Senior F1 Track Support Engineer

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Date: 06-Jan-2017

Location: Woking, GB

We take performance beyond what was thought possible, working with visionaries and leaders to move our world forwards faster.

McLaren Applied Technologies, part of the McLaren Technology Group, innovates using the skills, insights and experience gleaned from over 50 years of competition in the world’s most technologically demanding sport, to innovate in and also beyond motorsport. We seek to create meaningful, long-lasting performance gains that positively impact a variety of sectors and communities.

 

With a passion for performance excellence, we bring together a distinctive combination of technology, mindset and capabilities - including high performance design, analytics, simulation, sensing and control systems – to make innovation a reality for our partners.

Our people are dynamic with excellent technical and commercial skills.

We partner with world leading businesses across many sectors; what unites us is a desire to prevail in whatever we do. Together we strive to be the best or to go beyond what was considered to be the limit of performance.

 

The Role

 

  • As a Senior F1 Track Support Engineer you will provide support at the track and customer factories.
  • You will support the ECU hardware, the ECU operating systems, control software, plus the Windows based application tools used to support the ECU.
  • You will support customers in their development of software for the ECU, written using MATLAB/Simulink.
  • You will diagnose hardware and software problems under pressure, probing problems to objectively understand whether it is a failure of the system or its environment.
  • You will also support the development of the group and be recognised as an expert in their field whilst continuously improving processes relevant to their area of the business.
  • You will assume ownership of a supporting area of the Formula 1 deliverable (such as off car tools, sensors, application code) to provide a focussed interaction for other areas of the business.

 

You:

 

 

  • Are a good communicator with the ability to capture information quickly and accurately.
  • Have a good understanding of all the electronic elements of high end motorsport systems and powertrains.  This includes the characteristics of typical sensors and actuators used in high end motorsport; engine and gearbox control/failure mode strategies.
  • Have good trackside experience of working in high end motorsport.
  • Have experience of the following tools:
    • Engine or gearbox control software, preferably written in Simulink
    • Data analysis tools such as ATLAS
    • ECU set-up tools such as System Monitor
    • Excel, generation of forms and maintenance of VB macros
  • Are able to engage with a broad range of external customers and internal stakeholders
  • Have a First class degree or upper 2nd in relevant engineering or equivalent experience.

 

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