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Software Engineer - Chassis Electronics - 24607

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/10/2013
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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:
Chassis Electronics are looking for an experienced and highly motivated systems engineer to manage the electrical system delivery for Terrain Response and the clients Drive Control systems (TR/JDC) The Chassis Electronics department supports Chassis Engineering, providing electronic systems design and development expertise for features such as ABS, DSC, EPB, ACC, and Terrain Response. Responsibilities include: Manage TR / JDC Electrical System delivery across multiple JLR vehicle lines; Collate feature and system requirements, and translation into robust electrical system specifications and standards; Liaise with other Electrical areas (IPC, EMS, IPK, HLDF, etc.) to ensure robust delivery of the electrical system; Ensure requirements on other systems/modules are clearly cascaded and that timing plans are in place to support the system development and delivery; Long term system strategy and TR/JDC architecture planning; Liaise with Chassis to ensure robust delivery of electrical system across all vehicle lines, and ensure alignment of plans; Liaise with Chassis Electronics module leader on electrical programme status; Management of local and company metrics (AIMS, eFDVS, Deliverables status, etc.); Co-ordinate with VDS control system and software engineers to ensure robust and timely software deliveries; Support of in-house software development processes and metrics (eLogs / eRecs etc); Develop and execute robust DVM/DVP for electrical system validation including HIL development and vehicle testing; Develop and maintain Manufacturing & Service documentation for the Electrical system; Support Chassis led design activities (FMEA, etc.); Support Chassis or Electrical led issue investigations and warranty investigations.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Thorough understanding of system engineering principles.
Highly motivated and self-starting individual with effective leadership skills. Strong organisational, project management and communication skills essential.
Development and execution of robust DVM/DVP, including validation techniques such as MIL, HIL and vehicle based validation.
Good understanding of vehilce network and diagnostics systems.
Good understanding of software development and integration processes.
Knowledge of CAN bus, automotive diagnostics and related system development tools (CANalyzer, CANape, diagnostics tools etc.)
Experience of software delivery through all stages of the automotive engineering software development `V; cycle; Knowledge of vehicle electrical architectures; Previous experience of automotive electrical system delivery to programmes; Previous experience of working within a cross functional team.
Educated to degree level in Electronics, Software, Automotive / Aerospace engineering or simila

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge of JLR or Ford systems and processes advantageous but not essential (e.g. PCS, GPDS, eFDVS, RMDV, AIMS).
Knowledge of vehicle dynamics and chassis electronics systems an advantage.
Experience of HIL rig usage.
Experience of vehicle testing on- and off-road, including proving ground environments.
Experience of component, system and vehicle level issue investigations.
Understanding of underlying mechanical principles affecting vehicle dynamics and chassis systems.
Understanding of warranty data analysis e.g. JLR AWS or similar.
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