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  • Job reference: RMS0113930

Senior Software Systems Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Solihull
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/01/2013
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The Company:
One of the world's largest automotive suppliers, and the market leader in automotive safety, our client produces advanced active systems in braking; steering and suspension, including airbags, seat belts and steering wheels.

The Role:
The Functional Integration Team is responsible for the development and release of application software for a number of high profile & challenging global applications with European, North American & Chinese vehicle manufacturers. You will support this development, striving for customer satisfaction with timely deliveries, novel system functions and high quality software. You will support the generation of software design document to appropriate software quality and safety standards, review software implementation and perform system level testing and issue resolution.

As the post covers the interaction between software and hardware a broad understanding of a range of engineering disciplines, such as electronic hardware & control and software development for embedded systems, will be an advantage.

Key deliverables:
* Assist with all aspects of the function development, testing and release for a specific application throughout the product lifecycle both internally and with customers and suppliers. (Overseas travel will be required from time to time)
* Translation of customer specifications into software requirements documents for implementation by the software team
* Working with the Control Team to develop, simulate, prototype and evaluate new algorithms
* Working with the software implementers to ensure that all software deliverables meet requirements and standards
* Provide support for system integration and testing, requiring development work on bench rigs and in vehicle
* To contribute in the relevant areas of ECU and software safety analysis (e.g. dFMEA, FTA)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Electrical / Electronic Engineering or a related discipline
* Understanding of software/systems design and experience of tools/methods
* Knowledge of real-time embedded software (C language)
* Matlab and/or Simulink experience, preferably with automatic target code generation

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* An understanding of analogue & digital electronic hardware
* Knowledge of safety-critical applications and/or automotive component development & industrialisation
* Familiarity with SPICE or equivalent
* Understanding of CAN-bus communications and diagnostics over CAN
* Six-Sigma Green Belt certified
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