Embedded Software Engineer (Design)

Job details
Posting date: 23 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 June 2024
Location: Cheshire, CW2 6EH
Company: Unipart Rail
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 1167

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Main Purpose

You will be responsible for working as part of the Engineering team developing products for manufacture using new and emerging
technologies to support the businesses growth plans. Key responsibilities will be to support current products with technical
design changes and modifications, perform design and development work for medium sized projects and projects normally under
supervision of the Design Lead, but can act as the design authority for smaller products / projects. You should be capable of
producing full documentation pertaining to the project / and or product and will contribute to safety cases and design for
reliability reviews.

The role is focused on innovation, development and design assurance and requires a breadth and depth of technical knowledge across
high integrity software development processes. You will be required to interpret formal project requirements, and develop and
test new and improved products which are commercially viable. The products designed are safety critical in nature. In this role
strong analytical skills and report writing are required with a requirement for all technical documentation to be completed to a
high standard to conform to industry processes and standards.

The role is based at our Crewe site with a hybrid working pattern in operation. You will work as part of a cross-functional and
multi-site Design and Development team and maintain regular contact across the business with good relationships within commercial
and manufacturing teams..

Essential Criteria

* Degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science or Electronics Engineering or equivalent STEM based subject)

* Experience of writing and testing

* C++, C , Python for embedded applications, including hardware drivers

* Experience of designing and testing interfaces to sensors, cameras, storage and networking devices

* Experience of interfacing to FPGA and micro-controllers

* Experience of developing software test cases, code reviews and static code analysis

* Experience of writing modular, reusable, high-integrity code (eg MISRA or similar)

* Experience of DevOps tools and continuous integration

* Experience in software design lifecycle – from concept to release and maintenance (ideally in safety critical industry)

* Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

* Able to liaise with customers and/or other stakeholders to understand technical requirements

* Strong customer focus

* Passion for producing innovative design solutions

* Excellent team player - Ability to work with engineers, managers and senior leadership level within the organisation


* Experience / knowledge of rail industry standards and design assurance processes

* Formal Software Development Lifecycle Knowledge for functional safety, e.g. EN 50128 or similar

* Experience of Software Verification and Validation practices

* Experience gained in the Railway industry, or a comparable safety critical industry sector

* Knowledge of creation and protection of Intellectual Property


* Competitive salary

* Pension and death in service provisions for employees in pension scheme

* 25 Days Holidays (plus Bank Holidays)

* Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

* Health and Wellbeing Initiatives

* Employee offers and discounts from various retailers

* Recognition events and rewards

* Free car parking / breakfast club

Unipart Rail - Who are we?

We have a long heritage in the rail industry based on decades of experience, we have continuous improvement plans to embrace
innovation in both products and business techniques to ensure that we remain the first and best choice for our customers. Our
focus on Technology in our products, services and solutions places us at the forefront of industry 4.0 and in our Technology &
Product Solutions and Supply Chain Solutions, delivering value for our customers.

Unipart Rail is part of the Unipart Group, one of Europe's leading independent logistics’ companies that employs more than 8,000
employees worldwide and has an annual turnover of more than £800 million. As a valued employee of Unipart Rail, you can look
forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and also world class
status in employee engagement.

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