Senior Automotive Electronics Hardware Engineer

Location: Xtrac UKClosing Date: 6 May 2024

Who are we?

Are you an experienced Electronics Engineer looking for your next challenge? Do you have a passion for problem solving?

Xtrac is the world’s leading design and manufacture of specialist transmissions. Our customers include the top motorsports racing series including Formula One, Le Mans, IndyCar and NASCAR and we also supply transmissions for the most exclusive high-performance cars in the world. We are at the forefront of a once-in-a-generation opportunity as the automotive industry transitions from internal combustion to electric and hybrid and our experienced and dedicated teams are using the latest cutting-edge technology to achieve this transition.

What will you be doing?

Xtrac are looking for an organised and methodical Senior Electronics Hardware Engineer to take ownership of and deliver our electronic hardware projects. Reporting to the Head of Control Systems and Electronics, you will take responsibility for electronic hardware development projects and technically supervise and co-ordinate engineers to undertake development projects. An integral part of this exciting role includes choosing and developing our design package and development activities from the ground up.

Xtrac’s own range of gearboxes, controllers and actuators gives complete ownership of the mechanical hardware, electrical hardware, software and calibration of the gearbox package. This full system approach is an exciting and unique opportunity to work on cutting edge projects. You will be overseeing and technically managing the design and incorporation of electronic assemblies within the transmission and vehicle systems. Ensuring activities are delivered on time to the specification.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Electronic Hardware Engineer in an automotive environment and:

  • Knowledge of electronic design (including microprocessors, wiring and sensors selection)
  • A good understanding of transmission systems such as AMT, DCT, planetary auto, CVT, single speed reducers.
  • A working knowledge of networking, communication, and calibration protocols
  • Experience of generating requirements and specifications for electronic hardware used in high performance powertrain applications.
  • Experience of automotive component selection, including sensors, and circuit design.

A working knowledge of, or application of:

  • ISO26262
  • IEC61508
  • UNECE Regulation 155 and ISO/SAE 21434

Experience with verification and validation techniques using SIL, PIL, HIL, test rigs and vehicle testing.

If you are a motivated team player, with a Minimum of BEng/BSc (or similar) with a structured approach to finding solutions, this could be just the opportunity for you.
If you want to work at a place which is dynamic, innovative and the global leader in its field then look no further. At Xtrac we offer exciting opportunities, competitive salaries, and a unique place of work, having both design and production under one roof.

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DEI Statement 

Xtrac believe that diversity is not only a fundamental value but also a key driver of innovation, growth and success. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued, respected and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents.

We celebrate diversity in all its forms, including to but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion disability and veteran status. We recognise that diverse teams are more creative, collaborative and effective in solving complex problems and driving positive change.

Xtrac are dedicated to creating a culture of belonging where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential. We actively promote diversity and inclusion through recruitment, training and development, and advancement opportunities for all employees. By embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity, we not only strengthen our organisation but also enrich the experience of our employees and the communities we serve.

Join us at Xtrac and be part of a diverse and inclusive team that values and celebrates the unique contributions of every individual. Together we will drive innovation, excellence and success.

Company benefits include

Competitive Salary
Pension Contribution
Life Assurance
Private Health Care
Eye Care Assistance
Cycle to Work Scheme
Company Events
On-site Parking
Reward & Recognition Incentives
Flexible Working for Some Roles
Salary Sacrifice Electric Car Scheme
Free Safety Workwear

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