Senior / Principal HiL Development Engineer

Posted 10 months ago

Job Title: Senior / Principal HiL Development Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: South Birmingham, West Midlands

Salary: £DOE plus Private Medical, Bonus up to 10%, Free Lunch (Mon-Fri)

Industry: Electrified Powertrain & Automotive

Wentworth James Group has engaged with a World leading Automotive OEM & an Electrified Powertrain R&D specialist based in Birmingham, West Midlands. Employment of 10,000 globally with exciting future plans opening up in new markets. We are seeking a Senior / Principal HiL Development Engineer on a permanent basis to join a fantastic team.

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



  • 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


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