General information

Job Title
Senior E/E System Architect
Ref #
Friday, May 13, 2022
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical and Controls - System Architecture
Position level
Qualified Senior
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

At McLaren Automotive our vision is not only to become the iconic sports car manufacturer but also to deliver breath-taking, iconic and innovative new technology to the automotive industry. We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees. It is our mission to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

Working with cutting edge products, you will be able to concept and deliver your own designs and introduce your own ideas without limitations of benchmarks. This is a role that will push you to develop your engineering capability with a major influence on the product with direct input into the design of vehicle EE System Architecture.

As part of the E/E Architecture team, you'll shape the future of our electronic systems, such as Hybrid Powertrain systems, Transmission and Chassis Control systems, HMI/UX and Body systems, ADAS, vehicle connectivity systems. With exposure to a variety of systems and platforms across programmes, you'll be involved in the design and implementation of the whole-vehicle EE architecture, systems interaction, distributed functionality, of new McLaren Automotive products.

The work involves cutting-edge EE platform technologies, with a wide and complex scope touching optimisation, robust design, functional safety, feature decomposition, network communication, diagnostics, cybersecurity, offering a great opportunity of personal and technical development.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Management of full EE architecture design for a given vehicle programme
  • Software function responsibility including wider management of the implementation
  • Software platform management for given vehicle programme including content inclusion responsibility
  • Point of contact of any EE Architecture or Software Integration issues in prototype build or series production for given vehicle programme

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Electrical, software or automotive engineering degree 2:1, or above
  • Deep passion for Automotive EE Architectures and Electronic Controls Systems
  • Naturally technical, able to employ fundamental engineering principles
  • High self motivation, willingness to learn and develop
  • Ability to work as a team member and also confidently alone
  • Knowledge of automotive network protocols, e.g. CAN, LIN, Ethernet
  • Good understanding of vehicle level system integration in terms of hardware and software
  • Knowledge of Electrical Distribution Systems, including circuit design, wiring harnesses, and power distribution.
  • Experience with Architecture design and analysis software tools, e.g. PREEvision, CANoe, CANdela, DOORS

Personal Attributes
  • Deep passion for Automotive E/E Architectures and Electronic Controls Systems
  • Naturally technical, able to employ fundamental engineering principles
  • High self-motivation, willingness to learn and develop
  • Ability to manage priorities understanding programmes’ needs
  • Conscientious and attention to quality, reliability, and safety
  • High self-motivation to respect programmes’ deadlines in a challenging environment