Senior Control Software Engineer

Senior Control Software Engineer

Reporting to                    Lead Control Software Engineer

Salary                               Competitive

Benefits                           Bonus, Shares Scheme, Life Insurance, Pension etc.

Location                           Silverstone, Northants

Applications by               ASAP


Saietta is a well-established British R&D company on a mission to accelerate the market introduction of highly innovative, affordable, and reliable propulsion motors for a broad range of electric vehicles (EVs) from scooters to buses. The product is proven, and market pull is strong. Since 2016 Saietta has undertaken rigorous R&D and testing for an innovative, unique motor topology, with low-cost raw materials, designed for low-cost, automated assembly. Saietta has evolved from a pure R&D company into one that also manufactures it’s own motors in a new European production plant.


Due to continued success a new position has been created for an experienced control software engineer to join the team at Silverstone.

The role will involve working directly with customers and suppliers and will also involve working collaboratively with R&D, engineering, and vehicle build / test teams. You will be involved with full lifecycle control software development (embedded C / Simulink) for electromechanical systems which may also include some control hardware verification.


It will require good control systems knowledge, ideally applied to automotive electric motors, powertrain systems OR similar, coupled with competent software programming experience (embedded C / Simulink / embedded coder, etc)

Expected skills and experience:

A degree or higher in a relevant engineering subject (e.g., mechatronics engineering, control engineering, computer science, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, etc)

Good commercial experience of developing control software for complex electromechanical systems within automotive, aerospace, or marine vehicle systems (ideally electric motors (e.g., PMSMs), powertrain, brakes, for electric vehicles or similar etc)

Good software programming ability (e.g., embedded C, Matlab / Simulink, or Embedded Coder)

Ability to define new software modules (e.g., Base current control, thermal modelling, state machine and fault management)

Good communication skills (written and verbal)

Practical lab-based experience (competent with a range of diagnostic tools, meters, etc)

Others (beneficial skills): Control Software Engineer

Assist with setup of test beds (lab, vehicle), also systems integration activities (e.g., integration of EDU to vehicle platform)

Understanding of vehicle network protocols (e.g., CAN, J1939) and electrical harnesses

Understanding of power electronics / inverters (control) would be useful

Experience of model-based software design using Simulink

Experience of automotive or marine electric vehicle systems

Please apply to, stating the job title in the subject line and including your CV, a brief covering letter, salary expectations and where you heard about this vacancy.

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