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Software Engineer


Banbury, Oxfordshire, England


Date Posted:

13th May 2022





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At Prodrive we support motorsport works and customer programmes across a range of international race and rally series. We are the team behind the 2020 GTE world endurance champions, the team that delivered the best-ever debut Dakar performance (having designed the car from scratch through the pandemic) and the team behind title contenders in the inaugural Extreme E series.

We're seeking a talented and motivated Software Engineer to join our systems team providing technical support to the motorsport department for race, rally & road projects. 

The successful individual will be integral to developing and supporting electrical & electronic solutions use on our vehicles.  This role will work alongside the other departments in a high pressure environment responsible for vehicle electronic systems and health analysis.

 Essential responsibilities

  • Working in the systems team to develop electronic solutions from hardware selection, I/O allocation to software design and development
  • Calibrating and tuning strategies for race & rally use
  • Attending some events for data analysis and health monitoring of systems
  • Assisting with the development & operation of test rigs
  • Developing PC tools to assist race & rally engineers

Background and technical skills

  • Must be experienced in model based software development using MATLAB & Simulink and setting up cross compilers and tool chains.
  • C an advantage
  • Development of PC software in tools such as C# and Python
  • Experience of MIL, SIL & HIL testing
  • Strong automotive, aerospace or motorsport understanding of electronics and embedded systems
  • Good all-round technology knowledge and experience, especially full powertrain operating principles and calibration of
  • Understanding various communication protocols and their limitations such as CAN, LIN & Ethernet and the use of bus analyzers such as PEAK, Vector or Kvaser tools
  • Different sensor technologies
  • Experience in motorsport or automotive ECU and data loggers
  • Confident in integrating all components required to operate a racecar from the ground up
  • Ability to read basic electronic schematics and follow electrical wiring drawings
  • FMEA preparation & documentation
  • Strong fault finding and working through problems methodically, both in hardware and software
  • Data analysis using time series data loggers and health checking of vehicles
  • EV systems & safe working practices an advantage
  • Awareness of ISO26262 and functional safety goals & methods


  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate both independently and in a collaborative, team environment
  • Excellent organisation, prioritisation and coordination skills
  • Ability to work effectively and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel and support cars on event or test

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