Job Title
Domain Validation Lead – Powertrain-Transmission
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Date posted
Friday, January 19, 2024
Business area
Vehicle Development
Position level
H - Qualified
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
9am - 6pm Monday to Friday

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

Software Verification and Validation at McLaren Automotive plays a crucial role in the development of our high-performance vehicles. Software Testing is conducted in close collaboration with system engineers, in-house controls software developers, and vehicle development engineers, using hybrid Waterfall/Agile methodologies.

The broad technical scope ranges from traditional CAN EE Architecture to state-of-the-art Zonal EE Architecture with an Ethernet backbone and AUTOSAR software methodology and toolchain. Hardware-in-the-Loop and Test Automation techniques are applied to complex embedded systems, such as Hybrid Powertrain systems, Transmission and Chassis Control systems, HMI/UX, comfort and body systems, ADAS, and vehicle connectivity systems.

We are currently restructuring our team and have several positions open in various areas of expertise.

Principal Accountabilities

Reporting to the E/E Systems Validation Manager, you will be responsible for the PWT-Transmission systems validation. You will own this domain and will be a reference in testing of associated systems. Your duties will include defining, implementing, and executing the test plan and scope on a variety of systems and platforms across programs, performing static and dynamic tests on rigs, lab cars, and vehicles. Depending on project requirements, you will be provided with the support of a cross-functional domain team, which you will guide by contributing your expertise.

Main accountabilities include:

  • Developing and executing test cases in accordance with the requirements and technical contents of the systems under test, including test automation.
  • Working closely with the Vehicle Project Validation Lead to ensure that testing is executed according to the plan.
  • Aligning with software developers and architects to support in-house software development using Agile methodologies.
  • Executing tests using available testing tools, such as rigs, lab cars, and vehicles.
  • Analysing test results, understanding system requirements, and using an analytical approach to identify potential issues, creating accurate and detailed descriptions of the issues reported in specific software.
  • Reporting any issues or defects to the Vehicle Program Validation Lead.
  • Producing accurate documentation and test reports, managing hardware and software configurations with appropriate version control.
  • Continuously improving the testing process by identifying areas for improvement in testing methods and adjusting testing methods as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of Automotive protocols CAN, LIN 2.X and 100Base-TX Ethernet.
  • Excellent knowledge of diagnostic protocol UDS ISO-14229, and XCP measurement and calibration protocol.
  • Significant working experience with software testing automation toolchain in HIL environment (vTestStudio, AutomationDesk, Tracetronic).
  • Previous exposure to programming languages (C, C#, Python, CAPL).
  • Good electric and electronic skills to support rapid prototyping and proof of concepts.
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies.
  • Familiar with AUTOSAR and model-based software development.
  • Electrical, Software or Electronic engineering degree.
Personal Attributes

  • Deep passion for automotive electronics, testing and control strategies.
  • Naturally technical, able to employ fundamental engineering principles, practical problem solving and optimize work processes.
  • High self-motivation, willingness to learn and develop.
  • Ability to work as a team member and confidently alone.
  • Conscientious and attention to quality, reliability, and safety.
  • Perseverance and tenacity to complete testing plan with the highest quality standard.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective time management and prioritisation of tasks between multiple projects.