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Advanced Concept Prototyper

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Advanced Concept Prototyper

Posted 20 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Design Studio
Contact NameChloe Harvey

Job description

Position Title: Advanced Concept Prototyper

Duration: Contract

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Description of the assignment

  • Hardware and Firmware Prototyper working across various projects with a focus on physical prototypes
  • To be part of the Model & Fabrication ACM Team to support the Advanced Design Teams of the Client.
  • As part of the Advanced Concept Model Team you will work closely with designers in the UX/HMI, Interior and Exterior Design teams with a focus on physical prototype design and build, to support and evaluate Design concepts.
  • The core of assignments for this role consists of taking high level optical/ electrical design requirements or concepts from the HMI team and then sourcing and evaluating hardware sensor/actuator/component datasheets for suitability.
  • After identifying the necessary hardware (including reverse engineering existing hardware where appropriate), you will work with a broader engineering team to resolve optical, electrical & software challenges so the design can be rapidly prototyped, often using in-house tools and equipment.
  • Finally, hands on expertise will be required to build, assemble and commission your own prototypes, including developing the necessary firmware, electronics (wiring & PCB) and mechanical assembly, iterating the design where necessary.
  • The resulting prototypes should adequately test the original requirements, identify new technology opportunities and all within rapid iteration cycles

Qualifications and skills required for the role

  • Relevant experience in most of the following:
  • Open Source Hardware / IDE: Arduino, Raspberry Pi
  • Solid experience with Source code editor as VS Code or similar.
  • Microcontrollers: 8bit - 32bit (ARM Cortex, Atmel, Espressif)
  • Peripherals: I2C, SPI, GPIO, DAC, ADC, Stepper Controllers, PWM, H-bridge, TTL-Serial
  • Familiar with PCB design tools as Kicad, Eagle or similar
  • Embedded-C, C++, Python
  • 5 years combined electronics / firmware / product development experience with an emphasis on rapid, iterative prototyping
  • Minimum of 3 years in an embedded or product development environment with an emphasis on rapid, iterative prototyping
  • Knowledge of CAN/LIN communication is a merit.

Personal attributes

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Honest
  • Technically Competent
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Flexible
  • Determined and Persistent
  • Team Collaborative
  • Willing to Share and Learn new methods
  • Creative and innovative but structured, methodical and analytical with good planning skills.