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Senior Software Engineer - Battery and Hybrid systems Nuneaton United Kingdom,  

HORIBA Mira (company)

Posted on : 30 May 2017

Project Description

  • Our company is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defense, aerospace and rail sectors. 
  • We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey engineering design, development and build programmes. 
  • With over 70 years  experience in developing some of the world s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. 
  • The new position is to support continued growth of the xEV and BMS Software Simulations and Modelling team. 

The primary role within the team is: 
  • Advanced software simulation and modelling of electric vehicle propulsion systems, including hybrid control and battery management (BMS) strategies. 
  • Developing complex BMS and xEV control strategies. 
  • Supporting the generation of system and sub-system (component) requirements. 

Essential experience for this role would include: 
  • Demonstrable experience in working to full software V-Cycle. 
  • Producing documentation to a high standard (e.g. design, analysis, results). 
  • Working with requirements and contributing to requirements capture at system and software level. 
  • Appreciation of Functional Safety. 
  • In depth technical knowledge of at least some elements of electric/hybrid vehicle powertrains. 
  • Domain knowledge of vehicle propulsion batteries (including modelling of cells and battery management strategies).  

Desirable experience for this role would include: 
  • State of art technology awareness  where the market is heading and how this can be fed into the business strategy 
  • MIL, SIL and HIL validation methods. 
  • Broad understanding of Electrical and Electronic systems. 
  • Specific exposure to automotive functional safety (ISO26262). 
  • Working with configuration management and change management systems. 
  • Proficiency in C programming. 
  • Understanding of vehicle control architectures. 

Essential skills for this role would include: 
  • Advanced Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow skills for development of software control strategies and plant models. 
  • Software modelling of electric vehicle propulsion systems including hybrid powertrain control, ancillary system control and battery management strategies. 
  • Automotive strategy development through prototype modelling, utilising Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow. 
  • Developing safety related control systems utilising ISO26262 methodologies. 
  • Supporting the generation of system and software level requirements. 
  • Sizing and simulation of xEV drivetrains for proposals. 
  • Support of other team members during development, integration and test. 

Essential qualifications for this role would include: 
  • Relevant engineering degree with a minimum of 2:1 (e.g. Electrical / Electronic engineering, systems engineering, automotive engineering, applied mathematics or similar)  
Desirable qualifications for this role would include: 
  • Higher degree (relevant MSc, Eng. D or Ph.D.) 

Other information
The candidate should:
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, able to convey technical content to team members with differing technical abilities 
  • Be a self-starter and able to execute designated tasks accurately and within timing and budget constraints 
  • Have well-developed analytical skills  rigorous but pragmatic 
  • Used to working in a team  adopts a collaborative and open working ethos and also demonstrates the ability to perform critical reviews 
  • Be willing to travel and work flexibly: The job is likely to involve periods of 1 week at a time spent overseas approximately 2 or 3 times per year. The job may also involve extended placements at customer facilities within the UK. 
  • Be willing to engage in the security clearance process for UK MoD contracts. 
  • Have a full UK driving license. 


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