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Senior Software Engineer Engineering
Validation Engineer Engineering

Senior Software Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Senior Software Engineer independently designs, codes and debugs software for the real-time control applications. Works with motor control engineers to realise effective and efficient real-time control algorithms. Follows software development cycles including software requirements capture and verification of software to these requirements. Carries out unit testing of functions. Provides Engineering support of a product development and continuation team. Works with electronic design team to optimize logic and microprocessor circuit implementations. Follow and document engineering procedures.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design, setup and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.
  • Apply novel techniques and tools to improve design time, cost, reliability and functionality.
  • Maintain records and documentation on all designs, tests and analysis.
  • Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Debug systems from prototypes, development, and customer returns.
  • Participate in software design, electrical schematic and project reviews.
  • Participate in the preparation of development specifications.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years’ experience in embedded, real-time software.
  • Expert in real-time software programming using high level languages.
  • Expert user of emulators, in-circuit testing and software debugging tools/techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of control and feedback systems for power and motor control
  • Demonstrated knowledge of microprocessor circuits and implementation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software analysis, documentation and design of experiments.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including mentoring capabilities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office and databases.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Validation Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Validation Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

This is a great opportunity to for someone who enjoys offering e Engineering support of a product development and continuation team. This is a newly created, cross-functionally visible position responsible to test, validate and qualify newly developed drives against engineering requirements, to achieve a high-quality and robust end product. This role will involve working closely with the hardware and software engineering teams, as well as project management and product/quality management. You will be responsible for following a New Product Integration Validation and Verification test plan, helping create validation test criteria/procedures, identifying, specifying and creating any necessary test environment, test and troubleshoot electronic assemblies, components and circuits (primarily for the power conversion sector - motor drives). Perform and document a full suite of tests (cross referencing the specification requirements) and independently determining compliance or not. Identifying and managing risks, making sound judgments about quality and the release of product or a change to an existing product.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

·       Commission, Debug electronic circuits, components and PCB assemblies for new product development and sustaining projects.

·       Design, setup and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.

·       Maintain records and documentation on all tests and analysis.

·       Use industry standard development systems to achieve traceability and cross referencing for V&V.

·       Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.

·       Troubleshoot circuits from prototypes, development, and customer returns.

·       Be the key interface for overall system (HW/SW) for validation and alignment on test plan, priorities and execution.

·       Work with Engineering to improve checklist of verification and validation tests and to define criteria for entry into Validation phase. Identify and resolve validation blockers.

·       Drive closure of issues/findings.

·       Establish a disciplined reporting and communication dashboard of project risks & status with respect to quality and readiness for release.

·       Improve the scope and coverage of automated tests

·       Augment the validation lab and life test capability and process

·       Perform change validation before ECN/ECO release

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferably with bias towards power electronics).

·       3 years hands-on experience in a production test and/or QA Validation role at system level (HW/SW)

·       Experience of working with systems up to (or above) 350V DC

·       An intuitive and practical disposition

·       An understanding of Safe practice (H&S)

·       Knowledge of analog or digital implementation of embedded controls and switching for power electronic operation.

·       Knowledge of switching power converters (preferably Motor drives and controls).

·       Knowledge and experience in QMS ISO 9001, TS 16949, or ISO 26262

·       Knowledge and experience in applicable product regulatory standards such as (EN1175, EN13849, UL 0583, and EN12895). 

·       Knowledge of ESD/EMC principles and practices.

·       Knowledge of circuit analysis, and design of experiments.

·       Effective verbal and written communication skills.

·       PC literate with experience in MS Office and databases (good and thorough documentation skills)

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If this sounds like you, please apply today!