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  • Job reference: RMS0154231

Software Engineer - Chassis - 27704

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/08/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (20/08/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
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:
Controls Engineer Chassis Electronics are looking for an experienced and highly motivated controls engineer with responsibility for the development, delivery, and validation of in-house control systems for Vehicle Dynamics functions. The Chassis Electronics department supports Chassis Engineering, providing electronic systems design and development expertise for features such as ABS, DSC, EPB, ACC, and VDS. Within Chassis Electronics, the Vehicle Dynamic Systems team are responsible for developing and delivering in-house control software for a range of systems including suspension, damping, driveline controls and Terrain Response. Tasks Include:
Development of model based control strategies using Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow.
This includes development of new systems, updates of existing systems and architecture improvements
Requirements analysis and decomposition, control strategy design, development and execution of validation process.
Working with a team of system and software engineers, including an offshore team, to manage timely delivery of software according to programme timing and local delivery milestones
Issue investigation and resolution

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Thorough understanding of control system development, integration and release using Mathworks toolchain (Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow) for real time embedded applications throughout the product lifecycle.
Specification and design of discrete and state based control functions to meet functional requirements
Experience of system engineering principles and ECU / software architecture, with knowledge of vehicle electrical architectures.
Development and execution of robust DVM/DVP, including validation techniques such as SIL, MIL, HIL as well as vehicle validation.
Requirements and change management, software version control.
Control strategy documentation
Strong organisational, project management and communication skills essential
Knowledge of MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Experience of control strategy development and delivery through all stages of the engineering development `V' cycle
Experience of quality and robustness techniques and standards such as FMEA

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge of vehicle dynamics and chassis electronics systems such as driveline controls or active suspension systems.
Knowledge of fault detection and fault handling techniques
Knowledge of client systems and processes advantageous but not essential (e.g. PCS, GPDS, RMDV, AIMS)
Knowledge of software engineering principals including model based development, dSpace Targetlink, the C programming language, and relevant standards e.g. MISRA advantageous but not essential.
Experience of vehicle testing on- and off-road including proving ground environments
Experience of component, system and vehicle level issue investigations including appropriate problem solving and reporting tools (5D, Is / Is Not, Fault Tree etc)
Experience of quality and safety standards such as SPICE, ISO26262 / IEC61508 or similar
Experience of CAN bus, automotive diagnostics and related system development tools (CANalyzer, ASL, CANape, etc.)
Experience working with or managing offshore software development t
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