Hardware in the Loop (HiL) Engineer

DAF Trucks N.V.
  • Eindhoven
  • Detachering
  • HBO
  • 37 uur
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The Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) engineer is responsible for the development and maintenance of the software test environment within the EE department. The test environment consists of a hardware part (the electrics and electronics of the simulator), a modelling part (the engine, aftertreatment and vehicle simulation models) and a software part (the test-automation framework). The HiL engineer is responsible for all three areas and needs to support multiple engine projects in parallel.

  • The test-environment is dSpace based and consists of multiple full-size simulators and multiple mid- size simulators. Projects may require changes to be made in the simulator related to wiring, upgrading, electrical loads, etc.
  • The simulation models are built in Simulink using base models from a supplier. You have to develop and implement the DAF specific components (e.g. valves, pumps, etc.).
  • The test-automation framework is written in Python and uses APIs of several components to combine them to one framework the (test) engineers use. Next to the maintenance part, projects may require to update this framework as well with new functionalities. You have to implement different protocols to achieve this.
  • You are responsible for the planning of all test environment activities for multiple projects. Supporting engineers in using the test environment is also part of the job.
  • You act as a point of contact to tooling suppliers of which products are used in the EE department.
  • You are working on multiple projects and you frequently discuss your work with the corresponding verification engineers, verification coordinator and the project lead engineers. In this function you report to the Supervisor of the Support group within the department of Engine Management Systems.


  • Technical education on college/university level in Mechanics, Automotive, Electronics, Computer Science or comparable
  • Multiple year experience of dSpace systems and of Matlab/Simulink
  • Experience in writing a test automation framework in Python
  • Knowledge of automotive engine/aftertreatment controllers, heavy-duty is an asset
  • Knowledge of embedded software testing
  • Good planning and communication skills


We offer you the first/next step in your career and together with Yacht you will build your career. 
During your assignment we will coach you and help you develop your personal and professional skills. There will be a lot of learning on the job and also the possibility to do courses. We will always be in contact for you to make to best decisions for your career and make sure you will always have a challenging assignment.
With regards to the terms and conditions of the contract we strive to give a satisfying contract with our professionals.

Are you an expat coming to the Netherlands? We can image that you have some questions about how this works.
Normally the interviews will happen on skype but a second face-to-face interview is sometimes necessary. 
When you are hired for a job in the Netherlands, Yacht will arrange this move for you. 
We will arrange the visa application for you (and your family) and look for the appropriate housing for you.
Next to this we will help you get the 30% ruling and Dutch Social Security number. 


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Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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