Principal Engineer Embedded Systems

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    Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

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    Automotive, Automation & Robotics, Off highway

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    Tim Parkes

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    8 months ago

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    1yr Initially

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Principal Engineer Embedded Systems
Location Rocester, Staffordshire
Job Code PWHI-AE6A7C
Vacancy Closing Date 15/09/2018

Job Brief
Our Research department are looking for a driven and ambitious Embedded Systems engineer to join the Electrical and Electronic Engineering team at our World Headquarters in Staffordshire.

Overview of the Role:
Our Research department are looking for a driven and ambitious Embedded Systems engineer to join the Electrical and Electronic Engineering team at our World Headquarters in Staffordshire.
This role will involve a high degree of change management with the exciting introduction of a number of new processes and systems across the group. If you feel you are the right person to take on this challenge and gain the rewards of personal career development, please read on and follow the links to apply.

Your Responsibilities:

Leadership 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.


  • Liaising with suppliers to stay on top of the latest available hardware and costs
  • Reviewing supplier proposals/quotes to ensure we are getting the robust, capable, appropriate and cost effective hardware to meeting our needs
  • Developing our standard requirements for hardware to ensure that all hardware will survive in the environment
  • Working with business units to develop specifications, perform gap analysis and help review supplier proposals
  • Generating and maintaining a parts catalogue to help select the correct hardware and drive re-use


  • Liaising with business units, suppliers and IT to ensure our software meets the required standards (Safety, security, interfaces)
  • Developing 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
  • 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)
  • Driving model based approach to software
  • 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
  • Drive re-use

About You:

The successful Embedded systems engineer will need a wide range of experience in an embedded system environment covering design, support and specification of embedded systems. The candidate should 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. Additionally, the role will require experience of testing and test design of embedded systems alongside experience of hardware in the loop / software in the loop / model in the loop environments.

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.

Alongside the technical elements we are looking for a well-motivated individual with strong leadership skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people and disciplines to develop and "sell" a coherent strategy. The successful candidate will need to be a strong communicator who can manage multiple stakeholders with competing needs. With the exciting changes coming through in the near future we are looking for a self-starter who is hungry to drive improvements.

What's in it for you?
To say thank you for your hard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary, relocation packages, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company's healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave.

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