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Lead Engineer - Automotive Architecture

Posted 2 February by Owen Daniels Consultancy Easy Apply Ended


Our client is an extremely reputable, British manufacturer of Vehicles supplied both nationally and internationally. They specialise in the design and manufacture of such Vehicles and are a leader in their respective market. They are currently experiencing a ramp up of work and are expanding their Engineering function across multiple sites in the UK to satisfy global demand.
Lead Engineer - Automotive Architecture & Software

Purpose of the Role
Lead teams, activities and projects to design, develop and maintain whole vehicle electronic control architectures and associated software applications.
Ensuring reliable and safe compliance in global markets and adoption of, or compatibility with relevant emerging systems and technologies to meet or exceed customer expectations.

Lead Engineer - Automotive Architecture & Software

Key Functions of the job
• Lead and undertake the design, development, validation and on-time delivery of control architectures and software for new and existing products and systems throughout product and application lifecycle
• Lead teams of on-shore and off-shore engineers and design partners on one or more projects to define, deliver and verify design requirements with sign-off through DFMEA, design review and supplier approval processes
• Provide technical expertise and strategic thinking to lead the innovative development of architectures, distributed control systems and software, including supporting systems and diagnostic tools
• Ensuring value-add functions and features and cost effective delivery
• Ensure software management, development and revision control processes provide traceability and controlled access to vehicle software applications and documentation through effective Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).
• Undertake end-to-end software engineering through a v-model approach, taking lead responsibility on projects or changes from concept through to engineering sign-off and release
• Lead internal or external software development in model-based development environments and verify through simulation, Hardware-In-Loop and full system or vehicle tests
• Interface directly with internal and external customers on technical issues and requirements capture
• Ensuring high customer satisfaction through safe, reliable and well supported implementations
• Prepare and present technical documentation and papers, generating designs and documents to the relevant quality and safety standards
• Lead the definition of and compliance with relevant business and international standards, best practice and legislation
• Contribute to a strategy to develop and maintain intuitive diagnostics and telematics systems to provide enhanced service and operational capabilities
• Arrange and co-ordinate activities with internal and external partners or suppliers to achieve quality, cost and delivery targets for each project.

Lead Engineer - Architecture & Software

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• Engineering Degree or equivalent experience in relevant discipline
• Successfully lead software development teams/projects
• Detailed understanding of vehicle electrical systems and controls
• Knowledge of communication protocols and tools, e.g. CAN, LIN, IP
• Experience of software quality and management processes
• Demonstrable planning and delivery of concurrent tasks and projects
• Ability to work in a structured engineering process oriented environment
• Proven problem solving skills.

Lead Engineer - Automotive Architecture & Software

Desirable
• Experience of Vector, dSPACE, Polarion and Teamcenter tools or similar
• Experience of v-model development processes
• Experience of model based or PLC software development.

Personal Attributes
• Active interest in vehicle based technologies and developments
• The ability to communicate at all levels
• Good team player who can lead others
• Able to work without supervision under own initiative
• Strives for continuous improvement
• Take personal ownership in delivering projects end-to-end
• Willingness to travel and support UK and international projects.

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