Principal Engineer

45000.00 - 65000.00 GBP Annual + GBP45000 - GBP65000/annum Excellent Package
16 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Overview of the role:

Reporting to the Chief Engineer Group Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the successful candidate will join a highly focussed and passionate team leading the electrical and software strategy across the business.

Your Responsibilities as a Principal Engineer:
•Leadership of electronic system architecture across the business developing the processes and future strategy associated with embedded systems hardware and software covering all elements of the lifecycle from design through to testing and validation. This will include:
oDeveloping our standard requirements for hardware to ensure that all hardware will survive in the company environment.
oWorking with business units to develop electronic control systems that fit within our architectures and specifications, perform gap analysis and review proposals.
oGenerating and maintaining an electronic parts catalogue to help select the correct hardware and drive re-use.
oWorking closely with business units, suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure our software meets the required standards (Safety, security, interfaces etc).
oDeveloping our standards and approaches for the software delivery process utilising appropriate tools to ensure we have the correct software delivery process, covering the whole software lifecycle. Evaluating and selecting toolsets.
oDriving 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).
oDriving company model based approach to software.
oDeveloping our strategy for an appropriate architecture covering hardware, middleware, firmware, high-level control, low-level control and interfaces.
oAssisting and leading investigations into issues on products to determine root cause and develop permanent fixes.
oWorking with purchasing to develop our standard software contracts with suppliers.
oLiaising with suppliers to stay on top of the latest available hardware and costs to ensure the company is getting the robust, capable, appropriate and cost effective solution which meets our needs.
oDriving aspects such as cyber security, flashing over the air, model based design and sourcing strategies.
oPiloting new techniques and training others.
oDrive re-use.
oA wide range of experience in an on vehicle embedded system environment and must be able to show evidence of this experience. Likely to have worked in a supplier or on or off road vehicle manufacturer.
oThe candidate shall be educated to a degree level preferably with the focus being either control system engineering, software engineering or an embedded system or have the relevant demonstrable skills through experience.
oThe following experience is strongly desired:
Experience with design/support/specification of embedded systems.
Experience testing and test design of embedded systems.
Experience of hardware in the loop / software in the loop / model in the loop environments.
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 etc.
Automated testing and scripting.
Software audits / supplier audits.

About you:
•A well-motivated individual with strong leadership skills.
•Able to work with a wide range of people and disciplines to develop and "sell" a coherent strategy.
•A strong communicator, able to present complex solutions in a simple manner.
•A problem solver with a logical approach.
•Ability to manage multiple stakeholders with competing needs.
•A eye for detail.
•Able to work on own initiative.
•Degree / HND in Electrical Engineering or have equivalent experience.
•Experience in delivering projects working across engineering.
•Familiar with software application testing in all forms.
•Comfortable working with and refining software functional requirements.
•Understand and make use of the best practices, patterns and tools for the job.
•Passionate about technology and are up to date with all of the latest trends.
•Hungry to learn and self-improve.
•Excellent teamworking skills.

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