Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services to the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence, health and energy sectors.

Williams Advanced Engineering helps businesses meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

Williams Advanced Engineering has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company employing 350 people engaged in many innovative and transformative technical areas for a growing list of clients.

Senior Engineer – Software Test


Williams Advanced Engineering exists to accelerate the advantage and impact of our clients. We do it through innovative engineering and technology that solves complex problems and brings a step-change in weight, speed and efficiency. Join us to help fulfil our mission to accelerate an efficient, electric and sustainable future.

An opportunity has arisen to join our Electrical Team at an exciting time in its expansion. You’ll be overseeing all aspects of MIL and SIL testing to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electronic products to our global client base. Problem solving is at the heart of what we do and you’ll be an integral member of the pioneering team developing software and testing cases for “world first” projects.


Job role:

  • Oversee all aspects of MIL and SIL testing to ensure development and delivery of electronic products including test specification writing, test case definition, MIL testing, SIL testing and bench testing.
  • Line management and priority management of Software Test Engineers, including further recruitment.
  • Writing software test cases from software requirements and ECU feature requirement, implementing and executing them to test software modules according to specified requirements.
  • Support ISO26262 and ASPICE processes with traceability from requirement through to test cases.
  • Support ECU testing on HIL rig.
  • Workload planning to strict deadlines and milestones.
  • Work closely with members of the Controls team to:
    • Report effectively and concisely, any defect seen during testing;
    • Make sure the software developed meets the feature requirements at ECU level.


You’ll have:

  • An engineering qualification (e.g. HNC, Degree) in a relevant discipline.
  • Proficient with Matlab toolchain around MIL/SIL testing with:
    • Simulink requirements;
    • Simulink Tests;
    • Simulink Test Manager;
    • Design Verifier;
    • Simulink report generator.
  • Experience with working effectively with requirement management tools like Polarion / Doors is essential.
  • Experience of mainstream automotive ECU software development for production following ISO26262 process is essential.
  • Line management experience would be beneficial.
  • CANape / CANoe / CANalyzer knowledge and experience is beneficial.
  • Polyspace skills will be beneficial.


We’ll provide:

  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career
  • A supportive and empowering work environment


Application deadline:

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th May 2022 at noon.



We are based on the Williams technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK. 20 minutes’ drive South of Oxford, UK.


Disclaimers and DEI:

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills. WAE is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.



26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Vouchers & Teds Premier Childcare

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits


Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Staff Events

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.