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Software Engineer - Infotainment - 24272

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/07/2013
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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:
The Engineer will be tasked to assist in the design, development and certification of internet enabled infotainment features. Primary duties will be to create, review and control all protocol interfaces to the connected technologies feature set. Being part of a `future vision team, the engineer will have the opportunity to work on proof of concept projects, embracing new and emerging technologies followed by certification and delivery to production systems.

Working relationships (internal/external):
CE Device and App Development Manager - working closely to ensure interfaces and protocols are designed and delivered in a manner that the framework can support, while evolving the framework to meet planned and future requirements
Vehicle Platform - working with the cross functional teams to ensure the integrity and stability of the framework in an automotive environment
App Developers - working very closely with the internal/external engineering team responsible for developing the apps
Project Managers - working very closely with project managers effectively working across multiple projects and delivering to deadlines

- Working with external certification organisations to gain approval
- Lead connectivity protocol development, using the following mobile device protocols iAP, iAP2 and AOAP
- Provide support over the entire product life cycle (concept, design, build, test and deployment)
- Work directly with app developers, SDK partners and handset manufacturers, to understand and define communications protocols
- Capture external requirements and formalise them into internal specifications
- Develop internal certification processes for CE device interfaces and Apps
- Working with the app developers to build the interface with focus on usability features
- Articulate technical solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- 3+ years experience in iOS/Android product delivery development
- Familiarity with Apple and Android tool chains, including Mac OS X and Xcode, Android SDK
- Knowledge of certification processes. e.g Apple approval
- Mobile IP, Communication Protocol stack development
- Knowledge of USB/WiFi/BT/CAN/Ethernet connectivity, networks and associated tools
- Ability and desire to quickly understand new frameworks and APIs
- A track record of delivering successful consumer and or business products
- Ability to use analytic data and user testing to inform design decision
- A passion for new consumer technology and the emerging automotive app landscape
- Ability to multi task and good time management skills
- Ability to work on their own and as a part of the team
- Excellent testing / QA skills
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to liaise with various departments locally and internationally
- 3+ years experience in Systems Engineering, Test/Validati

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Experience in the vehicle electronics domain - infotainment design and development
- Working knowledge of GSM, 3G mobile cellular connectivity
- FMEA, Six-Sigma certification
- Good use of information to build and present a point of view
- Experience of developing one or more of : hands-free telephony, wireless communications, CE device (iOS & Android) accessories, vehicle interfaces.
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