Senior Software Engineer

Recruiter
Ricardo Uk Limited
Location
Cambridge
Posted
07 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER - OVERVIEW

A new vacancy exists within Ricardo for a Senior Software Engineer. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on the design, implementation & testing of a set of embedded software components intended for use within an automotive context.

Everyday responsibilities will include:

  • Development of software designs (both architectural and module-level), based on the project requirements.
  • Implementation (in ?C?) of software modules
  • Integration of 3rd party software modules
  • Testing of modules, both at unit & integrated levels
  • Debugging of software executing on embedded hardware
  • Taking responsibility for delivery of software engineering work products according to cost, quality and operational targets,
  • Communication and cooperation with a multi-disciplinary project delivery team & our client
  • Improving delivery techniques; tools, procedures, work aids, etc.

This role would be well suited to applicants who have substantial, proven embedded software engineering expertise in embedded automotive systems.

The position will be located at Cambridge and you could also be expected to work ?on site? at the customer location for short periods (e.g. during testing or hand-over). You should have a full driving license and be prepared to travel in the U.K and abroad occasionally for customer meetings.

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER ? PERSON

You are a thorough yet pragmatic engineer who applies a sound understanding of the fundamentals of software engineering to pro-actively ensure that the product is well designed & robustly engineered throughout the development life-cycle.

You have a clear understanding of importance of software engineering techniques and how their application supports demonstrably robust, maintainable & re-usable output. You are passionate about ensuring that a systematic approach is used and firm in your belief that high-quality decisions made near the start of development will reap significant benefits downstream.

Able to work & communicate well within multi-disciplinary project teams, you are a self-starter, able to make evidence-based decisions, and display a strong ?can-do? attitude to match the challenges you will face with equal enthusiasm.

In order to be successful, you will need to seek innovative solutions while working closely with development teams within tight timescales.

The successful candidate will be degree qualified in a technical subject and will have a sound practical knowledge of software engineering (likely having experience of more than one development lifecycle methodology), either in automotive or another industry. Understanding of automotive systems and technology is an advantage, but lack of such understanding will not be a barrier for the eager learner.

Through your career you will have developed a deep understanding of software engineering within and embedded context & been involved in the requirements development & design of several systems. Writing scripts to automate repetitive tasks or perform data extraction & manipulation tasks will be a frequently used tool in your kit. Your combination of knowledge & experience will allow you to effectively coach, support & develop more junior team members.

You will likely have had previous experience of technical leadership, working with a project manager to define, monitor & report on the day-to-day technical work of the team.

Knowledge or experience in at least one of the following additional areas would be helpful, though not essential:

  • working knowledge of CAN communication & experience of bus analysis
  • insight into UDS diagnostic protocols & the services behind these
  • knowledge of electronics hardware and ability to understand electronic design schematics
  • understanding of & experience of writing C-code to comply with MISRA-C
  • have been involved in the creation, roll-out and maintenance of software processes & procedures
  • experience of working with networked systems and appreciation of failure modes and consequences, particularly in an automotive context
  • use of a range of test methods and tools including unit/module testing, debuggers, communication bus analysers and system testing

Competitive Salary

Closing Date: 4 December 2017


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