Senior Engineer - Software

Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

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Nuneaton - MIRA Technology Park

HORIBA MIRA is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Software and Electrical Engineering team.

The purpose of this role is to lead and contribute to a team taking accountability & responsibility for delivering projects / work packages. This will include full project lifecycle from initial enquiry to the technical delivery of a range of projects involving Automotive systems, Hybrid electric vehicle systems and related applications, with an embedded software focus. This includes developing embedded software requirements, implementation and test solutions across a wide range of automotive and xEV related products / systems. The successful candidate will be expected to provide technical assistance to the section lead & the wider team, improving the team and processes within the function group.


To be successful in this role we are looking for individuals that have experience in:

Essential Experience

  • Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow skills for development of software control strategies and plant models
  • Demonstrable experience in working to full software V-Cycle
  • Working with requirements and contributing to requirements capture.
  • Technical knowledge of xEV powertrains.
  • MIL and HIL verification methods.
  • Understanding of vehicle network protocols (CAN, LIN)
  • Specific exposure to automotive functional safety (ISO 26262) incl. developing software for safety related applications.
  • Proficiency in C programming.

Desirable Experience

  • SIL verification methods.
  • Broad understanding of Electrical and Electronic systems.
  • Broad understanding of Fuel Cell and Thermal control systems
  • Working with configuration management systems.
  • Understanding of other vehicle network protocols (FlexRay & Automotive Ethernet).
  • Proficiency in C++ programming.
  • Proficiency in A-Spice
  • Proficiency in AUTOSAR
  • Experience with OTA update applications and UN ECE Reg 156

Technical Guidance:

  • Contribute to a multi-disciplinary team to support the delivery of complex projects using a V-cycle engineering approach and following a gated engineering development process where appropriate.
  • Work with the Technical Lead / Project Manager to develop and refine timing plans and monitor progress. Report concerns, plan and instigate remedial action where necessary.
  • Ensure verification and validation strategies are developed and applied to an appropriate standard.
  • Assist safety specialists in the development of appropriate product safety cases for project activities.

Engineering Functions:

  • Automotive strategy development and implementation, utilising Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow and C language.
  • Use of the required non-software specific tools e.g. Visio & IBM DOORS.
  • Developing safety related control systems and software to recognised standards and best practices including in accordance with ISO26262 methodologies.
  • Communications interface development including vehicle networks using CAN / LIN / FlexRay protocols.
  • Supporting the generation of system and software level requirements.
  • Verification and Validation of controls software.
  • Conducting prototype integration and testing on full scale prototype vehicles.
  • Producing technical documentation, reports and specifications to support project needs.

Other Functions:

  • Assist the section lead in the technical development and utilisation of the team.
  • Develop team member capability, through training and the identification of stretch objectives within projects to strengthen individual technical ability.
  • Assist in the development of proposals and support discussions with customers in order to generate new projects.
  • Mentoring junior team members.

The candidate should:

  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, able to convey technical content to team members with differing technical ability
  • Be a self-starter and able to execute designated tasks accurately and within timing and budget constraints
  • Be IT Literate – Microsoft Office with a strong ability to learn new software tools.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking and be open to new ideas
  • Work well under pressure with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Have well-developed analytical skills – rigorous but pragmatic
  • Used to working in a team – adopts a collaborative and open working ethos and also demonstrates the ability to perform critical reviews
  • Be willing to travel and work flexibly: The job is likely to involve periods of 1 week at a time spent overseas approximately 2 or 3 times per year. The job may also involve extended placements at customer facilities within the UK.
  • Have a full UK driving license.

Essential Qualifications

  • Relevant engineering degree with a minimum of 2:1 or comparable qualification with relevant experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher degree (relevant MSc, Eng. D or Ph.D.)


Other information

HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of automotive engineering, research, and test services, with 75 
years of experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles. 
Working in collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, we provide 
comprehensive support ranging from technology development and individual product tests through 
to full-vehicle design, development and build programmes.

At HORIBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A company performance related bonus scheme
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, and this role does meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list. Successful candidates must be able to work in the UK without restrictions and meet UK government security vetting criteria.