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Embedded Systems Engineer - KTP Associate

Engineering & Technology

Location:  RL Capital Ltd, Arena, Basing View, Basingstoke, England, RG21 4EB
Salary:  £37,000 per annum
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (11 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 12 February 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0026-23
Release Date:  Tuesday 17 January 2023

This role is an exciting opportunity for candidates educated to PhD level with a first degree in Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree, with a PhD in Mechatronics, Embedded Systems or related field. Experience in embedded systems and wireless sensors would be a considerable advantage.

The ideal candidate will also have knowledge and/or experience in developing hardware and software for embedded systems. 

This KTP project aims to develop novel, real-time wheel alignment fault detection system (AutoAlign for cars & vans) that will deliver accurate fault detection of wheel misalignment, enabling drivers and   fleet operators to reduce power consumption and minimise air pollution caused by excess exhaust emissions and tyre wear. This role will advance the current AutoAlign hardware and firmware work to implement prototypes for build, test, debug, and validation.

Candidate Profile: Educated to PhD level with a first degree in Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree, with a PhD in Mechatronics, Embedded Systems or related field.

Key skills and experience required:

  • Experience in embedded systems and wireless sensors 
  • The ideal candidate will also have knowledge and/or experience in developing hardware and software for embedded systems
  • Experience in working with RTC, BLE, IMU and Arduino IDE.
  • Knowledge/ understanding of operation of signal processing and machine learning would be of a distinct advantage. 
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good project management skills are required with the ability to develop work plans under his/her own initiative and work to deadlines.
  • Ability to balance technical and commercial interests of the project.

Personal attributes:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Proactive attitude to cope with the typical day-to-day challenges encountered in working in a technology-based industry, finding original solutions that will be crucial to deliver the project with the necessary high levels of innovation
  • Work independently on own initiative as and when required with excellent time management skills.
  • Project management skills either in an academic or industrial environment are desirable
  • Self-motivated and confident with good persuasion and negotiation skills.  
  • Fit in with the organisational culture and present a positive image of the company to clients.

This is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by RL Capital Ltd and Innovate UK-KTN. It is essential you understand how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you secure this position. To learn more please visit: www.aston.ac.uk/ktp

The Company: R L Capital Ltd.  is an automotive technology company that develops intelligent tyre & wheel monitoring systems, reducing carbon & micro-particle vehicle emissions. RLC has developed & commercialised real-time tyre/ wheel condition monitoring systems: TACscan (predictive tyre tread wear) & TyreWatch (commercial vehicle tyre pressure monitoring). RLC has an ongoing technology partnership with McLaren Applied for TyreWatch. Find out more please visit: https://www.tyrewatch.com/ 

Aston University: You will work in a project team with Dr Yu Jia, Dr George Vogiatzis and Dr Maria Chli from College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University, and the Senior Management Team at RL Capital Ltd with the support of the IUK’s Knowledge Transfer Adviser.  

Location: You will be based predominantly at RL Capital in Basingstoke but will also have access to facilities at Aston University in central Birmingham. Some travel to key clients may also be required. 

For informal enquiries about this role please contact Dr Yu Jia, Senior Lecturer, Engineering And Technology, E-mail: y.jia1@aston.ac.uk 

Further details:    Job Details     University Information    
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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk


 





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