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  • Job reference: RMS0154229

Software Engineer - Chassis - 27706

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/09/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (16/09/15)
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:
Software Engineer - Firmware / Embedded C Chassis Electronics are looking for an experienced and highly motivated software engineer with responsibility for the development, delivery, and validation of firmware and low level software functions to support in-house ECU development to support Vehicle Dynamics control systems. 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 and implementation of firmware and low level software functions. This includes development and implementation of new systems, updates of existing systems and architecture improvements.
Requirements analysis and decomposition, software architecture design, software integration, development and execution of test cases, release documentation
Working with a team of system and controls 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 the software development lifecycle for embedded applications, including specification, architecture design, implementation, build and integration process, test, release and maintenance.
Strong C programming language skills, and relevant quality standards e.g. MISRA.
Knowledge of low level ECU design and implementation including aspects such as startup and shutdown, internal and external interfaces (CAN, Flexray, SPI), OS and task scheduling, safety monitoring functions, secondary processors, and integration of 3rd party software components. Understanding of low level microprocessor operation including Assembler language.
Development and execution of robust DVM/DVP, including validation techniques such as SIL, MIL, HIL and test automation
Specification authoring for in-house and 3rd party components. Requirements and change management, software version control (e.g. IBM Rational DOORS, RTC, SVN or similar)
Software documentation and quality processes e.g.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge of model based development principals including Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow / dSpace Targetlink.
Knowledge of dSpace HIL equipment and test automation.
Knowledge of vehicle electrical architectures including CAN bus, automotive diagnostics and related system development tools
Knowledge of systems and processes advantageous but not essential (e.g. PCS, GPDS, RMDV, AIMS)
Knowledge of safety standards such as ISO26262 / IEC61508 or similar
Experience working with the MCP555 processor family, and developing for multi-core processors
Experienced in AutoSAR development
Experience working with or managing offshore software development teams and / or 3rd party ECU suppliers for software coding, integration and industrialisation tasks
Knowledge of vehicle dynamics and chassis electronics systems such as driveline controls or active suspension systems.
Experience of quality and robustness techniques and standards such as FMEA, P-Diagrams, noise factor analysis.
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