Software Systems Engineer

Mercedes AMG HPP are seeking an exceptional Software Systems Engineer to join our world championship winning team at Brixworth. The purpose of the role is to be 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; this involves working in close cooperation with Product Engineering (Electronics) to develop a system, be any feature that allows operational "ease of use". As a Software Systems 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: 493658
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...

  • 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 etc)
  • Understanding of 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


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

And be...

  • 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

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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