Principal Software Engineer


Nuneaton, England, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/20/2021
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  • Company Address: 805 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica, MA, 01821

About ClearMotion

ClearMotion is a global automotive technology company founded out of MIT in 2009. The company is commercializing the world’s first proactive ride system to improve the quality of time in motion.

Job Description

ClearMotion builds products enabling a next-generation user experience in vehicles. The company’s proactive suspension and seating systems combine software and hardware to mitigate vehicle movement across uneven road surfaces. ClearMotion provides differentiated value for the automotive consumer of today and tomorrow. As transportation evolves to a connected, shared and eventually autonomous world, ClearMotion products will become vital to improving the in-vehicle experience.

What we can offer you?

In addition to a competitive Salary we have a comprehensive health plan with all premiums covered for you and your dependents. We provide life insurance including income protection and critical illness cover alongside an unlimited paid holiday plan so that you can make the most of your time away from work

We promise to do our best to make being part of the team the ultimate benefit with cutting edge technologies to work on and an environment centered on transparency, trust, action, curiosity, independence and design.

This environment is fostered with various ancillary benefits such as a reimbursement for pre-approved team activities, our annual team retreat, snacks & drinks, daily lunch, summer barbecues and other events. 



We are looking for a talented Principal Software Engineer to work on our breakthrough active suspension system for cars. As a member of the Software Engineering Group you will be designing and developing software for our active suspension systems. The successful candidate will be a passionate, confident, organized and driven team player. The position reports to the Director of Software and Control Engineering.


  • Lead a small team of software engineers
  • Coordinate and maintain Software delivery plans and manage Software Development through AGILE methods (SCRUM).
  • Define, design and deliver software work products including, requirements, interface specifications and software components
  • Work cross-functionally to design and deliver software components
  • Support software process improvement activities
  • Mentor and help develop software engineers

Essential Qualifications and Experience 

  • BS or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of Automotive Tier 1/Tier 2 experience/embedded system development
  • Experience of managing Software Development through AGILE methods (e.g. SCRUM)
  • Strong understanding of SW development cycle (V-Model)
  • Experience of developing, maintaining, and debugging real time embedded systems
  • SW development skills both model-based SW development (Simulink/Embedded Coder) and hand-written C code
  • Delivering software to safety critical standards (i.e. ISO26262, DO178c, A-SPICE)
  • Worked with the ALM tools for Software lifecycle management (e.g., Polarion, IBM, Jira etc.)

Preferable Qualifications and Experience

  • 2+ years of hands on AUTOSAR experience
  • Master’s Degree in Software Engineering or other technology degree
  • Experience of SW design methodologies e.g. UML
  • Experience with standard automotive protocols (e.g. XCP, UDS, etc)
Ability to read circuit & system diagram


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Equal Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer; applicants, employees and former employees are protected from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, and genetic information (including family medical history), or any other characteristic protected by law.

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