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Navigation & Connected Car - Engineer (Test)

Navigation & Connected Car - Engineer (Test)

Job Title: Navigation & Connected Car - Engineer (Test)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bedfordshire
Salary: £competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG4409
Contact Name: Nick Gerrell
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 05, 2018 11:57

Job Description

Navigation & Connected Car - Engineer (Test)
At this OEM there’s a wide range of unique opportunities available to suit some of the best people and brightest minds in our industry. 
So, if you’re looking for a key role in shaping the future of the car industry, we’ve got the stage and the tools necessary for you to make it happen.
Mission & Main Objectives
To successfully deliver company quality targets & secure a successful launch of vehicle projects into the European & AIME market. As part of the Vehicle Validation team you will be responsible for validating the End to End telematics systems on-board & off board the vehicle against company specifications and regulatory requirements.
Main Tasks and responsibilities
Confirm End to End system validation for telematics systems through all gateways within the on-board and off-board environment.
Collaboration with Off Board Connected Car team, hardware design teams, test teams (both on board and off board) and customer orientated engineering team to define project development and testing plans
Develop testing methods & procedures that comply with comopany specifications and regulatory requirements to ensure robust validation on various navigation and telematics systems.
Confirm vehicle level quality, function & reliability standards are maintained with changes of Navigation & Telematics HW & SW
Cross functional working with project quality, management and engineering teams to ensure early response & transparency to concerns
Conduct Root cause investigation of complex concerns on vehicles under the guidance of the component or system engineer
Creation of test reports in line with vehicle development schedule / Gateways
Provide technical support to the production plant.
Some management of suppliers and hosting of guest engineers
Background and Experience
Be degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline
Have relevant experience in automotive electrical and electronic development relating to vehicle body electronics, navigation and telematics systems or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience on a major development program, e.g. in aerospace, telecoms or similar.
Have knowledge of the electrical architecture of modern vehicle electronics and experience of fault finding.
Understand electrical theory and the operation of electronic devices
Be able to risk assess hardware & software modifications and develop appropriate test plans
Understand network communications and multiple bus principles (CAN, LIN)
Be able to operate CANalyzer software or similar and interpret the results
Be able to follow system circuit diagrams and identify electrical connections
Be able to demonstrate and have practical experience in problem solving tools and techniques
Be conversant with digital oscilloscopes, and basic electrical test equipment.
Have good written and verbal communication skills.
Competent with PC applications including Microsoft excel and Microsoft project.
Have ability to prioritise and multitask between multiple projects simultaneously
Be self-motivating and self-managing. Pro-active. Positive. Energetic personality and flexible regarding working practice and working hours.
Be able to travel abroad, typically a few days to 2 weeks, but on rare occasions travel may be long distance and or at short notice.
Valid UK/European driving licence is MUST.