Principle Electronic Hardware Engineer

£48000 - £65000 per annum
31 May 2017
28 Jun 2017
Ashlie Young
Contract Type
Full Time

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-Full engine and motor driven test capability

-Production supplier to VAG group

The Principal Electronic Hardware Engineer will be required to join the business at the Warwick office.

Reporting to the Chief Engineer of Electrical Systems, This client seeks an Electronic Hardware Engineer with a broad experience of automotive electronic components/ECUs and their development for production; particularly e-powertrain solutions and their associated power electronics and energy storage systems.

The key functions of the role:

Lead the design and delivery of electronic hardware components and solutions for customer applications, interfacing directly with the electronic design team in Germany and/or the appropriate project team.

Capture, manage and develop electronic hardware requirements; specifications and schematics, ensuring alignment between internal team(s) and the customer.

Develop client electronic hardware system(s) and components to the agreed requirements and processes, from concept level through to production.

Contribute to system and lead component-level safety case development, and follow industry standard techniques to ensure a robust design, e.g. FMEA.

Plan and action Design Verification (DV) and Production Validation (PV) activity at a component level.

Manage interfaces between the electronic component(s) and the rest of the vehicle, liaising with cross-functional teams and the customer.

Liaison with, including travel to, other sites in order to co-ordinate design activities and ensure delivery is in line with the programme requirements.

Qualifications / Education / Experience required:

Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Science related discipline.

A minimum of 10 years’ demonstrable electronic design experience in an automotive or similar engineering environment.

Proven experience of working on automotive electronics for production applications and understanding their interfaces and integration into the vehicle.

Strong background and knowledge of analogue and digital circuits and schematic capture and development.

Working understanding of automotive HV standards; design methodologies and working practices.

Experience of designing ECUs in accordance with ISO26262 Functional Safety processes and concepts, and an understanding of what this means for hardware design processes and the design realisation.

Verifiable experience in Component Specification; Requirements Capture/Management and DV and PV processes.

Familiarity with automotive network communications, e.g. Flexray, LIN, CAN, CAN-FD, Ethernet.

An understanding of the implementation of automotive-qualified microcontrollers, specific experience with the Infineon Aurix family would be advantageous.

Design experience of switch-mode power supplies or similar power switching systems.

Confident user of MS Office products and competent user of industry-standard network and calibration tools, e.g. Vector CANalyzer, Vector CANape, ETAS INCA.

Experienced user of electronic CAD packages (e.g. Altium designer) and simulation packages (e.g. PSpice, LTspice).

Confident at reading vehicle wiring diagrams, and understanding component electrical interfaces, e.g. Device Transmittals; External World Diagrams.

Other beneficial attributes:

Experience in automotive HV (60-1000V) component development

Familiarity with MATLAB/Simulink.

Detailed vehicle networks knowledge (e.g. LIN, CAN, Flexray)

Knowledge of German or other European languages.

Personal attributes:

Excellent attention to detail with good planning skills.

Strong communicator, capable of interacting with cross-functional teams both internally and externally.

Highly self-motivated and independent, with a willingness to seek guidance and involve others whenever required.

Remain focussed under pressure, familiar with working outside their normal comfort zone.

Proven record of operating in a customer-facing environment.

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