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Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Ref no. BHN541448
Location Birmingham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Senior Embedded Software Engineer required to develop embedded control software for mass production vehicles. Largely Model based design using Matlab, but with some experience in Embedded C.

Key skills required for this role

Embedded C


Embedded C

Job description

Personal Specification

  • Degree qualified in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or similar discipline
  • Proven experience in developing real-time embedded software for the automotive industry
  • Experience of auto-coding software within the Mathworks toolchain e.g. Simulink / Stateflow / Embedded Coder
  • Good understanding of model-based software development
  • Good working knowledge of software development processes and workflow e.g. Agile.
  • Good working knowledge of modelling guidelines e.g. MAAB
  • Good working knowledge of using software change management tools e.g. Perforce, Git, Subversion
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team to demanding deadlines
  • Strong numeracy and literacy, including the ability to write clear documentation.
  • Some knowledge and experience of C


  • Working knowledge of dual-clutch transmissions
  • Working knowledge of hybrid powertrains and architectures
  • Experience of developing software for safety critical systems e.g. ISO26262
  • Experience of developing software within an AUTOSR based software architecture
  • Experience of developing software for multi-core micro controllers
  • Experience in using software calibration tools e.g. INCA, CANape
  • Experience in using embedded software debugging tools e.g. Lauterbach / TRACE32
  • Experience programming in MATLAB, and/or Python
  • Experience in using automotive communication protocols e.g. CAN / FlexRay / CAN FD / UDS
  • Full UK driving license

Main Duties and Responsibilities
As a Senior Embedded Software Engineer you will work within a small proactive team to develop robust complex control strategies for DCT transmissions and hybrid powertrains over the full development lifecycle:

  • Work closely with members of the Controls and Integration teams to develop prototype software for initial concept evaluation
  • Develop software strategies to deliver a high level of vehicle shift quality, driveability, performance, fuel economy and customer satisfaction
  • Take prototype code through the software development process for use in mass production vehicles
  • Support the testing of hybrid powertrains and transmissions during dyno and spin rig testing
  • Identify opportunities for strategy improvement and/or optimise functionality
  • Validate embedded control strategies using MIL and HIL
  • Produce functional software specifications and test reports in a clear and concise manner
  • Lead and take part in software design and code reviews
  • Create high-quality software within demanding timescales
  • Contribute to the continuing development of software process and methodology
  • Mentor junior members of the team

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