Software Integration & Test Engineer

Coventry, UK

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Software Integration & Test Engineer

Polestar is blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. Due to unprecedented growth, we are now looking for Integration and Test Engineers within the Complete Vehicle Software Integration Team. We work hard to create a unique experience for the customer, owner and driver which requires us to push the limits of technology and innovation. If you are an innovative, open-minded person who believes that electrification is the future of the automotive industry, we would like to hear from you.

About The Role

Our mission is to deliver a class leading E/E platform, with an extensive feature set, offering Pure, Progressive, Performance, to provide a Customer Experience that exceeds their expectations. You will collaborate with multiple teams to ensure all software, functions and features across the full vehicle are delivered and implemented against programme timing to support all build phases.

As a Software Integration Engineer for the whole vehicle, you will

  • Lead and co-ordinate compatibility reviews, SW reviews and planning sessions to ensure customer requirements are met at each delivery stage.
  • Manage and coordinate software and car configuration release planning, testing and verification.
  • Develop and carry out test plans and test procedures together with cross functional teams.
  • Represent the SW Integration team in a multitude of engineering, technical and build reviews.
  • Aid in testing and debugging automotive service-oriented middleware e.g SOME/IP
  • Work with hypervisors and virtualization in an embedded environment.
  • Work with Manufacturing and VCATS teams to support End of line validation.
  • To be successful in this role, we believe you have:
  • Degree qualified in the field of computer science, mechatronics, electrical/electronic engineering or comparable. Other recognized engineering qualifications combined with relevant experience may be considered.
  • Experience in automotive embedded platform and application software integration and testing
  • Knowledge of Automotive Product development cycle with emphasis on software release, test and validation.
  • Practical experience with vehicle network architectures CAN, LIN and Ethernet.
  • Practical experience using diagnostic software, measurement, and calibration tools (CANalyzer or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of software/feature fault diagnostics methods, tools and practices.

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of scripting languages (such as CAPL, VBA, Python).
  • Experience using scripting languages for SW testing and automation
  • Experience of using specialised diagnostic and test tools (e.g. CANoe, CANape, INCA)
  • Knowledge of automotive pre-production build environments, manufacturing processes, car configuration, feature coding, VCATS implementation.
  • Experience of system testing, preferably with some exposure to low level testing

Who you are

You have a strong wish to create the future of electric vehicles – it’s probably fair to call you an EV nerd. You are enthusiastic, motivated, well-organized, and driven. You have a knack for solving complex integration puzzles, debugging, and testing. You have an inquisitive nature, and you will not rest until you analyse the issues at hand and reach to the root cause. You’re not afraid to try new approaches and unconventional methods, and you work well both individually and within diverse teams. You have a holistic view, including vision, business, and customers.

At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication.

Personal fit will be of great importance in this recruitment, as we are actively working to build a team with diverse experience, gender, and background.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient, and entertaining. In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses, or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive, performance.


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