General information

Job Title
Engineer - Controls Software
Ref #
Monday, August 1, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical and Controls - Software
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

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of embedded control algorithms, diagnostics and calibration for vehicle control systems. The role brings unparalleled levels of responsibility, ownership and direct involvement with our world leading products.

Principal Accountabilities

·       Reporting to the Principal Control Software Engineer, the Controls Software Engineer will be working on all aspects to define, design and deliver control functions including requirements, interfaces, and algorithms

·       Implement control functions in MATLAB Simulink/Stateflow

·       C-code generation and analysis

·       Conduct SW components testing using MIL and SIL techniques

·       Testing SW components within the system on the HIL

·       Support vehicle software testing and calibration

·       SW components verification & validation against requirements

·       Work cross-functionally to deliver SW components

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·       Degree level education in a relevant Engineering discipline – electronic, mechanical, automotive, motorsport etc.

·       Model-based control software development and verification

·       Verification testing in MIL, SIL and HIL environments, and in-vehicle integration

·       AUTOSAR software components generation and integration

·       Compliance to industry standards such as ISO26262 and ASPICE

·       Demonstrative experience in the automotive sector

Personal Attributes

·       Self-motivated

·       Long term view on solutions and problem solving

·       Conscientious and excellent attention to quality, reliability, and safety

·       Passion for automotive control design and development

·       Excellent communication skills

·       Excellent personal and team working skills

·       Pro-activity in facing potential problems and in possibly anticipating them

·       Willingness to work in team and to collaborate actively inside it

·       Willingness to work in a high paced environment and available to work extra-hours

·       Travelling to proving grounds in all seasons (winter/summer testing)

·       Driving Licence