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Title:  Principal Engineer - Software and Validation


Leamington Spa, WAR, GB

Date:  02-May-2021

Lotus Cars builds world class, high performance and lightweight sports cars that are sold all around the world. The current range – which is 100% ‘For The Drivers’ – includes the Evora coupe, the critically acclaimed Exige and the iconic Elise.


The latest new Lotus is the Evija, our all-electric hypercar that is the world’s most powerful series production model. All Lotus cars are rightly regarded as being the benchmark for exceptional ride and handling, lightweight engineering, exceptional steering, efficient aerodynamics and driver-focused interiors.


Our founder Colin Chapman always believed that a driver wants feedback and control, instant response, precision and agility, the power to accelerate and the ability to stop almost instantly. Over the last seven decades, Lotus has remained true to this ethos. Our core values, our pioneering approach to automotive engineering and our rich heritage – both in road and race cars – are guiding our future.


The ongoing transformation of Lotus is laid out in the company’s Vision80 strategy, which states what Lotus will be in 2028 when we celebrate our 80th anniversary. We welcome talented, creative and motivated people to join us on our journey.


Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Define software control, quality and maintenance processes
  • Develop and maintain top-level vehicle software requirements including feature implementation and maturity growth plans 
  • Establish and maintain the company software issues tracking system
  • Review and approve software development, verification & validation and control plans
  • Support release activities of electrical systems in the software domain
  • Establish integration test requirements
  • Ensure software parts are correctly structured in the BoM

Skills/ Experience required to be successful:

  • Electronics, Control Systems, Automotive or related engineering degree with an overall grade 2:1 or higher.  A post graduate qualification would be preferred.
  • Expert understanding of automotive software design, development, release and distribution
  • Software development life-cycle and methodologies
  • Integration and validation testing
  • Team and project leadership experience
  • Practical experience of vehicle electrical architectures, communication protocols and diagnostics 

We offer you all the advantages of working for a prestigious high-tech automotive company. You will find a purpose-built facility, with all the tools and equipment you need to do an outstanding job. You will benefit from our fast-paced learning environment and our track record in designing and manufacturing thoroughbred sports cars over the last seven decades.


Our benefits package includes Bonus Scheme, Pension Plan, Bupa Health Cover and more.