Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Software Engineer

Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

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Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, 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 Software team. The primary role within the team is:

  • Modelling vehicle electric/ hybrid propulsion systems including hybrid control and battery management strategies.
  • Developing complex control strategies.
  • Supporting the generation of system and sub-system (component) requirements.

Essential experience for this role would include:

  • Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow for development of software control strategies and plant models.
  • 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.
  • Broad understanding of Electrical and Electronic systems.
  • Technical knowledge of main elements for electric/ hybrid vehicle powertrains.
  • sed to working in a team – adopts a collaborative and open working ethos and also demonstrates the ability to perform critical reviews

Desirable experience for this role would include:

  • Development of electric vehicle control strategies in Simulink.
  • MIL, SIL and HIL validation methods.
  • Specific exposure to automotive functional safety (ISO26262).
  • Domain knowledge of vehicle propulsion systems and batteries (including modelling of cells and battery management strategies).
  • Working with configuration management and change management systems.
  • Proficiency in C or C++ programming.
  • Understanding of vehicle control architectures.
  • Understanding of vehicle network protocols (CAN, LIN).

Skills for this role would include:

  • Modelling electric/hybrid vehicle propulsion systems including hybrid powertrain control, ancillary system control and battery management strategies.
  • Developing complex control strategies utilising Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow.
  • Developing safety related control systems utilising ISO26262 methodologies.
  • Supporting the generation of system and software level requirements.
  • Realising control strategies onto rapid prototyping hardware and design proving using Hardware in the Loop (HIL) facilities.
  • Conducting prototype integration and testing on full scale prototype vehicles.
  • Producing technical documentation, reports and specifications to support project needs.
  • Delivering technical assistance and proposal content into the business development team in support of proposals and new business development.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, able to convey deeply technical content to team members with differing technical ability
  • Have well-developed analytical skills – rigorous but pragmatic

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 M.Sc., Eng D or Ph.D.)
Other information

The candidate should:

  • Be willing to travel and work flexibly: The job may involve periods of 1 week at a time spent overseas approximately 2 or 3 times per year.
  • Be willing to engage in the security clearance process for UK MoD contracts.
  • Have a full UK driving license.