Senior Control Systems Engineer

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Banbury /UK
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At Prodrive we combine our motorsport ethos with free thinking to redefine the possible. We support a variety of programmes including full works teams in international race and rally series. Our Technicians, Mechanics, Fabricators and Engineers all work together every step of the way with one goal; to win.

We're seeking a talented and motivated Senior Control Systems Engineer to join our team of engineers developing and supporting electrical & electronic solutions use on our race, rally and road projects.  This role will work alongside other departments in a highly dynamic environment and will be responsible for embedded software, control strategies and overall electrical and electronic implementation in our products.


 Essential responsibilities

  • Select hardware, allocate I/O and software design and development
  • Work together with electrical department to specify requirements for looms
  • Calibration and tuning strategies for race & rally use
  • Development & operation of test rigs
  • Development of  PC tools to assist race & rally engineers


Background and technical skills

  • Strong automotive or motorsport understanding of electronics and embedded systems
  • Good all-round technology knowledge and experience, especially full powertrain operating principles and calibration.
  • Experience in model based software development using MATLAB & Simulink and setting up cross compilers and tool chains.
  • Development of PC software in tools such as C# and Python
  • Experience of MIL, SIL & HIL testing
  • Understanding various communication protocols and their limitations such as CAN, LIN & Ethernet.
  • Defining requirement, specifying, and implementing sensors.
  • Experience in motorsport or automotive ECU and data loggers
  • Confident in integrating all components required to operate a race car 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



  • Effective 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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