HIL Development and Test Engineer

Location Coventry
Discipline: Software, Electrical/Electronic
Job type: Contract
Salary: £Competitive
Contact name: Keeley Atkinson

Contact email: katkinson@select-engineering.net
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 030234
Published: about 1 month ago
Duration: 6 Months
Expiry date: 23 Sep 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP


·         Your role will be to develop, maintain and execute our HIL within the Control Software Team based in the UK.

·         This role involves Hardware commissioning, issue analysis resolution, development of Models, integration of new and existing simulation Plants, creation of system test cases, requirement review and test automation in the final product.

·         As part of your testing activities, this role involves supporting the Calibration of our Software and Release process sign off.

Role Responsibilities:

·         Plan, Design, Commission and Maintain the HIL HW and software setup to support the testing of features from the Controls team.

·         Coordinate HIL bench deployment and support for X-by-wire vehicle systems.

·         System requirement analysis and creation of systems test cases.

·         Test planning and managing test cases.

·         Work closely with Feature’s development owners to keep updated the testing strategy ahead of software releases.

·         Work closely with the Control and the Electronics Team to define interface specification and review of control strategies.

·         Development and execution of manual and automated test cases following requirements coverage strategy.

·         Develop Simulink Wrappers and models for integration of open and closed loops controllers.

·         Develop HIL rig supervisor controller and Calibration environment to support HIL test execution with tools ConfigurationDesk/ControlDesk/CANAPE/CANoe/IPG Carmaker.

·         Develop HIL rig simulation model with interface and plug-in concept to ease the integration of multiple simulation plants and controllers.

·         Design and execution of fault injection test for sensors, actuators, communication busses and other hardware components.

·         Execute fault matrix reactions strategy and OBD DTC testing.

·         Execution of regression testing.

·         Create result reports with ad-hoc documents in our traceability system.

·         Execution of test validation and verification of software releases at HIL rig.

·         Support issues resolution and bug fixing as required by the Team.

·         Analyse vehicle and HIL data log for issue route cause investigation.

·         Provide lead, guidelines and instruction to Control Team’s developers supporting HIL rig remote access.

·         Create and maintain detailed documentation of the HIL setup and Hardware following requirements update and evaluation.



·         Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Computer science, Automotive engineering, Aerospace engineering or similar.

·         At least 5 years working in the Automotive industry in a technical HIL development role.

·         Previous experience in Project Management within DVP, Testing and HIL rig Design.

·         Background development or consultancy experience in automotive OEM or Tier 1 suppliers with familiarity with production projects and gateways.

·         Deep understanding/development experience of Model Based design auto code generation of Control Systems in vehicle or components ECU using MathWorks tools and dSPACE toolchain.

·         Experience with dSPACE rapid prototyping tools for design and debugging: ControlDesk, ConfigurationDesk, BusManager, IPG Carmaker.

·         Experience with Vector tools: CANape, CANalyzer or CANoe.

·         Test specifications and Calibration experience using Simulation, HIL rig and Vehicle prototypes.

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

·         Experience with Automotive networking standards CAN/Flexray/LIN.

·         Experience with CAN-FD protocols- Advantage.

·         Familiarity with Automotive standards and processes ASPICE, ISO 26262.

·         Experience with JIRA, Confluence, GIT, SVN- Advantage.

·         Experience with Polarion ALM/DOORs- Advantage.

·         Experience on Powertrain/Vehicle Dynamics plant modelling and Integration- Advantage.

·         Experience with Steer/Brake by wire system control- Advantage.