Electronic / Embedded Software Engineer

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    Cheadle, Staffordshire

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    Off highway

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    Kerry Duggan

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    12 months ago

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A unique opportunity has arisen for an Electronic / Embedded Software Engineer to join the Fastrac engineering department working for Europe's biggest manufacturer of construction equipment and we export over 75% of our products to 150 countries around the world.

As an Electronic / Embedded Software Engineer you will be working on both exciting and challenging new tractor programmes. Fastrac is a high speed, full suspension tractor; a premium product bristling with technology and innovation. We are an Engineering team passionate about our products and customers with exciting product plans fuelled by sales growth.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Reporting to the E&E Manager, you will join a highly focused, passionate project team, working on the most technologically advanced of products, the Fastrac. Specific duties are adaptable depending on your area of expertise:

  • Design and development of new tractor-based embedded safety critical control systems including electronic control units, vehicle communications networks and displays in C language.
  • Analysis and calculations of performance levels for Safety Related Parts of Control Systems (SRP/CS).
  • Authoring of documentation including requirements specifications, technical documentation, test specifications, reports, user manuals and work instructions.
  • Intuitive user interface design.
  • Testing and validation of hardware, software and vehicle communication systems.
  • Liaising with internal/external customers/departments, as required.

Skills and Experience Required

  • You will be a competent engineer, self-motivated and demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm, a sense of urgency; the ability to communicate at all levels, coupled with experience in the automotive electronics sector.
  • Knowledge of either agricultural tractors, commercial vehicles, off road vehicles or military vehicles would be a distinct advantage.
  • Education to degree / HND level in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a similar, relevant subject.
  • Proficient in the C programming of safety critical software with knowledge of MISRA C guidelines.
  • An appreciation that software is component within a complex mechanical system.
  • Experience in electronic hardware and real time embedded design to control electromechanical and/or hydraulic actuators.
  • Experience of microprocessors, development tools and emulators.
  • Experience of software life-cycle management and associated tools (e.g. version control, defect tracking, code reviews).
  • Experience of Matlab, Simulink and/or other relevant model-based tools for control systems design and validation.
  • Knowledge of CAN bus networks, multiplexing and vehicle harness architecture.
  • Knowledge of control systems and control theory.
  • Experience of DFMEAs, risk assessment, FMEAs, Environmental Standards and EMC compliance.

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