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  • Job reference: RMS0122841

Gateway Electronics Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/04/2013
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
Main Purpose of the Role

This role is as an electronics system engineer within the Vehicle Energy Management, Networks & Diagnostic team.

- To provide the expert theoretical and practical capability of developing the gateway ECU.
- To define the electrical system platform to meet the customer requirements and the project targets.
- To take responsibility for the development and maintenance of the gateway ECU and its interfaces.

Scope of the Role

- Gather requisite information on systems from sources such as Audi/VW/Porsche Group or suppliers and evaluate.
- Ensure that engineering/development proposals can be accommodated within existing electrical strategies and architectures
- Define system electrical architecture, functionality and connectivity.
- Responsible for packaging the gateway ECU and also ancillary parts where required e.g. brackets & fixings.
- Understanding of the required deliverables at each of the vehicle project milestones in the context of the Gateway ECU but also including diagnostic and networks requirements as these may have different deliverables to physical parts or functional SW.
- Manage component and system suppliers in order to meet the cost, time and quality targets of the project and business.
- Devise methods of simulation to support development of design concepts and validation.
- Conduct system and/or component FMEA's internally as well as facilitating supplier FMEA’s.
- Support simulator and prototype vehicle builds and feedback lessons learnt for later SW releases/interfaces where appropriate for the gateway or other systems which interface with the gateway.
- Support of manufacturing engineering, production planning, logistics, purchasing, aftersales and quality departments. This list is not exhaustive of departments.
- Test specification creation and maturation applicable to the new/existing functions of the Gateway. SW test plan creation meeting the vehicle project milestones.
- Timely resolution and management of any issues found with the system during design, test, prototype and production builds up to SOP +90, to ensure that these are closed down as robustly and efficiently as possible.
- Expected to present status of the system against vehicle project deliverables to Senior management as required, including issues found and the implementation of the resolution.
- Manage component change, including feasibility, cost and timing evaluations.
- Investigate in-field issues, identification of root causes and introduction of remedial actions.
- Expedite Engineering Sign-Off (ESO) for all components.

Qualifications & Experience

- Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering
- Knowledge of vehicle communications networks and diagnostic protocols e.g. CAN, LIN, Flexray, MOST, UDS, KWP2000.
- Knowledge and experience of latest vehicle electronics systems
- Conversant with electronic hardware and software design processes
- Familiarity with methods for specification and modeling such as Matlab Simulink, Stateflow
- Able to drive certain diagnostic tools. e.g. CANoe, CANape
- Demonstrated experience working for an automotive manufacturer or relevant supplier in a product development role
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