Software Engineer

Location: Woking, GB

Job Title:                             Software Engineer

Function:                             Data Applications

Reporting to:                      Engineering Manager – Data Apps

Date of preparation:         June 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.


Our agile cross functional portfolio teams work collaboratively to solve interesting and challenging problems in industries we participate in.

Typically, our teams comprise of Data Scientists and/or Simulation Engineers, Full Stack Software Engineers, Test Engineers, System Reliability Engineers (DevOps) and Systems Engineers.

Purpose of the Role

You will become one of our key contributors who guide and foster innovation by developing leading edge products that span various market segments including transportation, automotive and motorsport.

As a Software Engineer who is passionate about technology, you will use the most effective and applicable technologies to create scalable, high-performance wireless networking solutions for fleets of vehicles and other physical assets.

You will develop and maintain reusable software components for a combination of off-the-shelf and bespoke hardware ranging from cloud-based servers to resource-constrained embedded units.

You will learn how to leverage existing open source software to extend our capabilities, integrating and tailoring software to suit customers’ needs, through clean and consistent coding.

Basic Qualifications 

We are looking for an applicant who has:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Proficiency in one or more general purpose programming languages
  • Experience in Python
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices for the full software development life cycle
  • A logical, analytical, and creative approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to write and speak in English fluently

Desirable & Development Areas

Some of the below would be beneficial to the applicant, but opportunities to develop in these areas will also be provided:

  • Coding for Linux Systems
  • Networking Knowledge and Experience
  • Cloud Software Development
  • Understanding of agile or lean development practices

The work environment 
 You will be based at our office in the centre of Woking, whilst benefiting from our Flexible and Hybrid working policies.


Values and Behaviours


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