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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