Software Controls Engineer

Purpose of the role is to... • The Software Controls Engineer role in Calibration and Controls is responsible for Identifying, Specifying, Developing, Testing, Calibrating and Reviewing ideas that will lead to either performance or reliability improvement on the Power Unit. A performance improvement could:- • Be any feature that results in a track performance gain such as fuel consumption, heat rejection, drivability • Involve working in close cooperation with Product Engineering (Electronics) to develop a system • Be any feature that allows operational "ease of use". • As a Software Controls Engineer in Performance and Controls, responsibility for developing and maintaining our SiL, HiL and Test systems is also required in order to ensure robust and reliable operation of the PU systems on rigs, dynos or at the track.

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Job no: 494005
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brixworth
Department: Calibration & Controls (Div)


Be skilled at…

  • Delivering solutions of the highest standard on fast paced and technically challenging projects.

Have experience of…

  • Minimum of 3 year in a software development environment, preferably Automotive.
  • Specifying, Developing and overseeing control system tests including validation tests on various platforms (HiL, Rig, Dyno etc.)
  • Documenting and develop specifications and procedures.
  • Hardware Schematic Review of Electro/Mechanical systems

Demonstrate knowledge of…

  • Knowledge of the full software lifecycle including requirements, design, code and test.
  • Managing applications for high performance power unit electronic systems (ECU’s, calibration tools, version control etc.)
  • Understanding of Internal combustion engine and Hybrid powertrain operation and control.
  • Knowledge of automotive communication protocols (e.g. CAN, Flexray, Ethernet)
  • Use of calibration, diagnostic and measurement tools such as System Monitor, CANalyzer, ATLAS.

Hold these qualifications…


  • BEng/BSc qualified (2:1 minimum) in Degree level or higher in software or engineering related discipline.
  • Software design and development experience using one or more of the following tools/languages.
  • MATLAB/Simulink
  • C/C++
  • Visual Studio
  • Assembler
  • ARM or PowerPC Microcontroller


  • 3+ years post graduate experience in challenging, and relevant engineering environment
  • Chartered Engineer Professional Registration


  • Be highly self-motivated, proactive and have good organisation skills
  • Be creative, innovative and inquisitive
  • Have close attention to detail, and be driven to deliver engineering of the highest quality
  • Have an ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Have excellent problem solving skills
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Be a team player, promoting a diverse culture of collaboration
  • Demonstrate pragmatism, accountability and credibility
  • Be flexible in the approach toward working hours

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