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Senior or Principal HiL Development Engineer


Powertrain Software


Competitive salary package, negotiable dependant on experience and qualifications

Full Time

Birmingham B37 7YG, UK

About the Role

Design and develop Hardware in loop system architecture, real-time models, test automation, configuration management, and mentoring the junior team members on verification and validation activities



  • 1st class degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline

  • 5+ years of automotive system integration and testing experience

  • Strong knowledge in automotive hardware and software systems

  • Strong ability to derive test strategy and simulation architecture based on system level requirements

  • Design and development of simulation setups for control software verification and validation

  • Experience in simulation model development and integration using MATLAB, Simulink, or other industry standard tools

  • Experience in Automotive Power electronics testing

  • Experience in python-based test automation framework and tools

  • Experience of electronics measurement and debug techniques using DVMs, Oscilloscope etc

  • In depth knowledge on debugging and simulation of vehicle communication networks (CAN, CAN FD, Ethernet etc)

  • Automotive experience preferred but consideration will be given to candidates with relevant experience from aerospace or rail industries

  • Have strong hands-on experience in dSPACE, ETAS,NI or OPAL -RT HiL systems

  • Experience in vehicle diagnostic testing using vector tools


  • Knowledge on Auto SPICE development processes

  • Knowledge on Vehicle diagnostics standards and protocols like ISO14229 and UDS

  • Familiarity with ISO26262 or equivalent functional safety standards

  • Good understanding of automation, continuous integration and DevOps principles and practices  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and maintain simulation test setups to support vehicle control software validation activities.

  • Work with simulation team in plant model development and integration activities

  • Explore and experiment with new implementations and technologies to meet project needs.

  • Develop test methodology against system requirements, test automation, execution and reporting.

  • Problem investigation and resolution.

  • Supporting hazard and safety analysis based on ISO26262.

  • Enhance the test automation capabilities to include more functional testing as part of regression testing activities.

  • Develop new tools and test methods with documentation in line with latest trends in Simulation, Test and Validation field

Other Features

Role-based in the UK with core CAUK team. Occasional travel to other CA sites, on development trips and to visit suppliers is a requirement

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