Head of Embedded SW and Control Electronics or (Principal Engineer – Embedded SW and Control Electronics)

  • Closing date: 10th February 2023
  • Role reference: 2023-01-001
  • Trollhättan, Sweden | Full-time | Flexible working
  • The right to work in Sweden (and/or the EU)
Chassis Autonomy

Chassis Autonomy is a deep technology start-up, setting the new state-of-the-art for safety critical vehicle actuation systems. Our mission is to enable true autonomous mobility with our ground-breaking, patent pending steer-by-wire systems. We are now rapidly scaling to ensure we can meet the demands of the market for both fully automated (L4/L5) and partially automated (L2/L3) applications. 

Key Attributes
The rate at which we innovate and develop is our lifeblood and a self-driven, self-organising candidate with a just-do-it approach is required to ensure we maintain our development advantage and capitalise on our strong market traction.
This is a leadership role, that will initially require you to be very hands-on until we can back- fill the department with further talent. This presents a unique, once in a life-time
opportunity to create in your own guise, an entire engineering department from the ground-up. It is important that you excel at leading fast-paced multidisciplinary
programmes and teams and aspire to be involved in a dynamic and rapidly growing start-up, developing state-of-the-art products that will enable far-reaching societal benefits across the world.
The way you work, the way you behave and the way you lead will be critical to establishing a positive and inclusive culture that will become the foundation of our success. A very exciting future lies ahead for Chassis Autonomy and if you have the desire to lead from the front, to build the foundations for a truly remarkable disruptive technology, then read-on to learn more about this new role.
Role Description

To oversee the core design, development and implementation of the control electronics and embedded software for our class leading by-wire actuation systems.

  • Work closely with the CTO, Chief Engineer and Head of Functional Safety and Cyber Security to define functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Manage external stakeholders and in conjunction with the Head of Functional Safety and Cyber Security, ensure full development compliance with ISO 26262 and ISO 21434.
  • Be accountable for the on-time and on-budget delivery of the control electronics and embedded software systems within our actuators.
  • Manage programme schedules to ensure technical compliance at each stage and programme milestone.
  • Identify new business processes and practices to ensure quality and right-first-time delivery in accordance with ASPICE and support implementation across the company.
Direction and Management
  • You will be a senior member of the team and work closely with the co-founders to influence and implement our product development strategy for embedded control electronics and software.
  • You’ll be hands-on where necessary, identifying and putting in place the required systems to ensure the department is capable to deliver quality, at pace.
  • You have the ability to listen and collect feedback (both positive and negative) and translate this into qualitative and/or quantitative feedback to be used by others for further development and the ability to self-reflect on your own work.
  • You will have a clear approach to making critical decisions in a pragmatic manner.
  • You’ll support the implementation of business wide processes that align with ASPICE.
  • You’ll work with external stakeholders and customers, representing Chassis Autonomy in explaining the capabilities of our systems, relaying feedback to the rest of the team to ensure future development.
Required Experience
  • A suitable degree qualification (bachelor’s or master’s) in Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, Controls, Mechatronics or similar.
  • Leading the development of safety critical embedded control electronics and software systems, ideally within automotive, aerospace or the military sectors.
  • An understanding of industry standard functional safety and cyber security, ideally within the automotive sector.
  • Fluency in the English language.
Desirable Experience
  • Familiarity in developing software in accordance with AUTOSAR.
  • Product and process development in accordance with ASPICE.
  • Application experience of ISO 26262 Road vehicles – Functional safety, ISO 21434. Road vehicles — Cybersecurity engineering, UN ECE R155 and UN ECE R156.
  • ISO 14229 Unified diagnostic services.
  • BLDC motor control / FOC development experience.
  • Coding experience (C++ and Python etc.).
Inclusion and Diversity

We welcome diversity, recognising the strong operational and cultural value it brings to our business. We embrace individuality and embrace the clear benefits that it brings to innovation. Our greatest challenge is in building the great team that will enable our mission and that starts with our people, regardless of their backgrounds.

Working Culture
At Chassis Autonomy, we embrace the flexible working; however, we also recognise that there no better way to solve complex engineering problems than gathering around physical test hardware or grouping around a white board to brainstorm solutions. The next two to three years at Chassis Autonomy will be focused upon intensive R&D and this will require extensive in-person collaboration across the company. Furthermore, to lay the foundations for a positive and inclusive culture at Chassis Autonomy, in-person attendance will be required to build relationships across departments and to welcome and integrate new staff into the wider team. You must therefore be committed to attending our offices as required by the project or programme you are working on, and to support wider business activities. At other times, flexible working is very much supported.
The wider Chassis Autonomy group is split between our base in Trollhättan and London, and as we ramp up operations in the UK, there will be opportunities and in some cases requirements to travel between the two locations, in addition to travel within the EU and the rest of the world to support development programmes with our customers.

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