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Mechatronics Software Engineer

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre, Markham, Ontario, Canada

Posted: July 31st, 2017

Company Overview:

Located in Markham, Ontario, Canada, Multimatic Technical Centre (MTC) is part of Multimatic’s Engineering Group. MTC provides advanced design, simulation, testing and prototyping services to Multimatic’s production divisions and to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), niche vehicle manufacturers, motorsports organizations, military equipment contractors and consumer product companies.

MTC houses key engineering, fabrication, testing and development capabilities under one roof, enabling rapid turnaround and tight integration between departments (vehicle systems engineering, product engineering, predictive methods, mechatronics, product testing and validation; composites, fabrication and prototyping). Additional specialized services utilize MTC’s full-vehicle, multi-post shaker rig and a proprietary vehicle dynamics simulator. These services are further enhanced by the capabilities of a fully equipped motorsports department.

Position Overview:

Multimatic Technical Centre is seeking to recruit a Mechatronics Software Engineer who will be responsible for the development of control software for mechatronic automotive components such as powered closure systems, adaptive/active suspension systems and powered aerodynamic devices.

Facility Address:

85 Valleywood Dr.
Markham, Ontario
L3R 5E5

Scope of Position:

  • Development of embedded software that controls electromechanical automotive components such as automotive powered-closure systems, adaptive/active suspension systems, powered aerodynamic devices

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop control code for prototype and production systems, conforming to OEM and national/international standards
  • More specifically develop software for mechatronic systems to meet the expectations and requirements of customers including but not limited to:
    • Software controlling power modules for high-current vehicle applications such as brushed and brushless motors
    • Software for 16-bit and 32-bit micro-controller-based ECUs for vehicle hardware control
    • Software for gateway modules for OEM vehicle bus interface
    • Development of control module software for in-house hardware applications
    • Diagnosis and repair of existing code for electrical/electronic/mechatronic systems
  • Establishment, concurrence, documentation and maintenance of software requirements and specifications for assigned projects
  • Lead the verification, validation and testing of developed software solutions for assigned projects, performing both white-box- and black-box-level tests for the developed software
  • Assist in the development of project plans, including timing and deliverables
  • Adhere to version control requirements and change-tracking
  • Be part of the development of Multimatic engineering tools and development systems for electronic components
  • Work closely with other disciplines, such as outside suppliers and mechanical engineers, to achieve project requirements
  • Stay up to date on the latest programming techniques, electronic chip technology and general industry trends
  • Document/present information obtained from conferences and training courses as required

Basic Requirements:

  • University degree in Electrical/Electronics, Mechatronics, Measurement and Control or Computing engineering
  • Experience working with 16/32-bit controllers from Freescale, Infineon, Microchip etc.
  • Experience with device-driver-level and application-level software development
  • Experience working with varied IDEs, debuggers and tool chains such as Cosmic, Keil, Eclipse, Visual Studio, etc.
  • Experience developing embedded systems using:
    • C/C++ programming including MISRA Coding Standards, Embedded C(++)
    • Assembly-level programming
  • Experience with computer-aided design and analysis tools such as:
    • MathWorks’s Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow, or Labview
  • Experience with communication protocols including network modelling such as:
    • CAN, LIN, SPI, SENT, SSI

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience working with Vector Tools such as VFlash, CANalyzer and CanoE
  • Experience with Software Configuration Management for version control
  • Experience with Software development for P-SPICE, A-SPICE, CMMI-level compliance
  • Experience in development to ISO 26262 including a good understanding of the ASIL risk classification scheme
  • Experience with AUTOSAR
  • Exposure to ISO 14229 Road vehicles -- Unified diagnostic services tools and disciplines
  • Strong understanding of state-of-the-art micro-controllers such as PPC and MPC platforms, ARM Core, or TI DSP
  • Understanding of power electronics, DC and AC motors, motor controllers, power conversion, power storage, signal conditioning and digital communication
  • Experience with automotive and industrial control and electromechanical systems, data acquisition techniques/equipment, including associated transducers and instrumentation
  • Hands-on experience with vehicle instrumentation and sensor conditioning
  • Exposure to electronic system testing procedures and tools
  • Exposure to vehicle telematics and infotainment
  • Overall knowledge of the automotive and related electronics industries

Multimatic offers a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a friendly work environment. To apply for this career opportunity, click below on the "APPLY NOW" button and send us your resume and cover letter outlining your professional experience.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.