Application SW Engineer

Rivoli, IT, 10098

Requisition:  50726

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Position Summary

We are currently recruiting for a full time, Application Software Engineer to support the development of application-level software for high performance passenger car applications. This role could be your next rewarding challenge, based in the Dana Rivoli plant, we offer a fast-paced, challenging and diverse role, focussed on project delivery for the right candidate.
After an initial training in Dana Rivoli (IT) and Lindley (UK) plants, the candidate will support Top Car OEMs (Europe) being the first interface for SW and Calibration development, with the target of delivery electrified System for vehicles equipped with Dana powershifting transmissions.
The Application Software Engineer activities will be based on Rivoli Plant (IT), the candidate will report to Lead Engineer Application Software.

Main Opportunities and Challenges

Great opportunity to join Dana with following challenges and opportunities:

You will be identified as the primary interface for powertrain development (SW and HW), calibration (tuning) and vehicle validation activities between OEMs and Dana teams.

You will be involved in a high tech Transmission development team.

You will work in a close relationship with TOP CAR OEMs, with remote or local activities (travels up to 1 week per month).



Main Responsibilities

  • You will be part of an experienced and growing team, responsible for delivering application software for customer projects into electrified powertrains.  With focus on understanding Transmission System drivability and vehicle integration issues, interfaces and transmission control, ideally Dual Clutch Transmissions.
  • Involved in project delivery being primary interface between OEM and Dana teams
  • Elicit and implement requirements from design to production
  • Support development activities to commission, debug and optimise electrified powershifting transmission systems
  • Involved in validation / verification / test programs for embedded systems to ensure designs are fit for purpose; including Functional Safety aspects
  • Progressive responsibility and hands-on experience with vehicle system architectures and control system applications


Job Requirements

Education:  Mechatronics, Mechanics, Electronics, Aerospace

Professional Background:

Minimum of 2 years of experience (Junior) or 5 year (Senior) in engineering field related to software development and/or powertrain calibration

Experience with vehicle testing with ability to understand and solve drivability issues or customer complaints

Hard Skills

  • Experience of algorithm design & implementation in model-based environment using Matlab/Simulink or Ascet-SD
  • Vehicle and/or test-rig based development experience
  • Vehicle and controller communication networks; e.g. CAN, CAN-FD, J1939, XCP, UDS
  • A good awareness of Functional Safety
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of automated transmission and electrified powertrain control
  • Experience of transmission software delivery, testing and engineering sign-off.
  • Knowledge of calibration tools (ideally CANape)
  • Have a good understanding of the interface and interactions between electrical and mechanical systems
  • The ability to solve engineering problems using a structured, logical approach
  • Proficient in English and Italian.
  • Driving license valid for Europe


Considered as a plus

  • Previous experience on dual clutch transmissions
  • Good understanding of the interfaces and interactions of Mechatronics Systems
  • Calibration Tools: CANape
  • CAN protocol Tools: CANalyzer
  • Diagnostic protocol knowledge: UDS


Soft Skills

  • Curiosity, Innovative, with a positive (can-do) attitude
  • Confident communicator who can build rapport quickly and influence at all levels across a Global organisation
  • Sound analytical and organizational skills with ability to prioritise effectively
  • Commitment to the highest standards of ethical behaviour in self and others; commitment to inclusion and diversity



If you are not contacted within 60 days after your application, the search should be considered filled. In compliance with law obligations and GDPR, your application could be considered for further opportunities aligned with you profile


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