Head of Controls & Electronics Systems

Location: Xtrac UKClosing Date: 1 December 2021

About The Role

We are looking for a Head of Controls and Electronic Systems to operate as a leader within our Engineering team, critical to ensuring the successful growth of Xtrac. In this position you will be required to lead and develop our newly created Controls and Electronic Systems department. Your responsibilities will include the design and development of control systems from a ‘clean sheet of paper’, this will involve interfacing with software, electronic hardware, and transmission systems engineers. You will be the lead technical contact for our customers, suppliers and technical partners as we develop our control systems portfolio, whilst also supporting our internal business development team in new business opportunities.

As this is a new department, and new role, you will be able to make your mark by using your knowledge and expertise and shape the way for Xtrac. With responsibility of designing and developing new products, you’ll be able to have a real impact, and influence the way in which we achieve our strategic goals and long term vision.

About You

To be successful, we’re looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Degree educated in an Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical Engineering discipline
  • Strong knowledge of automotive control systems and calibration processes
  • Understanding and knowledge of electrical circuit design and component selection
  • Experience designing and developing electronic control software
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of energy management, transmission systems, engine systems and vehicle systems
  • Understanding of functional safety, ISO26262, DFMEA
  • Experienced with or strong knowledge of, high voltage automotive electronics and electronics manufacture technology

Aside from technical knowledge and experience, you’ll also need to have strong leadership skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders and take responsibility for decisions. With excellent communication skills, you’ll be able to effectively translate technical information into business language to suit all audiences. Sound like you? reach out or apply now to be considered for this exciting opportunity.


About Xtrac

Here at Xtrac, we are the world’s leading manufacturer of Motorsport and High Performance Automotive Transmission Solutions. Our products are used internationally across the worlds most prestigious motorsport events so naturally, we have a passion for winning and continuously improving, whether that be our products, our people, or our business. Our short and long term vision is to transform into a world class high performance automotive supplier whilst retaining our position as a world leader in motorsport, so now is the time join our journey, make an impact and contribute to the success of our future.

What makes us who we are is our people, we share behaviours and values to ensure Xtrac remain world class. Our culture that delivers…

Accountability – own it and learn from it

Responsibility – we do what we say we will

Respectful – to everyone

Listen – to really hear someone and appreciate other views

Feedback – to give constructive feedback but to ask for it as well

Company benefits include

Competitive Salary
Pension Contribution
Life Assurance
Private Health Care
Eye Care Assistance
Cycle to Work Scheme
Company Events
On-site Parking

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