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Software Engineer - Test Data Systems

Job Title: Software Engineer - Test Data Systems
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1707-64_1500469305
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email: ashley.henson@sitecgroup.com
Job Published: July 19, 2017 14:01

Job Description

Sitec has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer - Test Data Systems for our client Perkins Engines, at their facility in Peterborough. This is a contract role, for an estimated 12 months initially.

Key Responsibilities of the Test Data Systems Software Engineer
* Complete proposed changes or additions to systems, programs, or infrastructure components including hardware, software, or network. Working solely or as part of a team the Test Data Systems Software Engineer will produce and carry out software designs and modifications as well as developing solutions to customer related requests and/or systems problems
* Development and integration of data acquisition software and associated subsystems and components
* Administration of data post processing tools and associated systems
* Team representative and SME in engineering project work and Facility upgrade projects
* Attending to breakdowns and supporting Operations if TDS Technicians require help and support or are unavailable
* Providing help, support and guidance to Global Engine Development (GED) and Performance Engineers as required using best practices and experience
* Investigating issues that occur and implementing a permanent correct action with appropriate documentation
* Close collaboration with facility peers as well as internal customers, seeking out opportunities to pro-actively improve systems/software
* Development and/or integration of major system and software modules and programs
* Knowledgeable of real-time operating environments, logic diagrams, testing, debugging and documentation
* Specifying information flows, processes and procedures, data objects and dialogues between information systems and their users
* Converts logical specifications and/or flow charts into more detailed designs; Translates design

Qualifications and Experience required

Required:
* Extensive knowledge of multiple facets of engine test bed control/data acquisition software applications e.g. DSG DatAqPro, AVL Puma, CP Cadet, D2t Morphee etc. and a proven track record of the modification, development and tailoring of such software to meet Performance and Emissions Engineers requirements
* Very good understanding of software development, particularly C# development in Visual Studio
* Competent with developing modularised test software
* Good knowledge of High Speed Data Capture Systems such as D2t Osiris and the integration and use of within an engine test cell environment
* Engine test software development experience of test cell control and instrumentation systems and key 'building blocks' e.g. AVL fuel meters, Horiba gas analysers, particulates samplers etc.
* Proficient in design and development of individual components/modules (e.g. Horiba 7xxx, Sierra BG3 etc.) within the data acquisition environment as well as integrating each fully into the core software structure
* Demonstrated experience of automotive 'tools' and facilities such as Vector CANape and the use of ASAP driver and MCD3 creator in combination with the data acquisition system
* Super user/Administration level of expertise with Data Post Processing tools such as AVL Concerto and National Instruments DiaDem
* Good programming skills (C#, Vb.net, C++ etc.)
* Outstanding knowledge of PC hardware, software and networks
* Good understanding of databases (including Oracle)
* Excellent computer application skills to support job requirements (Email, MS Excel, MS Word, etc.)
* Excellent knowledge of LAN and wireless networks
* Working knowledge of Emissions and instrumentation equipment control and measurement techniques
* Working knowledge of measurement techniques for pressure, temperature, flow, displacement, vibration and strain
* Driving the improvement and training of self-looking for technical and competency skills gaps where improvement could be made

Desirable:
* Demonstrated Automated Test Equipment (ATE) design/development experience (S/W and H/W) in a production environment or similar
* Demonstrated software version control and expertise and execution
* Software development lifecycle and techniques expertise (Agile etc.)
* Labview and/or CVI expertise and associated embedded measurement instruments
* Six Sigma trained and certified
* 8D problem solving experience
* FMEA experience and usage

Key Competencies
* Self-starter (initiative and sense of urgency in work)
* Excellent planning and organising skills
* Excellent people / interpersonal skills
* Outstanding analytical (data analysis and data extraction) skills
* Ability to learn quickly and retain pertinent information
* Ability to concisely and accurately communicate technical information
* Ability to work independently and also as a team member
* Good influencing and negotiation skills
* Good presentation skills
* Ability to train and coach others in small groups (2-3 persons) and develop basic supporting documentation

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.