Akton Recruitment are on the lookout for Software Engineer for machines within power generation. The team at company in question are at the cutting edge of propulsion and power generation technology for electric and hybrid aircraft, working with all the world’s major aircraft and helicopter manufacturers.
They are looking for driven, capable and highly motivated graduate and post graduate software engineers to join the business. Working as part of an integrated team incorporating subject matter experts from both the clients group and their customers research departments you will have the opportunity to learn from the world’s best engineers across a broad range of disciplines.
As a software engineer you will have responsibility for design, justification and testing the software aspects of aeronautical propulsion and generation systems. The scope of this role will cover the bi-directional conversion of DC electrical power to thrust including integration with control systems, crew interfaces and monitoring and protection of the system. You will be encouraged to explore, conduct trade studies and flight test the most safe and efficient software methods against platform performance and safety requirements to Development Assurance Level A. Strong integration will be required within the engineering disciplines and functional blocks at both system and aircraft level.
Typical activities will include designing software to Development Assurance Level A for electrical power and control systems. These are likely to be 2 and 3 level inverters incorporating wide band gap semi-conductors, gate drivers, motor and generator controllers, motor control systems, monitoring and protection controllers. These systems will integrate with electric machines, avionics, crew interfaces, batteries, thermal engines and aircraft electrical networks.
The core skills we are looking for are typical of a good software engineering graduate or postgraduate including:
- Embedded systems
- Microcontroller based software
- FPGA based software, VHDL, Verilog
- SPI, CAN, Ethernet etc.
- Software, hardware testing and debugging
You will operate as a key member of the team in an aeronautical environment learning a range of cross functional disciplines including:
- Program management including business and commercial
- System engineering
- Safety and reliability to EASA/FAA regulations ARP 4761
- Requirements management including derivation, allocation, validation, verification and traceability
- Complex and simple equipment processes ARP 4754A
- Quality assurance
- Configuration management
- Project and risk management
- Environmental qualification
- Integrated logistics support
- Export control