UI Designer

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Location: Woking, GB

McLaren Applied Technologies

McLaren Applied Technologies is a high-performance technology company which combines fresh thinking and innovation to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in industries as diverse as health, public transport, automotive and motorsport.

Our Team

The Design Group collaborates with all Applied Technologies’ Business Units and the wider McLaren Group to create cutting edge, commercially viable products, services and digital assets. We create and develop for our world-class partner companies and our own go-to-market solutions. Our teams work together in three key functions to achieve our goals.


Balances technical, user and commercial constraints to deliver products, services, strategies, interfaces, data visualisation, technology applications, manufacturing processes and communicates the brand, the vision and the values to drive through new ideas.


Delivers tangible output that meets all performance, quality and cost requirements, using worldleading cutting edge engineering tools, analysis techniques and processes from concept creation to design for manufacture.


Delivering future vision, service concepts, product/service system strategies, business concept design, user experiences based on strategic research and design thinking approach, anticipating changing user and market needs.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to take part in teams and projects where the solutions are not, automatically, creating an app, website or a platform but a chance to truly be an interface designer, not bound to just a mobile screen! We work on amazing science fiction level projects, and you will have direct contact with a top tier racing and automotive environment as well as being seen as a leader, a facilitator and a problem solver instead of a pixel pusher. You will be responsible for user interface design and development, collaborating on projects from initial concept to final product delivery. You will create compelling narratives, wireframes and desirable user experiences by gathering and defining user requirements which result in beautiful, intuitive and captivating graphical user interfaces.  You will be recognised as an expert in UI within the organisation, bringing your own fresh thinking and experience to our projects and ways of working. Design work will span and be at the forefront of a variety of sectors including consumer products, health, public transport, automotive and motorsport. Solid experience in at least one of these sectors of conceptualising, designing and developing compelling UI’s through to commercialisation is an essential requirement.


  • Solid experience of conceptualising, designing and developing UI’s through to commercialisation in at least one of the following sectors; consumer products, health, public transport, automotive or motorsport, is an essential requirement.
  • Experience and/or qualification in other domains outside of traditional UI Design, but complimentary to the aforementioned sectors, is of high interest as fresh thinking adds a new dimension to the business.
  • Capable of putting strategic thinking, problem solving and collaborative skills above ‘Pixel pushing.’
  • BSc, BEng, MA in Design (Product/Industrial/UI/UX/Multi-media), equivalent creative-technical degree or equivalent industry experience.
  • Exceptional graphics skills with ability to adapt style and language to different business and context. 
  • Ability to produce screen-based interactive wireframes, as well as animated, interactive prototypes.

Skills and Expertise

  • Able to demonstrate a high level of creativity and innovation, ideally captured in a personal design portfolio.
  • Adept at undertaking user research, user workshops, user test, UI/UX validation and requirements gathering.
  • Ability to understand and translate complex technical challenges and requirements provided by specialists into elegant solutions.
  • Design experience across all stages of the design process, from initial project scoping through to prototyping and development ready for production /release.
  • Expert at sketching and visualising ideas for all levels of communication.
  • Experience in designing detailed user journeys
  • Proficient at translating sketched design concepts into assets and deliverables, using industry standard digital tools [Adobe Create Cloud, Sketch, InVision, Marvel, etc.).
  • Experience of working with global brands, their design teams and acting as the client’s point of contact for UI design.

Personal Attributes

  • We like our designers to be curious and passionate people, who bring fresh ideas to projects.
  • Loves technology and the potential impact it has on people lives and naturally maintains a good connection with those topic areas.
  • Strives to use data to inform ideas.
  • Has a collaborative and creative working style, sharing openly to produce workable ideas and novel solutions.
  • Proactively seeks learning opportunities and manages development of career, with support from line manager and can act as a mentor and role model for others.
  • Likes to have fun. Yes, we work hard, but working at McLaren is like no other job in the world, so we want you to enjoy your time here.

The Work Environment

We are based in the world-renowned McLaren Technology Centre and in London. Our Woking campus includes a subsidised restaurant, a café, a gym with a pool, break-out spaces and more. Our Design Lab within the Technology Centre allows us to explore, collaborate, form and incubate breakthrough ideas and it fosters our own unique culture of innovation.

McLaren's Product Innovation Framework

Take the unique opportunity to bring your own ideas to life, whether it’s a software package or a tangible product. If the application for your idea is successful, it will be backed by a significant pledge from the business to fund time and materials costs. Our ambition is that we continue to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within Applied Technologies.

Recruitment Process

  • If your application is successful, you’ll be invited for a phone interview with one of our experienced technical recruiters.
  • If our recruiter believes you’re suitable for the role, you will be invited to meet key members of the team in an informal setting to talk though your CV and portfolio.
  • For the next step, you may be asked to complete a design-related challenge in your own time.
  • You will then be invited to the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking to share your thinking on the design challenge and for a face-to-face interview with other members of the Design Group.

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