Simulation Development Engineer

Location: Woking, GB

Job Type: Permanent  

Contract Duration: Permanent

Ours is a story of ingenuity and relentless technical development. Of grit, and heroism, and human endeavour. Of knowing and believing that we’re only at our best when we’re at our bravest. Of moving fearlessly forward. Always.

So, we’re taking the pursuit of better seriously. We have huge plans for our future. We’re making incredible things happen.

Right now, we’re looking for a Simulation Development Engineer to push us further than ever, faster than ever. To tackle F1 racing’s biggest challenges with humility. To make the most of our open culture. To own the next chapter in our story.

Simulation tools underpin all the performance development work at McLaren Racing, with regards to both understanding how the current car is behaving on track and optimising performance for the next run, event or season. You'll be responsible for modelling dynamic systems, maintaining and designing algorithms to interrogate our vehicle models, and for developing tools for vehicle dynamists, aerodynamicists and race engineers.

By supporting existing tools and developing new simulations and toolsets, you'll be playing a crucial role in the success of the team, whilst also offering a surprisingly broad range of exciting technical challenges beyond what you might traditionally associate with a racing team.

About You:

You're experienced in using numerical methods, modelling and simulation techniques, and have excellent technical abilities. You're mathematically-minded and have knowledge of dynamical systems analysis and control, and have experience using MATLAB, Simulink and C++.

You're an innovator; always thinking about new methods or ideas that keep us moving fearlessly forward. Not one to simply provide problems, you use your initiative to come up with solutions and process improvement. A strong team player and great communicator who can make decisions when it matters, you’ll be the kind of person who can work under pressure to tight deadlines.You’ll have a can-do attitude and take a flexible approach, and unfazed by a challenge.

About the Role:

  • Modelling and simulation of dynamic systems
  • Developing and supporting high quality simulations
  • Generating clear and well documented code
  • Innovation and development of new ideas
  • Providing technical assistance to the broader team