Head of Control Software

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Job Type
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Full Time
Functional Expertise
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Job Description

Head of Control Software is required for a Design and Development solutions organisation company, based in a popular Cheshire location.


This role can be fully remote as long as you are located in the UK.



  • Leading the team of software and control electronics engineers
  • Providing technical direction for the software and control electronics at an architecture level
  • Product lifecycle management for software and control electronics
  • Owning the requirements for software and control electronics, and automated test equipment
  • Supporting detailed design decisions (datatype, sampling rate, processor selection)
  • System architecture and design of embedded systems
  • Software and electronics modelling and model design
  • Implementing and managing a CI / CD pipeline
  • Creating full test plans to validate the software into the system
  • Ownership oftest plans for control electronics
  • Defining and agreeing interfaces and requirements with other engineering disciplines
  • Owning technology roadmaps and new ideas generation
  • Interfacing with customers to gain market insight
  • Interfacing with customers and certification agencies to gain product approval
  • Understanding customer, market and regulatory requirements for software control
  • Chairing design reviews of the software and control systems
  • Performing system level product testing and customer demonstrations of power electronic systems at 1 MVA and above


  • Senior /Principal engineering experience in software and electronics product development
  • Bachelor’sDegree in relevant Engineering discipline: Electronic & Software
  • Strong technical leadership and influencing skills
  • Experience in simulation tools i.e. Matlab / Simulink, PSPICE
  • Requirements capture and management
  • Experience in formal methodologies and V-cycle for Systems Engineering
  • Knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence system
  • Experience designing and certifying Safety Critical Systems (SIL 1 + )
  • Project management experience (agile and waterfall)
  • Senior level experience of software and electronics development tools, techniques andmethodologies
  • Expertise of software, C, C++, Matlab, Simulink
  • Experience of designing microprocessor-based systems
  • Experience of NI equipment, Labview and python scripting would be a distinct advantage


This is an exciting opportunity for a Head of Control Software to join a Design and Development solutions organisation based in Chesire. If you’re interested, please apply with your CV.


Ben Quinn