Senior Connected Car Engineer

Location: Woking, GB

About the Role

The Senior Connected Car engineer role is located within McLaren Automotive’s Connected Car team, responsible for development and delivery of Connected Services and Cyber Security across the McLaren vehicle product range.

This is an opportunity for an electrical engineer with competencies in software, telematics, connectivity and offboard platform integration to join the team for delivery of current programs, and to support future planning and technical roadmap activities of future programs.


  • Project and supplier management of Telematic Control Unit hardware and software
  • Integration of eSIM connectivity to the TCU
  • Ownership of eCall function throughout development cycle, including system and vehicle-level certification.
  • Ownership of Stolen Vehicle Tracking function throughout development cycle, including system and vehicle-level Thatcham approval.
  • Integration between TCU and offboard service-delivery platforms
  • Authoring and executing Validation plans
  • Creation and release of parts in bill-of-materials
  • Authoring technical specifications, RFP documentation, test plans, project plans and diagnostic software specifications
  • Supporting Cyber Security compliance activities including Pen testing and Threat assessments

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of vehicle development processes and delivery with an OEM or Tier 1 vendor
  • Experience of specifying, delivering and validating automotive electronic systems and features.
  • In-depth understanding of vehicle telematic systems and protocols
  • Knowledge and understanding of telecommunication systems and architectures from SIM through to RAN and Core networks
  • Experience project managing and certifying eCall, ERA-Glonass and Thatcham-approved Stolen Vehicle Tracking systems
  • Knowledge of Systems integration for the purposes of SIM and Service activation and lifecycle management
  • Understanding of Cyber Security concepts and principles
  • Knowledge and experience of creating technical specifications in IBM DOORS for systems and features on vehicle architectures, comprising networks and protocols including CAN, ODX, SOME/IP, HTTPS and MQTT.
  • Knowledge of Agile, Waterfall and V-Model methodologies

Personal attributes

  • Excellent communication skills to enable cross-functional working and management of multiple suppliers
  • Strong team working to support delivery of challenging projects in a small agile team
  • Commitment and resilience to deliver technically complex features against challenging timelines, with requisite discipline and focus.
  • Enjoys fast-paced and high-pressure environments with high-levels of change
  • Flexibility to support team-mates and colleagues with program deliverables outside of own role
  • Passionate about connected technology and its introduction across the supercar segment
  • Proactive and high energy approach to project delivery; able to organise self and work independently where necessary to ensure deliverables being met
  • Enthusiasm to embrace change and support creation of new processes where necessary to enable delivery and operation of Connected Services


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (2.1 or higher) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications, Systems Design or related subject areas
  • Agile software development qualification such as Certified Scrum Master considered a bonus
  • Fluent English speaker, additional languages also useful