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IoT Developer – Industry 4.0

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted May 16, 2023.


Job Number: 57478 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Structures Heart Lake 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: BRAMPTON 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

Transform today’s manufacturing by developing standard PLC and equipment programming concepts to support Magna Structures Heart Lake implementing an IoT architecture. The IoT Developer would be responsible for developing software to support digitizing of production lines and implementing streaming machine controls.

**The successful candidate for this role will work at our new Magna Structures Heart Lake facility located in Brampton, ON**

Key Responsibilities

We are building fully connected systems to achieve operational excellence – help us transform today’s manufacturing by Developing new techniques to connect legacy equipment to modern infrastructure.

  • Managing code deployments, fixes, updates and related processes
  • Support multiple on-going projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Explain technical concepts and analysis implications clearly to a wide audience and be able to translate business objectives into actionable analysis
  • Creating IoT applications that run on-premise and in the cloud
  • Brainstorming for new ideas and ways to improve development and delivery
  • Developing KPIs, metrics, and other monitoring tools to track I4.0 production environments
  • Providing detailed specifications for proposed solutions including materials, external services and internal resources required
  • Working with source control tools (Confluence, GitHub, etc.)
  • Actively troubleshooting any issues that arise during testing and production
  • Performing additional duties as assigned
  • Acting with honesty and integrity, and make ethical business choices in accordance with Magna’s Compliance Policies and Procedures
Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Degree/Diploma in Computer Science or related field of study
  • Minimum six plus (6+) years of related experience required
  • Strong knowledge of Industry 4.0 integration
  • Proven leader



  • Understanding of multiple computer programming languages (ex: JavaScript, C#, Python, C++, Java)
  • Experience with databases and different types of data storage
  • Strong experience with relational databases like SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle
  • In-depth understanding of database management systems, online analytical processing (OLAP) and ETL (Extract, transform, load) framework
  • Experience with the MQTT protocol
  • Time and project management skills, with the capability to prioritize and multitask as needed
  • Experience with capability studies (such as CPK, Gage R, and Gage R&R)
  • Knowledge of different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
  • Knowledgeable of statistical methods such as regression, probability analysis, risk analysis, statistical process control, and clustering is desired
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability to design an effective solution
  • Familiarity with BI technologies (ex., Microsoft Power BI, AWS Quicksight, Qlikview) PLC programming background in Siemens and Rockwell controllers among others
  • Robot programming background (such as Fanuc, ABB, Kuka,etc…)
What Heart Lake Offers
  • Weekly pay via direct deposit
  • Overtime after 40 hours worked
  • Company paid Medical and Dental Benefits and an option for enhanced flexible benefits
  • Magna will contribute an amount equal to 3% of regular earnings every week to your retirement savings (MBC program)
  • Profit sharing
  • Matched GRRSP
  • Company paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Safety shoe allowance, prescription safety glasses allowance, custom molded earplug allowance
  • Company paid uniforms
  • Company BBQ, holiday parties and company events
  • Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives 
  • Annual Employee Opinion Survey
  • Magna Service Award Program
  • Magna Scholarship Program
  • Group Rogers and Bell cellphone data plan available
  • Subsidized cafeteria 
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts: new vehicles, amusement parks, etc.
  • You get to work with a FANTASTIC Team at a state-of-the-art Electric Vehicle Battery Enclosure Plant
Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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.