Engineer - Automotive Software Specialist

Tyne and Wear
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
17 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
Marcus Roberts
Electronic, Software
Contract Type
Full Time
Software specialists will be required to work as part of a team of engineers, developing software for use in real time automotive applications. Work covers all parts of the software lifecycle, from developing new ideas and concepts, and requirements capture through to final testing and entering into production

Software specialists are required to possess a degree of self-discipline and initiative that will allow them to work unaided, solving engineering problems that are required by the position. The majority if the work is centred on the development of new ideas and fitting them into the Gen 5 architecture, which will require a large amount of creative thinking. The final software will be running in a safety critical system, so must be proven to be reliable to a high degree of rigour. The ability to spot potential problems and perform adequate testing at all levels of abstraction is essential

Job Role:

1 Working with sales, marketing and engineering to define product specifications
2 Interpret customer and product specifications to produce software functional specifications
3 Software system design
4 Software safety
5 Documentation of architecture and high level design
6 Ensuring compliance with processes required ASPICE and ISO26262
7 Ensuring that software design follows company software and quality procedures
8 Ensuring that all work is carried out safely

Must have experience and skills in ALL of these areas below:

1 Experience in development of real-time embedded software using C programming language
2 Experience of high-level automotive CAN protocols, especially UDS-on, OBD, and J1939
3 Experience with MISRA coding standards
4 CANbus
5 Dealing with real time operating systems
6 Debugging on real-time embedded systems

Desirable experience and skills:

3 Knowledge of / or experience of working with Automotive SPICE (ASPICE) development framework
4 Experience with other vehicle network technologies, especially CAN FD, FlexRAY, and vehicle ethernet
5 Experience working with Tier 1 automotive suppliers

Personal Attributes:

1 Enthusiastic, flexible, honest, and keen approach to learning etc.
2 Structured individual with good problem solving skills
3 Excellent communication skills and able to deal with all levels of the organisation
4 Must be able to work alone with minimum guidance, but also be able to operate effectively as part of a team of likeminded engineers
5 Demonstrate resilience under pressure
6 Flexibility to travel in UK and overseas

Qualifications required:

1 BSc (Hons) in Computer Science/ Software Engineering, BEng (Hons) in Electrical and electronic Engineering or equivalent. 2:1 or higher grade

Relevant professional experience:

1 Recent graduate for junior software engineer position

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