Senior Vehicle Controls Software Engineer - Transmission Controls

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Location: Woking, GB

At McLaren Automotive our vision is not only to become the iconic sports car manufacturer but also to deliver breath-taking, iconic and innovative new technology to the automotive industry.

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

The Role:

A rare opportunity has opened to join our highly successful software development team as a Senior Developer, working on transmission control systems. The successful candidate will deliver embedded control algorithms, diagnostics and calibration for our next generation of vehicles. The role brings unparalleled levels of responsibility, ownership and direct involvement with our world leading products.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Software requirements capture and detailed software design
  • Model-based, auto-coded software prototyping and production implementation
  • Verification testing in MIL, HIL, dyno environments, and in-vehicle integration
  • Support vehicle software testing and calibration
  • Support production ramp up and series development
  • Functional Safety work product tracking and external supplier management.


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Model-based control software development and verification
  • Control system performance evaluation by data analysis
  • Knowledge of automotive powertrain systems.


Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Embedded software development for powertrain control systems (engine, transmission, hybrid), preferably using Simulink
  • Automotive software standards and assessment methodologies, e.g. ISO 26262, AUTOSAR
  • Component modelling & simulation for control applications
  • Automotive diagnostic standards and testing, e.g. UDS
  • Dual clutch transmission systems expertise
  • Vehicle-based software calibration.


Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated
  • Conscientious and excellent attention to quality, reliability and safety
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent personal workload management skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours and to travelling to proving grounds
  • Driving Licence.


If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of processes and technologies and have an entrepreneurial mind-set, join us at the heart of an exciting journey apply now to be part of cutting edge pioneering projects.

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