Embedded Software Engineer

Location: Woking, GB

Job Title:                            Embedded SW Engineer 

Function:                            Electrification Applications

Reporting to:                      Engineering Manager

Date of preparation:           14th April 2021




The world around us is experiencing significant change, the greatest in generations. 

At McLaren Applied, we’re accelerating the response to that change. Our vision is that our people and technologies will pioneer a better future.  Our mission is to achieve breakthroughs in performance.

We’re at the cutting edge of innovation in industries including automotive transportation and motorsport. We create solutions that drive efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

We want to help to reduce the carbon footprint and become more sustainable.  Our focus is on electrification and telemetry, control and analytics.

To deliver efficient lightweight electric powertrain and vehicle development; motorsport solutions that make series more sustainable and efficient; reliable connectivity solutions for transportation and insightful analytics and monitoring of transport fleets.

By applying our expertise, we deliver real benefits and pioneer a better future.

Purpose of the Role

  • McLaren Applied has a strong history of producing high performance motor control electronics and software.  We are growing this area of the business.  As an Embedded Software Engineer you will sit within the wider Electrification Applications team.
  • You will develop electric motor controls for a range of motorsports and automotive applications. 
  • You will develop embedded software platforms for use within our electrification products
  • You will work with our electronic design and embedded software teams to develop control algorithms.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Have proven experience of designing embedded control software on microcontroller platforms using C or C++.
  • Have experience of modeling complex control systems using MATLAB and Simulink. 
  • Have a practical knowledge of functional safety standards such as ISO26262
  • Have a First class degree or upper 2nd in a relevant engineering/ science subject or equivalent experience.

 In addition the following skills and experience are desirable;

  • Experience with the design of automotive electronics and software.
  • Experience with motor efficiency, thermal and performance testing.
  • Experience with Hardware in the Loop simulation, especially dSpace systems



Values and Behaviours


You will be a key representative of McLaren Technology Group’s Values and Behaviours, the framework of which can be found here.


All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.


This job description may not detail all duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature which are commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.


We believe in diversity and equal opportunities. Our people are our core strength and as such we create an environment that is all encompassing and inclusive. 

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