This role will work within the controls team developing software, data analysis and fault-finding for testing and integration of electric commercial vehicle ancillary systems including Energy Storage Systems and exposure to powertrain controls. You will have exposure to the full breadth of the v-cycle and the space to take something from idea right through to on-vehicle validation. Achieving your goals will be challenging but immensely rewarding, and you will be expected to demonstrate a high degree of initiative, autonomy, perseverance and dedication.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. Candidates already in the UK and working under Tier 2 Sponsorship will also be considered.

Responsibilities and Activities

As part of R&D project teams you be responsible for the research and development of embedded control systems through R&D projects predominantly but not exclusively focused on electrified propulsion and vehicles.

  • Integration of new components and systems through the development and adaptation of controls software interfaces and logic for EV vehicles. These include vehicle accessories, DC charging controllers, Energy Storage Systems and powertrain controllers;
  • Code generation onto embedded controller using Matlab/Simulink code generation;
  • MiL, SiL, HiL and hardware bench testing of control algorithms and software to test system logic and simulate system design;
  • For new projects: assessment of new components – actuators, sensors for the use in embedded control systems;
  • FMEA of system control software;
  • On-vehicle testing of controls software functionality, parametrization, turning and safety;
  • Hosting design reviews for own developments with subject matter experts;
  • Data analysis and fault diagnosis to improve system control software in development.

Skills and Experience


  • Experience in developing embedded controls for automotive or commercial on/off highway application or similar;
  • Proficient use of Matlab / Simulink, or equivalent embedded development toolchain;
  • At least basic understanding of C/C++ for embedded applications and willingness to become proficient;
  • Knowledge and understanding of fundamentals of how powertrain / vehicle systems and sub-systems work;
  • Experience with automotive CAN tools / SAE J1939 standard;
  • Experience with software version control;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. Motivation and enthusiasm to takes ownership of problems and sees them through to a conclusion;
  • Passionate about attention to detail and ability to deliver high quality content;
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with trans-Atlantic teams and multi-sites within the corporation as well as with external development partners;
  • UK driving licence to be able to make day trips to proving grounds and development partners around UK;
  • Ability to travel internationally for multi-day trips to support on-vehicle test activities at internal or customer site.


  • Experience with Python and DIAdem for data analysis;
  • Experience with lithium-ion battery systems for automotive;
  • Experience with Plastic SCM, Rhapsody and Polarion;
  • Experience testing system control software on vehicles;
  • Experience with National Instruments LabVIEW and CompactRIO.

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