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Job Title: Systems Engineer/Software focus

Location: Chippenham

Contract: ASAP – 30/06/25


The Role:

Integration and testing of the interfaces between supplier subsystems to the ETCS OBU Trainguard 200 and to the UK Freight Electric, Diesel Electric/Diesel vehicles.

You will be required to integrate subsystems on Test and Integration rigs in Chippenham. Update the system with new software and test prior to release for Test. Support the Test team to troubleshoot defects found.

Roll out, test and trouble shoot software updates to systems installed on the vehicles therefore although some remote working is possible, you will be required to work on site in the Chippenham integration and test lab, at installers vehicle depots (Midlands) and at the Test facility (Melton Mowbray) often at short notice.

You will be expected to configure data on the ETCS OBU System and maintain bespoke newly developed software.

The role also requires responsibility for requirements capture, development and implementation for a remote data networking solution.

Must have previous Rail Experience.

Methods and Tools:

Experience in using C++, C# Java, Python, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery and shell scripting, Git, Jira, Bugzilla, OpenGL, IBM DOORS

VOIP packet level diagnostics

Networking: (BIND/dnsmasq, dhcpd, tftp, OpenVPN)

Custom Linux systems server to embedded applications

Serial BUS analysis (RS485, MVB)


Rail Vehicle Acceptance Testing, Instrumentation and Software Development

Railway signalling, OTMR, TPWS, ETCS

Experience of regulatory standards

Development of Safety related software

Design/Integration for RIA12 and EN 50155

Competence in Software Clearing


BEng Computer Science/Software Engineering/Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Job Summary

Chippenham, Wiltshire, South West Location
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