Cockpit Electronics Engineer

Location: Woking, GB

Purpose of the Role:

As Cockpit Electronics Engineer you will be responsible for development and delivery of state-of-the-art cockpit electronics to current and future McLaren road cars.

The Cockpit Electronics team is responsible for the specification, test and delivery of all cockpit electronics systems, which includes: developing system requirements, test case and procedure creation, manual test execution, automated testing, as well as supporting the Cockpit Electronics Manager in supplier management, proof of concept development and business reviews.

The position requires a highly motivated and hands-on team player with an exceptional attention to detail, diligence, and a positive attitude. The fast-paced development and bespoke target platform provide a challenging environment suited to an engineer who has the ability to quickly develop skills in new areas and liaise with other engineers within a multidisciplinary team.

Our customers expect high standards and we require staff capable of meeting such demands.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Write detailed system specifications for cockpit electronics features
  • Lead integration of cockpit electronics systems and features with the overall vehicle architecture
  • Assist with management of multiple hardware and software suppliers to deliver cockpit electronics features on time, on cost, and within quality and functional specifications
  • Report on current activities, software status and issues at a business level
  • Develop and co-ordinate DVP plans for all areas associated with cockpit electronics software and hardware.
  • Ensure and sign-off launch readiness of features for production
  • Test McLaren road cars with the latest features and content before release.
  • Assist with fault finding and root cause analysis of software and hardware failures.
  • Report bugs and create test reports
  • Drive issue resolution with hardware and software suppliers
  • Take responsibility for resolving cockpit electronics issues on current production vehicles.


Required Technical Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Several years of work experience in development and delivery of electrical and electronic systems for automotive applications
  • Proven experience in one or more of the following areas – Cluster/Driver Information, Radio (AM, FM, DAB, SiriusXM, HD), Navigation, Multimedia, Connectivity, Bluetooth, Hands-Free Phone, Parking Systems, Smartphone integration, etc.
  • Experience of the Systems Development Lifecycle (V Model); writing system requirements, defining test cases and writing test procedures.
  • Ability to produce formal documentation to a professional standard.
  • Be well versed in the creation and maintenance of DFMEA's
  • Organised, systematic and understand the process of fault finding.
  • Knowledge of CAN/LIN/Ethernet and related tools such as CANoe/CANalyzer
  • Familiar with issue tracking tools (Jira, Mantis, Bugzilla etc.)


Personal Attributes:

  • Mature, confident and articulate in high pressure scenarios.
  • Pro-active, self-organised and able to work independently with minimum level of supervision
  • Ability to effectively manage time between multiple projects and prioritise
  • Personable and able to manage and exceed expectations of internal customers.
  • Naturally technical. Able to employ fundamental engineering principles.
  • Able to make sound judgements based on balance of risk, when data is not available.
  • Attention to detail and dedication to delivering best in class products
  • Willing to travel and work flexible hours when required.
  • A clean driving record.
  • Passion for the automotive industry, technology and/or infotainment would be advantageous but not essential.


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferably 1st or upper 2nd) in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Software Engineering or other relevant engineering subject.