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Senior Vehicle Control Systems Engineer Full Time

at StreetDrone Oxford in Oxford (Published at 16-06-2021)

About StreetDrone

StreetDrone is an exciting Oxford-based startup specialising in the development of autonomous technology. We have already released a self-driving car to the world and have a friendly, innovative and driven team working on our next products.

We are quickly growing the business, and working on a number of exciting products, including an autonomous and remotely operated truck as part of a project with a large vehicle manufacturer.

The Senior Vehicle Control Systems position is an important one for StreetDrone, allowing us to further develop and validate the sophisticated, autonomy-focussed control systems that we install across our range of vehicles.

The successful applicant will work on the design, development and testing of our autonomous vehicle drive-by-wire and safety monitoring products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, development and testing of our embedded real-time control systems and software.
  • Supporting our Systems FMEA & FTA analysis activities.
  • Collaborating with our Project Management and Purchasing teams to ensure projects are delivered to schedule and budget.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Significant embedded real-time software development experience using C or C++.
  • Experience with controls system design incorporating fault tolerance and redundancy, ideally to a recognised Functional Safety standard such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ISO 13849 or similar.
  • Experience with digital networking protocols ideally CAN or Ethernet based systems.
  • Experience setting up and running Hardware-in-Loop (HiL) testing.
  • Experience with Data Acquisition software and hardware and control system Calibration tools.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Robotic or motion control systems software algorithm development.
  • Hydraulic or pneumatic systems design.
  • Electrical wiring harness design and / or manufacture.
  • Electronic design including basic PCB layouts.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £40,000.00-£50,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Performance bonus


  • Bike to work scheme
  • Flexible schedule
  • Private medical insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Control Systems Engineering: 4 years (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

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