Senior HIL Test Engineer

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-05-21

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Revolutionising urban air mobility and electrifying air travel

Join the System Test Team based in Bristol as a Senior Hardware In the Loop Test Engineer and help us to achieve our mission of pioneering electric aviation.

What success will look like for you, as a Senior Hardware In the Loop Test Engineer?

As a Senior Hardware In the Loop Test Engineer you will be responsible for designing software solutions for Hardware in the Loop testing, data acquisition hardware and software, HMI, data recording, test automation and data compression. You will also support with requirements specification, validation, integration and verification of test rigs software applications and data acquisition systems.

You will be leading the development of various Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and aircraft virtual panels and designing test automation and post data analysis automation applications to improve test campaign metrics. Additionally, as part of your role you will produce Technical Documentation to support the creation of certification ready test rigs.

You will be working with a variety of engineering teams and will work closely with Integration and Test Engineers during commissioning and operation of new test rigs.

The Senior Hardware In the Loop Test Engineer reports to the System Test IPT Lead and will be a key member of the system test team, supporting the continued development of our in-house expertise, specialist knowledge and capabilities.

What would we like you to bring.

We want you to be successful in your role and in order to achieve this, you will need to have completed either a Bachelor’s or a Master’s in Aerospace/Electrical/Computer Science Engineering (or equivalent) and have at least 5 years’ experience within aerospace/automotive engineering test campaigns, unit and system testing of hardware and associated software – preferably covering certification testing.

Ideally you will be experienced with design of software solutions for data stimulus, acquisition and data recording including its HMI. Using applications such as MATLAB/Simulink, LabVIEW, Python, JavaScript, C/C++. Good knowledge of Simulink is also essential.

Experience with data acquisition systems such as Speedgoat, National Instruments, RT-Opal or dSPACE and with GE Reflective Memory is a plus. Additionally, familiarity with CI/CD processes and proficient with tools such as git/SourceTree as well as knowledge of DO-330 software tool qualification/ DO-178 airborne systems software would be preferable.

Some of the desirable but not essential skills are: experience with UI/UX design for test applications and familiarity with Requirement Management tools such as DOORS, Windchill RV&S, Eclipse, JAMA.


What can you expect from us?

We're on a mission. Where others see limits, we see opportunity, and we work at pace. Working at Vertical isn't your average role but for those seeking a challenge, a flexible, supportive organisation and an incredible team; working here is an opportunity to do the best work of your career.

Our approach promotes ingenuity and courage, while our environment builds success through diligence in safety and being open in the way we work. The only way we're going to assure the next chapter of aviation history is by working as a team, relentlessly, towards our goal.  

Our benefits

Our people matter - we're not going anywhere without them. Which is why our company benefits go beyond the essentials.

  • 26 days holiday, plus bank holiday
  • 5 extra days per year to buy (or sell)
  • 5 extra days holiday when you get married or enter a civil partnership
  • Additional 4% of your salary to spend on extra benefits
  • Award-winning digital health and wellbeing service (Help@Hand)
  • Company Share Scheme - open to every Vertical employee
  • Company Pension Scheme - 5% and we match it
  • Breakfast on us, every day

We may just be the hardest job you've ever had, but we're confident it will be the most rewarding. Join the team today and help us shape the future of Advanced Air Mobility.

Disclaimer Statement

We encourage you to apply even if you may not have all the experience listed in the advert. We recognise that talent comes in various forms and we are committed to providing opportunities that create an environment of growth, diversity, and inclusion for everyone. As part of our desire to review and make our processes fair, we may ask you questions related to these aspects during the application process. For more information on how we will use your data, see our Legal section.

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