Senior Transmission Controls Software Engineer 1

Location: Idiada, ES

Senior Transmission Controls Software Engineer 


When our founder Bruce McLaren passed away at the age of 32 he left behind a legacy that has shaped who we are today. We have an unrivalled heritage which has its roots in racing; but McLaren Automotive is now creating a story of its own and we want you to be a part of it.
A rare and exciting opportunity to join our highly successful Transmission controls software development team as a Senior Transmission Controls Software Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of embedded control algorithms, diagnostics and calibration for transmission, performance related control systems. The role brings unparalleled levels of responsibility, ownership and direct involvement with our world leading products.


  • Transmission software requirements capture and detailed software design
  • Model-based control software development and verification
  • Support vehicle software testing and calibration
  • AUTOSAR application software component development
  • Verification testing in MIL, SIL and HIL environments, and in-vehicle integration
  • Good Control theory background
  • Compliance to industry standards such as ISO26262 and ASPICE.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Transmission control systems development
  • Hydraulic systems control expertise
  • Powertrain and Hybrid expertise


  • Hybrid-based software calibration
  • Vehicle-based software calibration


Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree.

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Conscientious and excellent attention to quality, reliability and safety
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent personal workload management skills
  • Pro-activity in facing potential problems and in possibly anticipating them;
  • Willingness to work in team and to collaborate actively inside it;
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Travelling to proving grounds in all seasons (winter/summer testing)
  • Demonstrable experience in the automotive sector
  • Driving Licence


We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry. 
At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.