Principal Engineer

Posted 23 July by Glen Callum Associates Automotive Ltd Easy Apply

Principal Engineer - Embedded Systems

A Principal Engineer - Embedded Systems is required for a world class family owned business who are proud of their achievements and recognize future growth is shaped by the ambition of the team.

Due to significant new projects, we are seeking a Principal Engineer - Embedded Systems to work within the state of the art R+D facility of a leading vehicle manufacturer. 

Staffordshire – Commutable from Wolverhampton, Derby, Nottingham, Tamworth, Cannock, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Chesterfield, Birmingham

Excellent Salaries + Benefits Package

The Candidate

As Principal Engineer - Embedded Systems, you will not only have a passion for engineering, a proven track record of delivery, and a desire to be ‘hands-on’ with projects from concept to completion:

Principal Engineer-Embedded Systems;

Reporting to the Chief Engineer Group Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the successful candidate will join a highly focussed and passionate team leading the electrical hardware and software strategy across the business.

The candidate shall 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.

The following experience is strongly desired:

  • Experience with design/support/specification of embedded systems.
  • Experience testing and test design of embedded systems.
  • Experience of hardware in the loop / software in the loop / model in the loop environments.
  • 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 etc.
  • Automated testing and scripting.
  • Software audits / supplier audits.

The Role

Your Responsibilities as Principal Engineer-Embedded Systems:

Leadership of electronic system architecture 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. This will include:

  • Developing standard requirements for hardware to ensure that all hardware will survive in a harsh environment.
  • Working with business units to develop electronic control systems that fit within our architectures and specifications, perform gap analysis and review proposals.
  • 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).
  • Developing strategy for an appropriate architecture covering hardware, middleware, firmware, high-level control, low-level control and interfaces.
  • Driving aspects such as cyber security, flashing over the air, model based design and sourcing strategies.
  • Piloting new techniques and training others.

Apply in Confidence

To apply for the position of Principal Engineer-Embedded Systems please forward your CV to Gary Horwood, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Glen Callum Associates Ltd or call Gary directly for a further chat on the job.

Gary is an ethical IRP registered recruiter and will deal with your application in strict confidence.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted directly by Gary and he will talk you through in detail the full company role and specifics.

Don’t delay, we’re hiring now, apply today!


Glen Callum Associatesare a leading automotive, engineering and industrial recruitment agency for manufacturing and technical positions. We have an impressive client base of market leading manufacturers and distributors and are dedicated in providing candidates with advice, support and assistance in their recruitment search. Our consultants have valuable senior sales, marketing and operational experience within organisations within the automotive and industrial industry, allowing us to share an empathy with both client and candidate alike.

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