General information

Job Title
IT Power Platform Engineer
Ref #
Friday, July 22, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Position level
F - Principal / Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm 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 Power Platform Engineer is responsible for administering and maintaining the Microsoft Power Platform estate that underpins McLaren’s data-driven insights. The role will also ensure that this estate is well suitably governed, secure, performant, and stable for operational use. 

Principal Accountabilities

1 – Governance

  • Leading the Governance of various Power Platform developments and ensuring that all Power Platform developments meet the performance and development standards 
  • Develop, guide, and mentor a community of excellence team made up of citizen developers with the technical architecture and best practices.
  • Evangelize the platform by conducting workshops, hackathons, and overview sessions to educate business users about “Art of the Possible” with Microsoft low code / no-code solutions.
  • Have oversight of all Business important/critical Power Platform developments


2 –Development & Adoption

  • Driving the adoption of PowerApps, Power Automate, and Power BI usage within McLaren Automotive as the Power Platform Subject Matter Expert.
  • Understand customer requirements and challenges and recommend suitable and optimal technology solutions.
  • Providing subject matter expertise with a selection of best of the breed Azure services such as Logic Apps Functions & API (Application Programming Interface) Management etc in conjunction with PowerApps and Power Automate.
  • Designing frameworks and reusable components for enterprise adoption of Power Platform.

3 –Platform
  • Ownership of the Power Platforms environments that support the data-driven insights in use at McLaren Automotive built upon McLaren Azure Data architecture
  • Ensure the Power Platform environments are working within defined parameters i.e., workload.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Deep understanding of the Microsoft Power Platform including Power Automate
  • Proven understanding of data governance, standards, best practice and management processes and how to apply them in data platforms
  • Proven understanding of data sources and data and analytics requirements and typical SLAs associated to data provisioning and consumption at enterprise scale
Personal Attributes
  • Good knowledge and understanding of modern development methodologies (agile using scrum and/or Kanban)
  • Strong stakeholder management and ability to lead and work with multiple product trams with the competing priorities
  • An interest in future technology and industry trends to inspire and influence strategies and challenge the ‘norm’
  • Be dependable, trustworthy, motivated, engaging, inspiring and a team player.
  • Customer focused approach with good communication and prioritisation skills, ability to challenge constructively and influence stakeholders.