Associate Data Scientist

Location: Woking, GB

Job Title:                             Associate Data Scientist

Function:                             Analytics and Software

Reporting to:                      Engineering Manager – Data Applications

Date of preparation:           May 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

As an Associate Data Scientist in the Data Applications product team, you will:

  • Develop simulation and data-driven models that underpin our products and solutions.
  • Utilise our core platforms and contribute ideas back for how those core platforms can be enhanced to support our teams.
  • Contribute to our tools and community of practice through the Modelling and Decision Sciences function.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Apply a range of known techniques to solve problems, consulting with experts where needed, with sensitivity to the limitations of different approaches.
  • Harvest reusable software into easily accessible components for others to build on.
  • Contribute to solution architectures in simulation and data science.
  • Participate in Agile ceremonies and contribute to the continuous improvement of the team.
  • Facilitate good working relationships between team members, including those in other disciplines.
  • Monitor the external environment for trends in the field of data science, share knowledge and contribute to tech radars.
  • Responsible for presentation of work to internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience


  • BSc/MSc in a numerate discipline: Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering.
  • Experience in solving business or engineering problems using Python programming language.
  • Demonstrable interest in the fields of data science, machine learning, simulation, software.
  • A keen interest in taking models into production


  • Work experience that is relevant to the role.
  • Demonstrable experience of writing clean, maintainable code and object-oriented programming.
  • Experience with signal processing and time-series analysis.


Values and Behaviours


We want to create an open and friendly environment where people can learn and grow. Key to this is being able to give and receive feedback in a constructive way.

You will be part of a cross-functional team, interfacing with other disciplines working towards a common product, platform, or solution goal.This will often involve work outside the field of data science. It is important that individuals see these assignments as opportunities to develop wider engineering skills alongside core data science skills.

Individuals should take ownership of and lead on their personal learning and development, with support from their career manager



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.


McLaren Applied are committed to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) and promote DEI in all we do.