Software Systems Engineer - Automotive

Ref No. EMP381982
Salary £30.81/hour
Location Coventry, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (14 Months)
Job Status Applicants Required


New position has arisen at a Leading Automotive OEM in the Midlands. Looking for a Systems engineer with good software knowledge and has great development skills. Key skills must include - Mathworks Tools, C programming language and Design skills.


C Programming Language - Mathwork Toolsets - Full development Lifecycle

The Job



Position Description:

This role will be within the Vehicle Dynamic Systems team, forming part of the Chassis Electronics (CE) section of Electrical Engineering (EESE). The team provides control system and software design and development expertise for existing and future CE related features such as Driveline Controls, Terrain Response, Air Suspension and Active Damping. This role is for an experienced and highly motivated controls engineer with responsibility for the design, development and delivery of in-house control systems and software for Chassis Electronics features.


Skills Required:



  1. Thorough understanding of Control System design and development using the Mathworks toolchain (Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow) for real time applications
  2. Experience of control strategy development and delivery through all stages of the engineering development V cycle, including understanding of system and software engineering principals
  3. Degree in Electronics, Software, Automotive / Aerospace engineering or similar subject, or equivalent industry experience


Experience Required:

Virtual validation tools and techniques such as desktop Simulation tools (e.g. IPG CarMaker) or HIL environments (e.g. dSpace), and associated plant model development. Requirements and change management tools and processes, version control, control strategy documentation. Knowledge of software engineering principals such as model based software development, software architecture, dSpace Targetlink, the C programming language, and relevant standards e.g. MISRA advantageous but not essential. Experience of virtual test, component test and vehicle testing including proving ground environments. Component and system level issue investigations including appropriate problem solving and reporting tools (Six Sigma, 5D, Is / Is Not, Fault Tree etc.) Understanding of automotive networking, diagnostics and fault handling techniques, and related system development tools (CANalyzer, ASL, CANape, etc.) Experience of safety critical systems and software, including standards such as ISO26262, IEC61508 or similar.


Experience Preferred:

Understanding of quality and robustness techniques and standards such as FMEA, P-Diagrams, noise factor analysis, and data analysis techniques to support this. Prior automotive controls experience such as Chassis, Vehicle Dynamics, or Longitudinal Control preferred, though strong candidates with relevant control system experience from other industries such as aerospace will also be considered. Knowledge of Rapid Control Prototyping tools (e.g. dSpace Autobox or similar). Experience of safety critical systems and software, including standards such as ISO26262, IEC61508 or similar. Experience working with or managing offshore software development teams and / or 3rd party ECU suppliers for software coding and integration tasks


Additional Information :

Valid UK Driving License

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