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  • Job reference: RMS0173335

Software Engineer - 31216

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/11/2016
  • Duration: on going

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.

The Role:
"Automatic Transmission Control Unit hardware & software Project Engineer with responsibilities for:

a) Project management & delivery of Transmission Controls software & hardware for new vehicle programmes
b) Validation of the Control Unit hardware & software on Vehicles and HIL Test Rigs to new programme timing milestones.
c) Documentation of Control Module Engineering Sign-off to Design Verification Procedures.
d) Production release of Control Unit hardware & software into the Manufacturing & Service environments.
e) Development of improved test processes & procedures through automation or other efficiency gains. With two of the worlds most iconic brands. The client is continually pushing the boundaries of innovation and redefining the benchmark for engineering excellence. Be part of the team delivering the next generation of advanced transmission products across the product range."

3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED:
1)Good Electronics background with a proven record of on time project delivery of Electronic Control Units (in an Automotive or similar environment).
2)Wide experience & knowledge of the specification, validation testing & engineering sign-off for Automotive Control Unit hardware & software
3)Experience of leading meetings with the supplier & programme team to coordinate project delivery & the resolution of project & technical issues.

Experience Required: "Ability to plan & manage the delivery of complex new Control unit programmes to vehicle programme milestones. Good problem solving techniques and skills, including experience of fault finding/system de-bugging. Good communication and presentation skills, good PC/IT skills, flexible, committed, self starter & a strong team worker. Proven supplier management skills, capable of running supplier project & technical meetings & managing the resolution of issues with internal & external stakeholders. A valid UK driving licence (max 6 points) Relevant qualifications in Automotive Engineering, Electronics, or Control Systems (Degree preferred)."

Experience Preferred: "Knowledge of Vehicle Architecture & system interfaces. Knowledge of Flexray, CAN & LIN communications. Good experience & application of requirements capture techniques. Experience of CAN communication systems & analysis tools (e.g. CANalyser, INCA, Matlab, etc). Knowledge and understanding of WERS or an equivalent Bill of Material system. "

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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