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Head of Powertrain Software

Apply now Job no: 500787
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Wellesbourne
Categories: Research and Development

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

To manage the Software for the powertrain controllers and the suppliers required to achieve this. To assess and feedback issues to the Powertrain calibration and software team. Provide safe, secure and complaint Software to enable the vehicle to meet Worldwide certification, performance, driveability and fuel economy targets.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Lead and Manage a team within the Calibration and software department on defined software platforms, programmes as defined by Head of Calibration and Software.
  • Define key software paths to allow AML to deliver competitive Powertrain solutions
  • Manage and support powertrain software on defined projects, assimilate and distribute knowledge within the wider team.
  • Manage the progress and reporting for all Powertrain software deliverables, ensuring they meet all cost, time and quality targets.
  • Be the point of contact for defined customers and suppliers to powertrain Calibration function. Define all requirements for the Powertrain Systems and validate them within AML.
  • Ensure software deliverables are delivered in line with the system design specification.
  • Manage and support external suppliers to achieve Software team goals.
  • Define Software and software management strategy for the wider Powertrain team
  • Prepare project-timing plans for the Powertrain and program teams to support model year actions and major design changes.
  • Support and prepare modifications to the software on future model year actions
  • Manage and specify Software hardware/tools to support development activity.
  • Manage the Software database for all responsible programmes.
  • Guide, direct and train to develop other team members.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in an Engineering / Software or related discipline
  • Extensive experience within an automotive vehicle manufacturer or Consultancy with direct experience of delivery of Software for automotive systems
  • Recent direct experience of application of new technologies including Hybrid & BEV vehicles would be preferable
  • Strong communicator with experience working across multiple disciplines
  • Full driving license required. Must be prepared to work in the UK and Europe for business and test trips as required


  • One management lease vehicle and access to another vehicle via the Mercedes scheme.
  • Up to 5% bonus potential.
  • Company pension scheme - Initial 3% company contributions rising (after two years' service) to double-matched company contributions of up to 12%.
  • 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
  • Discount on our lease schemes with variety manufactures.
  • Private Health Insurance – Single Cover.
  • Health Shield Cash Plan.
  • A wide range of discounts with associated partners.

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