General information

Job Title
ADAS Engineer
Ref #
Monday, August 21, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Electrical & Controls - Vehicle Engineering
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
9am - 6pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements


No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role

McLaren Automotive’s mission is to build the iconic sports car. McLaren is a technology company, and the application of technology, with our attention to detail is what differentiates us from our competitors. The Electrical & Controls department is a fast paced and rewarding environment where ideas can be turned into product quickly.  

As a member of the Electrical 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 Front camera and Radar systems from designing and 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 safety systems within an OEM.
You will be responsible for the design and development of Front Camera and Radar fusion system with the delivery of LDW – Lane Departure Warning, LKA – Lane Keeping Assist, TSR – Traffic Sign Recognition, AEB – Automated Emergency Braking features 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 ADAS product roadmaps and technology demonstrators to help define how McLaren utilises advanced ADAS technologies in the future.

As an ADAS 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 and Experience

  • Higher degree qualified in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience. 
  • At least 3 years’ experience of ADAS feature system design & development, systems engineering & engineering V-lifecycle within an OEM or tier 1.
  • Experience with any of the following would be advantageous: ADAS Sensor Fusion systems, mono & stereo camera systems, Radar system functional safety (ISO26262).
  • Experience in ADAS sensor calibration and tuning is a plus.
  • Documentation of Technical Specifications, DFMEA, DVP, Timing Plans, Minutes and Actions of Meetings.
  • Experience with Vector automotive products (or equivalent) e.g. CANoe, CANape, CANalyser, would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience with automotive communication protocols (CAN/Ethernet/LIN).
  • Experience and understanding of vehicle level system integration in terms of hardware and software.
  • Organised, systematic and understand the process of fault finding.
  • Ability to effectively manage time between multiple projects.
  • A valid UK driving licence. 
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.                                 
  • Able to remain focused under pressure.