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Diagnostic Authoring Engineer

Apply now Job no: 509460
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Commercial

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:

Our guided diagnostics engineers ensure that Aston Martin Lagonda’s diagnostic tools offer world class useability and effectiveness, and minimize the number of technical support requests received by AML by maximizing the number of vehicles repaired by guided diagnostics.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the vehicle diagnostic trouble codes and DID/PID databases which are used to support the company’s diagnostic tools.
  • Author guided diagnostics for dealer technicians
  • Author instructional routines and user guides for use of AML’s diagnostic tools
  • Test releases of AML diagnostic software against specification and report any deviations, bugs or shortfalls.
  • Work with the R&D systems engineers and their suppliers to provide DTC diagnostic descriptions for inclusion into the AML help text systems.
  • Monitor effectiveness and useability of AML’s diagnostic tools. Feedback comments, suggestions, and improvements for inclusion to future software releases.
  • Be prepared to visit dealers to support service operations if necessary.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Previous experience with vehicle diagnostics including module reprogramming, retrieval of diagnostic trouble codes etc is required.
  • The ability to translate engineering data to user friendly information that can be used by dealer technicians.
  • Must have good clear interpersonal skills and be willing to interface with engineers and other personnel from various other company departments.
  • Knowledge of the information required to perform diagnostics, and the steps in a typical diagnostic process
  • A familiarity with industry standard diagnostic documentation (ODX, CSV, PDX etc)
  • Understanding of dealer processes
  • Experience in a diagnostics role, such as master technician or electrical technician.


Ownership and courage are essential for this role. You will represent the needs and importance of Aftersales while working with varied stakeholders, including engineering, across the Aston Martin business.

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We understand that the incredible beauty, craft and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.  Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.

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