General information

Job Title
Infotainment Software Manager
Ref #
Friday, July 1, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical and Controls - Software
Position level
E - Management
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 Infotainment Software Manager will be responsible to build a new team within McLaren Automotive to deliver infotainment software in-house. This new position is being created to enable innovation & enhanced customer value in this critical user experience attribute.

Principal Accountabilities
  1. Work with the Infotainment Attribute team & current suppliers to define roles & responsibilities in detail to enable this new way of working.   Support contract negotiations to ensure that McLaren’s interests will be protected long term as well as short term.
  2. Define the resource requirements & skillsets needed (internal & external) to achieve the initial handover & deliver the first full internal programme.  Recruit a high performing team & lead technical aspects of the outsource engineering supplier selection.
  3. Full responsibility for infotainment software delivery using agile methodolgies to achieve programme feature, cost & timing requirements.   Includes defining & managing deliverables completion for a significant external engineering services engagement.
  4. Point of escalation for technical issue resolution in infotainment software.
  5. Ensure that industry best practice for software development is applied within the internal & external team, to ensure robust code is delivered in an efficient manner.
  6. Lead the 5+ year technical roadmap for infotainment software & support the infotainment attribute / hardware technical roadmap. 
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Automotive software experience, with excellent understanding of vehicle product development processes.

Engineering Degree 2:1 or above in Controls, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Mechanical or Automotive.

  • Deep knowledge of infotainment software development, requirements and verification.  Experience with a hypervisor based software architecture including Android & Autosar environments is essential.
  • Extensive experience of techniques required to achieve compliance to industry standards for functional safety, diagnostics, cyber security & software development.
  • Experience with Agile software delivery methodologies
  • Experience of having managed a significant outsource contract, ensuring deliverables are achieved on time & negotiating change requests as necessary to ensure the project scope is delivered on budget.
Personal Attributes
  • Proven ability to lead a high performing team, developing  people with rewarding careers.
  • Technical, with excellent attention to detail for quality, reliability and safety
  • Collaborative, working effectively across teams & departments to deliver on time & to quality.
  • Long term view on enhancing customer value & business efficiencies in infotainment software development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible attitude to working hours/ business trips
  • Clean Driving Licence to enable prototype vehicle testing