Senior Systems Engineer - ADAS

Location: Woking, GB

When our founder Bruce McLaren passed away at the age of 32 he left behind a legacy that has shaped who we are today. We have an unrivalled heritage which has its roots in racing; but McLaren Automotive is now creating a story of its own and we want you to be a part of it.


As part of our Track25 business plan we will launch 18 new models or derivatives of our vehicles and look to expand our retailer network into new markets with an aim of having 100 retailers globally.  

Track 25 and McLaren Automotive’ s growing reputation is testament to our world class employees. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues to be at the forefront of the Automotive market, we are looking for a Senior Engineer – ADAS to join our Vehicle Electronics team.


Purpose of the role:


As a member of the Electrical & Electronic Systems team, you will be part of a core systems design & development team focused on systems for future McLaren sports cars. You will be responsible for ADAS systems from identifying future technology, defining a technology roadmap and following that roadmap, developing technology through the engineering lifecycle, into production.


Principal accountabilities:


This is a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in the delivery of ADAS systems within an OEM. You will be responsible for the design and development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems such as AEB, LDW, LKA, ACC, RSR, HBA, to name a few.


You will define the features, attributes, system design and validation requirements from the earliest of concept stages. You will work on roadmaps and technology demonstrators to help define how McLaren utilises autonomous technologies in the future.


As a Senior Engineer, you will be responsible for: system specification, DFMEA, functional safety, BoM management, validation planning, test specification, vehicle verification & validation. For your systems, you will be responsible for delivering all required elements of the McLaren Development Process (MDP) to agreed gateway timings & cost. You will have multi system, multi vehicle responsibility and will help shape the vehicle electrical architecture.


Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Higher degree qualified in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience of systems design & development, systems engineering & the engineering V-lifecycle within an OEM or tier 1.
  • Previous direct experience of Automotive ADAS systems, or full lifecycle experience of ADAS feature development.
  • Experience with any of the following would be advantageous: Radar systems, mono & stereo camera systems, ultrasonic sensors, computer vision, neural networks, ADAS ECUs, functional safety (ISO26262).
  • Experience with Vector automotive products (or equivalent) e.g. CANoe, CANape, CANalyser, PREEvision would be advantageous.

Personal attributes:

  • A passion for technology and engineering.
  • A creative & thoughtful approach to concept design and solving engineering problems with good attention to detail.
  • A positive, proactive attitude with a high level of self-motivation to deliver excellence.
  • An engaging mind, open to new problems outside your normal comfort zone.
  • A willingness to engage in debate and discussion.
  • Good team skills, excellent communication skills.               
  • Well organised and delivery focused
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand                                    

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.


At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.