Vehicle Fitter / Vehicle Technician / HGV / LGV Mechanic

6 days left

Location
Leeds
Salary
£30000-30000 per annum
Posted
08 Sep 2016
Closes
06 Oct 2016
Ref
RMTN-04
Contact
Alanna Doyle
Industry
Automotive
Discipline
Mechanical
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Role: Vehicle Interface Engineer

Location: Leeds

Salary: up to £30,000 plus benefits

Position: Full Time, Permanent

The company created the field of vehicle telematics in 1996. They deliver SaaS solutions that measure and report real time data from vehicles. These solutions help their clients drive significant operational improvements: reducing fuel consumption, increasing vehicle utilization (which reduces the number of vehicles on the road), and improving the safety and productivity of their staff. In 2015, their clients reduced fuel consumption by 60 million gallons and avoided the release of 600 million kg of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Within the rapidly expanding area of the Internet of Things (IoT), telematics is one of the most mature products with proven commercial application, delivering 3x to 5x ROIs for their customers. They are a market leader in this developing industry with huge potential for positive impact on their communities. The adoption of telematics in commercial vehicles is still below 10% globally and growing rapidly.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the company's Vehicle Interface team as a Vehicle Interface Engineer. This team is responsible for the company's technology strategy and road map for integration and acquisition of data from vehicle networks. This includes maintaining and extending their library of vehicle data in support of the company's patented vehicle interface technology.

The role is office based, but the successful candidate will be expected to travel to vehicles and customers.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Using R&D tools to analyse data observed or captured remotely on vehicle networks to decode function and form. Using this information to create scripts and configuration files using Masternaut tools. The speed and accuracy in which this can be done is key to the company's performance and scaling objectives.
  • Contribution of ideas and innovation to improve processes, tools, approach, and knowledge of the Vehicle Interfacing team.
  • High quality internal documentation for use by technical and non-technical internal customers.
  • Investigation / debug of issues related to obtaining data reliably from vehicles.

  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

    The successful candidate will be technically astute with an inquiring mind; they will combine the ability to understand machine-to-machine networks and how they are applied in vehicle systems, detailed analytical ability, and the practical attitude and capability to work successfully on vehicles in the field.

    General attributes include proactive, attention to detail, enquiring attitude, and the ability to quickly identify possible problem areas. It is also important that the successful candidate is able to engage and communicate effectively with both internal and external customers at a technical and non-technical level.


  • Educated to a HND level or equivalent in a numerate discipline
  • Embedded networks, protocols and standards particularly those used in the automotive industry such as CAN, OBD, SAE J1939, J1979, ISO 11898, 15765
  • IT capable including experience data analysis using tools such as Excel, QlikView, et al, and technical documentation using tools such as Visio
  • Experience using scripting or programming languages to solve small or large problems (e.g. Groovy, python) is a strong advantage
  • Several years' experience working in the automotive industry on vehicle electrics/components/interfaces, for example EMUs, infotainment systems
  • Practical vehicle maintenance and installation experience, ideally working on the vehicle CAN interface with CAN logging.
  • Some experience and understanding of key system concepts such as SaaS, databases and data schemas, cellular networks, GPS, webservices, and SOA is a strong advantage

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