HiL Development Engineer

Mercedes AMG HPP are seeking an exceptional HiL Development Engineer to join our world championship winning team at Brixworth. The purpose of the role is to be responsible for specifying, developing and maintaining the HIL test systems used to validate embedded software related to high performance hybrid drive system control units. This includes detailed hardware, software and configuration setup and support to the software validation process. The role demands a high degree of contact with the application software engineers, electronics hardware designers, other design functions to deliver complex system solutions efficiently and in a timely manner. You will be responsible for ensuring that the agreed systems function to requirements at the point of delivery and also for ensuring that issues and faults arising are dealt with rapidly.

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Job no: 493581
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brixworth
Department: Performance and Controls

Be skilled at…

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

Have experience of…

  • Software development/testing environment, preferably Automotive.

Demonstrate knowledge of…

  • Knowledge of the full software lifecycle including requirements, design, code and test.
  • Knowledge of dSPACE HIL testing hardware, configuration and setup.
  • Understanding of Internal combustion engine and Hybrid powertrain operation and control.
  • Knowledge of automotive communication protocols (e.g. CAN, Flexray, Ethernet)
  • Experience of scripting languages such as M-Script, Python, CAPL, etc.
  • Use of calibration, diagnostic and measurement tools such as System Monitor, CANalyzer, ATLAS.
  • Hardware schematic understanding for interfacing UUT with test system
  • Practical problem solving approach.

Hold these qualifications…


  • BEng/BSc qualified (2:1 minimum) in Degree level or higher in software or engineering related discipline.


  • 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

Success in this role will be if you…

  • Develop the HIL testing capability of the software group.
  • Design plant models and communication interfaces to allow detailed closed-loop testing of control ECU’s.
  • Specify the hardware and communication interfaces to control ECU’s and support the build of custom wiring.
  • Support and champion software testing best practice.
  • Provide rapid root cause failure analysis solutions to the business

In return you’ll get the chance to be part of a team with some of the best in the world, at a state of the art facility, with a very real chance to make history.

We look forward to meeting you!

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