Senior Software Engineer

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Location: Woking, GB

Job Type: Permanent  

Contract Duration: Permanent

McLaren Racing has one single mission: To win Grands Prix and World Championships.  To design, build and operate a Formula One car at race-winning levels requires focus, ambition, imagination, dedication and attention to detail.

We're looking for an experienced software engineer to help us take our bespoke software applications to the next level.  You'll need an obvious passion for coding and a significant interest in new technologies.  The role will be involved in all stages of the development life cycle from initial analysis to deployment, so you'll need to be able to elicit requirements and see them through to delivery using best practice agile techniques.

About You

  • You have a strong academic background; BSc in Computer Science or equivalent discipline (2:1 or above)
  • You’re an excellent full stack developer and you know what good software architecture looks like, and why it's important
  • You understand how to engineer quality software, you know your BDD from your TDD, and recognise the benefits of peer review
  • You're able to get up to speed on new applications and technology in a very short amount of time
  • You recognise the importance of continuous learning and sharing that knowledge with others
  • You enjoy solving problems, choosing the simplest and most elegant approach over the complex one

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Extensive commercial web development experience using technologies such as JavaScript, TypeScript, React, and Webpack
  • Commercial C#/.NET or Python development experience
  • Using git in a collaborative environment (pull requests, git flow)
  • Experience conforming to SOLID software engineering principles
  • Experience of multi-threaded application development with scalable performance
  • High competency in written and oral English language


  • Microservice based architectures
  • Container technologies e.g. Docker
  • Data visualisation frameworks e.g. D3
  • Experience with Linux server environments

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