Technical Presales Manager

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Location: Singapore, SG

McLaren Applied Technologies

McLaren Applied Technologies is a high-performance technology company which combines fresh thinking and innovation to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in industries as diverse as health, public transport, automotive and motorsport.

Our team

Our concept team is formed of data scientists, software engineers and business analysts who collaborate with our UK concept teams to solve challenges in the health and transport industries. 

In health, the output is intelligent products, from collecting real-time data from the human body to optimising the care pathway for patients. On the transportation front, we’re applying McLaren’s expertise in monitoring the performance of formula 1 cars to Singapore’s local transportation network, empowering transport operators to make better decisions, improving efficiency and reducing disruption to services.

The role

To provide data science expertise to external and internal clients in support of the business strategy. Primarily operating at the pre-sales end of the sales lifecycle, to understand client needs and convert them into technical solutions using a combination of hands on data science skills (attainment, management, transformation and cleansing, analysis, modelling and simulation) alongside a holistic view of data solution architecture (maths and statistics, programming and databases, communication and visualization). Domain knowledge in transport, health and manufacturing would be preferred).This is a challenging customer facing technical role, requiring a multi-skilled flexible approach to managing complex problems and requirements.

Unsociable hours and travel to be expected.


  • Proven experience in technical delivery within the transportation industry in a data science role.
  • Seen as a technical expert/advisor in the transport domain in the fields of data science and information exploitation.
  • Experience of transport modelling and simulation a bonus.

Skills and expertise

  • Ability to liaise professionally with client organisations at all levels.
  • Act as customer advocate in driving service improvement through the organisation.
  • Strong customer support skill and orientation, able to recover from negative positions.
  • Able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, including CXO level, and work within a matrix organisation.
  • BEng, preferably in engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Working with multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Identify the appropriate engineering teams (connectivity, software, analytics, design, simulation, systems engineering, etc.) for each project and encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Personal attributes

  • Have the ability to ascertain and comprehend customer requirements and problem statements
  • An excellent problem solver 
  • Be able to identify and manage technical risk

The work environment

You will be based in the heart of Singapore's business district in Suntec City, which is the headquarters of McLaren Applied Technologies' APAC operations. Suntec towers offers comfortable working space, restaurants, a sky garden, as well as stunning views of Marina Bay and Singapore’s financial district.

Although over 6,500 miles separates the McLaren Technology Centre from Singapore - you will enjoy the unique McLaren experience, including engaging conversations with like-minded people about the next big tech idea for McLaren.

McLaren’s Product Innovation Framework

Take the unique opportunity to bring your own ideas to life, whether it’s a software package or a tangible product. If the application for your idea is successful, it will be backed by a significant pledge from the business to fund time and materials costs. Our ambition is that we continue to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within Applied Technologies.

Recruitment process

  • If your application is successful, you’ll be invited for a phone interview with one of our experienced technical recruiters.
  • If our recruiter believes you’re suitable for the role, you will then be invited for a phone interview with one of the hiring managers.                                 
  • The final stage is a face to face interview with the hiring managers.





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