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  • Job reference: RMS0188257

Software Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/02/2018
  • Duration: on going
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As part of our PHEV BMS team you will work within a small team to develop & validate the functional requirements for the Battery Management System Key Performance Indicators

* Delivery of DV and PV test results to M1DJ, FDJ and PEC gateways
* Successful de-bug of HW & SW issues during prototype builds Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
* Writing test specifications for Battery ECU & pack testing based on component requirements
* Developing the test method & tools (e.g. Test bed Software such as Vector CANoe or AVL Lynx)
* Conducting testing alongside the test engineers on the Battery ECU (BMS), Battery Pack and Vehicle
* Supporting issue investigation to find root cause and propose fixes
* Communicating with the other engineers and the Tier 1 supplier to report issues and agree changes.
* Supporting the completion of quality documentation, including boundary diagram, FMEA, quality history reviews, robustness checklist
* Planning and delivering the DV and PV tests needed to validate the component

Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time Key Interactions BATLAB our new £4m Battery Lab facility at Gaydon

* Traction Battery BMS SME
* Battery Lead Engineers

Group Leader

* Prototype Build


* AME / Plant / VCATS
* Component and System engineering teams


1)CANalyser, CANape or INCA

2)Issue investigation experience

3)Component testing experience

Skills Preferred:

Experience Required:

* Thorough understanding of automotive ECU testing & tools (e.g. Test bed software such as Vector CANoe or AVL Lynx)
* Experience of test specification development and delivery
* Automotive ECU testing (e.g. Test bed Software such as Vector CANoe or AVL Lynx)
* Root cause analysis techniques (e.g. Six Sigma, 5 Whys, Fishbone, 8D etc)
* Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred

Experience Preferred:

* Requirements & test case development and management (e.g. IBM DOORS & RTC or Ford eFDVS)
* Understanding of HV components, Li-ion cells or other battery technology is preferred but not essential

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

About Fircroft:
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