Principal Engineer Embedded Systems

Futuregen Recruitment Solutions Limited
£50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience
02 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The client

As one of the most recognised brands in the world, our client strives to design and build outstanding products built to stand the test of time and to outshine the competition in regards to quality. Safety, comfort and endurance.

We are currently looking to expand the engineering capability and bring in Principal Engineer Embedded Systems

Main focus of the role

The role of Principal Engineer Embedded Systems will involve a high degree of change management with the exciting introduction of a number of new processes and systems across the group.


The main responsibilities of the Principal Engineer Embedded Systems will include:

- Liaising with suppliers to stay on top of the latest available hardware and costs
- Developing standard requirements for hardware to ensure that all hardware will survive in the group environment
- Working with business units to develop specifications, perform gap analysis and help review supplier proposals
- Liaising with business units, suppliers and IT to ensure our software meets the required standards (Safety, security, interfaces)
- Driving an improved software test and validation process, covering supplier testing through to on-machine testing to ensure good coverage and compliance with appropriate coding standards (such as MISRA)
- Developing our strategy for an appropriate architecture covering hardware, middleware, firmware, high-level control, low-level control and interfaces
- Assisting and leading investigations into issues on products to determine root cause and develop permanent fixes
- Working with purchasing to develop our standard software contracts with suppliers
- Piloting new techniques and training others

Required Experience & qualifications

The ideal candidate for the role of Principal Embedded Systems Engineer will be educated to degree level preferably with the focus being either control system engineering, software engineering or an embedded system or have relevant demonstrable skills through proven experience. Applicants will need a wide range of knowledge in a system environment covering design, support and specification of embedded systems.

Technical Role elements will include V Model lifecycle and approach and associated tools (DOORs), bug and issue tracking, source code version control, software coding to appropriate standards (i.e. MISRA C), CAN Networks and tools, model based software/control development ( Matlab, Simulink), automated testing and scripting, software audits and supplier audits.

The Principal Embedded Systems Engineer will be motivated with strong leadership skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people and disciplines to develop and 'sell' a coherent strategy.