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HV Systems Diagnostics Lead

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Powertrain

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 be responsible for the on-time delivery of the diagnostic specifications and implementation for all HV components for all AML programs

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

As Expert, Sports Cars System Technical Lead in Powertrain Electrification, you

As HV Systems Diagnostics Lead, you will be responsible for diagnostic specification and implementation, including:

  • To define, own and deliver diagnostics for the HV components of AML vehicles
  • Work with HV component owners and to define the necessary information for diagnosing potential faults on individual HV components
  • Lead generation and delivery of robust technical specifications and timing plans for testing requirements, diagnostic scripts, and programming diagnostic tools 
  • Specify testing for diagnostic suite.
  • Vehicle testing and toolbox programming and development
  • Support team with data acquisition and fault finding
  • Establish regular diagnostic reviews with cross functional teams and support test rig planning and execution
  • Cross-functional working with other R&D departments to define associated LV systems to achieve vehicle requirements
  • Support relevant requests with Patents and Intellectual Property teams
  • Train, coach and present technical information at all levels and share the knowledge throughout AML
  • Develop and record best practices and support development of design manuals to handle the Electrified Powertrain requirements of today and the future

Qualification & Experience:

The essential areas of previous experience required to undertake this role include:

  • Deep Knowledge of vehicle diagnostics
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive CAN/Flexray/LIN, ISO26262, AUTOSAR
  • Extensive knowledge of software lifecycle, design, test & deployment of code
  • Knowledge and use of automated build and test tools

Preferred areas of experience include:

  • Experience in working with multiple stakeholders at all levels of diagnostic software development
  • Experience of high voltage systems including HV battery, Power Electronics & On-board charging systems
  • Experience of associated HV systems including thermal management
  • Knowledge of AC and DC electrical systems
  • Knowledge of component hardware and software
  • Experience of Matlab/Simulink, C, C++, Python, Verilog, GNU Octave, XML & Git
  • Testing of EV powertrain and Hybrid system
  • Knowledge of sensors, motors and actuators
  • Extensive knowledge of powertrain, hybrid & associated electrical systems
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings, electrical schematics, and mechanical designs
  • Ability to enable a technical environment to support project delivery at speed and within budget
  • Customer-oriented and project-proven, with a hands-on approach for personal engagement
  • Hands on experience of the product development process, learning solutions and the development of technical skills
  • Excellent analytic and communication skills with the ability to work independently
  • HV health & safety training
  • Ability to create clear and traceable documentation
  • Highly organised individual demonstrating flexibility and attention to detail


  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills, self-motivated, eager to take responsibility and deliver results with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated experience in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise multiple inputs into succinct summary
  • Accomplished writer of technical and project status reports
  • Fluent presenter of technical information at all levels including to senior director level at AML and in external companies
  • Ability to challenge experts, consultants and seniors by presenting measured opinion
  • Passion for the advancement of hybrid and electric powertrain and vehicle technology

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