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Expert - Networks

Apply now Job no: 510116
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Electrical

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Job Purpose:

The Networks Expert will develop and maintain OEM specific Standards for Software and Hardware, Model based development tools. Diagnostics, Testing and Cyber security.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of

the post.

  • Authoring and maintaining OEM specific Standards for Software and Hardware
  • Develop modeling guidelines for EE tools for existing and new Architectures
  • Manage Diagnostic Templates
  • Provide support for Autosar Classic and Adaptive
  • Cyber security requirements covering Secure Diagnostics and Secure communications.
  • Testing new releases of Networks tools. Capital Networks and PREEvision before they are deployed. Create processes and maintain guidelines for Network’s tool releases.
  • Lead the technical direction, specification, and delivery of vehicle communication protocols such as CAN, LIN, Ethernet

and Flexray.

  • Define requirements and judge supplier technical capability to deliver these systems on all current and future projects.
  • Schedule and conduct busload usage for all network ECU's systems. Ensure simulated and measured results meet


  • Monitor technical progress and delivery against project milestones that ensure robust delivery to AML Product

Creation System requirements for all ECU’s and the whole vehicle network.

  • Be the lead technical authority within Aston Martin on these systems.
  • Manage all network management testing and simulation testing.
  • Responsible for the overall vehicle network sign-off and compliance of all ECU’s.
  • Manage vehicle network topology diagram within the EE Architecture team.
  • Schedule and conduct vehicle wake up, post run and shutdown requirements.
  • Create and develop NWM scheme across the vehicle, to encompass both the vehicle networks, wake up requirements and power management.
  • Schedule and conduct reviews to ensure effective use of HW/Device technology for wake up, sleep mode, and wake up performance.
  • Create testing requirements and generate / support test plan and requirements for Test Team.
  • Supports prototype builds, fault diagnosis and containment
  • Supports concern reviews with progress reports and up-dates to electrical concerns.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Knowledge of multiple automotive electronic systems from working as a systems architect on embedded systems in automotive or a related industry, e.g. aerospace.
  • Network Protocols (CAN, FlexRay, LIN, Ethernet).
  • Diagnostics protocols and knowledge of UDS/ODX.
  • Experience of using Vector tools and creation of CAPL scripts for simulation/testing.
  • Experience of system integration engineering and software delivery.
  • Experience of working in a cross functional team to tackle complex issue resolution.
  • Advanced User of Mentor VSA and/or PREEvison networks tools.
  • Advanced knowledge of DBC, arxml and FIBEX Automotive file formats.
  • Experience of managing technical delivery through Tier 1 suppliers.
  • In depth working knowledge of complex real time operating systems.
  • Experience Authoring technical documentation in requirements capture tools e.g. Doors, Polarion.
  • Experience of Autosar SW architecture.
  • Experience of E2E communication protection.
  • Experience of Secure Diagnostics and Secure Communications to meet Cyber security Standards.
  • Experience of UN ECE155
  • Confident presenter.
  • Communication and influencing skills.
  • Experience of collecting CAN data logs and analysing traces.
  • Confident presenter.
  • Communication and influencing skills.
  • Experience of collecting CAN data logs and analysing traces.
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical / Electronic, Electrical Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent.


  • Creates open communication within own team as well as cross-functional teams to achieve goals.
  • Works with internal and external customers in mind, understanding their needs and anticipating their requirements.
  • Ensures communication has a clear purpose, is factual, accurate, and provided at the right time.
  • Takes ownership of objectives, work activities and behaviour and makes informed decisions backed by data.
  • Actively challenges self and others to stimulate creative thinking and continuous improvement.
  • Champion process development and management, and adherence to standards.
  • Experience of Polarian (requirements tool).
  • Experience in Vector Can tools and CAPL scripts.
  • Confident presenter.
  • Experienced Microsoft Office user.
  • Experienced user of Mentor VSA Networks tool and/or PREEvision
  • Must be able to manage large workloads in a high-pressure environment and prioritise accordingly.

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