Application Development Engineer - Vehicle Systems

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Location: Woking, GB

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

The Vehicle Systems team are responsible for all aspects of the design and development of bespoke On Car ECUs for both powertrain and body. A key skill of the group is to take technology derived from Motorsport applications and apply it to Automotive projects where safety, unit cost and class leading reliability over the entire product lifecycle is key to success.

The role

We have a requirement for an Applications Control Engineer to support the development and integration activities of electronic control systems within our Vehicle Systems team. The development activities will be varied and could cover diverse areas such as chassis control, fault management, data integrity and data networks. You will meet exacting functional and safety requirements through all prototype and production phases of development. The wide range of design tasks and the bespoke target platforms provide a challenging environment suited to an engineer who can work either closely with other members of a multidisciplinary team or independently as required by the demands of the task.


  • Have a First class degree or upper 2nd in a related engineering subject or equivalent experience
  • Matlab/Simulink/Embedded Coder
  • Embedded C configuration tools (DaVinci, K-Sar or Volcano)
  • Diagnostic Tools (CANape, INCA, CANoe)
  • Automotive applications
  • ISO26262, safety related requirement capture and testing
  • Software test tools (Polyspace, QAC or LDRA)
  • On target development experience (hardware in the loop)

Skills and expertise

  • Have a thorough understanding of the design process from concept to design, implementation and test, ideally within a ISO26262 or  IEC61508 project environment
  • Are from an Automotive, Aerospace or similar safety critical development environment
  • Understand and can resolve problems at both system and code level
  • Experience of development of AUTOSAR components for automotive embedded control systems highly desirable
  • Have experience of CAN, FLEXRAY or Ethernet networks
  • Operate to MISRA, MAAB or equivalent standard
  • Have experience of Enterprise Architect, SysML or other UML tools
  • Have experience of application and development of Kalman Filters

Personal attributes

We are looking for someone who is able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders and work within a matrix organisation

The work environment

You will be based at the world-renowned McLaren Technology Centre. Our campus includes a subsidised restaurant, a café, a gym with a pool, break-out spaces, bicycle storage facilities and more. Our environment is designed to encourage collaborative working across all teams. You will be within one hundred metres of a specialist within their field, whether it’s in design, modelling and simulation, software development, data analytics, electronics hardware, finance and marketing.

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 at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey.

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