Powertrain Electronics Systems Engineer - HIL

Ref No. BHN517029
Salary £35,000 - £45,000/annum
Location Kent, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


We have a position for a HIL Development Engineer with experience of dSpace and Python scripting.


HIL Rig development

The Job

We are looking to hire an Electronics Systems Engineer-HIL to join us on a full-time basis to test and develop real-time safety critical embedded software, to execute within a passenger car or commercial vehicle Electronic Control Unit, controlling the Powertrain or after-treatment equipment.

Key responsibilities

  • Scalexio dSPACE HIL hardware maintenance and designing harnesses.
  • Scalexio/PHS Bus dSPACE HIL simulator maintenance and continuous development.
  • Automating tests for execution on dSPACE HIL using Python scripting.
  • Scripting and following the process of version control.
  • Executing tests on dSPACE HIL, electrical Bench and sometimes on vehicle.
  • Planning for test development and execution.
  • Updating and maintaining open or closed loop models (Matlab/Simulink) on dSPACE HIL.
  • Test results analysis.

What we're looking for

  • Experienced HW/ dSPACE HIL Engineer
  • Understanding of electrical circuits and designing harnesses.
  • Experience in Python scripting.
  • Experience on maintaining HIL models (ASM preferable)
  • Experienced in writing test specifications based on requirements as well as designs.
  • Experienced in executing tests on different environments e.g. vehicle, bench, HIL.
  • CAN tools experience (CANstress, CANoe etc.).
  • Knowledge of Excel/XML/XLST standards.
  • Understanding of Matlab-Simulink blocks
  • Experience in the automotive, rail or aerospace fields


  • Understanding of diesel/gasoline engine control strategies, ECU hardware and sensor/actuator interfaces.
  • Understanding of ALM/PLM requirement based tools (preferred Polarion).
  • Clearcase (or similar configuration management tool).
  • Knowledge of ATI
  • Experience with Jenkins or Hudson tools



  • Educated to HND or degree level in engineering or equivalent.


  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude towards work
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Team orientated
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines when required
  • The ability to prioritise and organise own workload

What we offer

  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Long service holiday (if applicable)
  • Working hours are 37 each week (flexi hours are available)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • Staff discount with selected retails + wellbeing platforms
  • Discounted gym membership at Roko
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Friendly working environment


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