Embedded Software Architect

10 Mar 2018
08 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our premium brand Automotive client is currently recruiting for the following role:

Electrical Engineering.

Position Description:
This role is for an experienced and highly motivated embedded software architect, with the responsibility for the specification, development, delivery and ongoing maintenance of software architecture for in-house developed ECUs. This role has particular focus on networking and network gateways.

Tasks include software architecture design within the AutoSAR framework, working with the systems, controls, and software engineers to decompose incoming 'black box' level change requests down to the software unit level, interface definition to support integration of multiple software components, definition of low level ECU architecture including startup-shutdown, task scheduling, interrupt design, and network interfaces. Acting as arbitrator where multiple solutions exist, to ensure the ECU internal architecture remains consistently structured.

Skills Required:

1. Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle for embedded applications.

2. Experienced in software architecture definition including software and software-hardware interface definition.

3. Experience of networking and communication protocols and associated software / drivers.

Experience Required:
- Experience in software architecture definition, preferably including AutoSAR and multicore / multiprocessor systems.
- Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle for embedded applications, including specification, architecture design, implementation, build and integration process, test, release and maintenance.
- Experience of low level software functionality including task scheduling, interrupt service routines, software download, and startup / shutdown strategies.
- Knowledge of model based and code based software development principals including embedded 'C', and relevant standards such as MISRA. Automotive SPICE.
- Experience of networking and communication protocols and associated software / drivers. This should ideally include Ethernet and automotive standards such as CAN, Flexray and DOIP, though strong candidates from other industries will also be considered.
- Specification authoring, requirements decomposition and change management, including software and software-hardware interface specifications, and sequence diagrams.
- Development and execution of software integration test.
- Strong organisational, project management and communication skills essential. Assertive behaviours where required manage trade-offs between stakeholders.
- Knowledge of MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio).
- Degree in Electronics, Computer Science / Software, Automotive / Aerospace / Telecoms engineering or similar subject, or equivalent industry experience.
- Must be eligible to work within the UK without sponsorship.

Experience Preferred:
- SysML and associated tools such as IBM Rhapsody
- Use of requirement and change management tools such as IBM Rational DOORS, RTC, SVN or similar.
- Automotive diagnostics and fault handling techniques.
- Robustness analysis and test techniques (e.g. noise factors, design tolerances)
- Quality and safety tools and processes e.g. Fault Tree Analysis, FMEA, ISO26262
- Experience working with offshore software development teams and / or 3rd party ECU suppliers
- Experience of model based development using Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow

Additional Information :
Primarily located in Warwickshire.
Occasional travel to other sites may be required including overseas.
Safety footwear will be required in workshop / manufacturing areas.

Please note to apply for this position, you MUST have either a UK or EU passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship of any kind.

The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment business.

Premea is a specialist recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors

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