Software Engineer

Location: Xtrac UKClosing Date: 31 March 2023

About the role

Are you looking for a new challenge? Xtrac are looking for a Software Engineer to deliver embedded software development projects in a busy and exciting environment.

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. Whether it’s one of our annual staff events or our ‘random acts of kindness’, we like to make sure our employees are recognised and appreciated.

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 taking ownership of software development and calibration tasks, delivering work packages on time and in line with the specification, deriving new methods and tools whilst working alongside the mechanical design teams.

Reporting to the Senior Software Engineer within the Controls and Electronic Systems dept, you will assist in the timescale and resource planning of projects, ensure continual improvement in the analysis of Xtrac products and develop work tasks/write reports when appropriate. Travel will be required to support test rig and vehicle validation activities.

About you

We are looking for high driven team player, organised and methodical with a passion for problem solving. You will have a Minimum of BEng or BSc (or similar), Degree or higher in mechanical, mechatronic, electrical, electronic or control system engineering and be an incorporated or chartered engineer, or actively striving to become incorporated or chartered.

With at least 4 years’ experience as a Software/Development Engineer in an automotive environment you will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Coding skills in more than one of the following languages:
  • C
  • C++
  • ESDL
  • Python
  • Model based design, simulation and embedded targeting using tools such as Matlab/Simulink (with Embedded coder or Targetlink) or ETAS ASCET
  • A strong communicator across a multi skilled organisation and especially in communicating technical ideas to staff members and to customers.
  • Organised with a structured approach to problem solving.
  • Application of logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Excellent IT skills and a knowledge of Word and Excel.


About Xtrac

Here at Xtrac, we are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Motorsport and High Performance Automotive Transmission Solutions. Our products are used internationally across the 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 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 to 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 and have a culture that delivers!

We are…




Externally Focused

Yearn to Learn

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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