics

Division: Magna Electronics - Auburn Hills

State/Province/County: Michigan

City: Auburn Hills

Job Type: Regular