HIL Development Engineer

Purpose of the role is to… • As HIL Development Engineer you will be responsible for specifying, developing and maintaining the HIL test systems used to validate embedded software related to high performance 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: 497234
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brixworth
Department: Drive Systems


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 the full software lifecycle including requirements, design, code and test.

• Excellent practical knowledge of dSPACE HIL testing hardware, configuration and setup.

• Proficiency in developing Matlab / Simulink models.

• Experience of using XSG Utils Library

• Understanding of electric vehicle 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 CANape, CANalyzer, CANoe, ATLAS.

• Hardware schematic understanding for interfacing UUT with test system

• Practical problem solving approach.

•  Understanding of real time and processor-based modelling.

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


• Highly self-motivated, proactive and have good organisation skills

• 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

• A team player, promoting a diverse culture of collaboration

• Demonstrate pragmatism, accountability and credibility

• Flexible in the approach toward working hours


  • 36 days annual leave (we work bank holidays)
  • 10% company contribution to pension, rising to 15% based on tenure
  • Personal bonus based on performance
  • Company bonus
  • Access to Mercedes share scheme
  • Reduced cost Mercedes lease scheme (subject to passing probation)
  • 4 x death in service
  • Private medical cover
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Enhanced maternity leave


***This position will require you to be on site 5 days per week at our location at NN6 9GZ***

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