General information

Job Title
Senior Engineer - Transmission Controls
Ref #
Thursday, January 12, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical & Controls - Software
Position level
G - 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

To ensure McLaren Automotive continues its desire to be “the sportscar company", we are looking for a Senior Transmission Control Software Engineer to join our team

Principal Accountabilities

  • Reporting to the Principal Engineer, the Senior Transmission Control Software Engineer will work on all aspects to define, design and deliver transmission 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
  • SW components verification & validation against requirements
  • Work cross-functionally to deliver software components
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Degree level education in a relevant Engineering discipline - mechanical, automotive etc.
  • Model-based, auto-coded software prototyping and production implementation
  • Support vehicle software testing and calibration
  • Excellent control theory background
  • Excellent knowledge of transmission controls and calibration of hydraulic and transmission systems
  • Good knowledge of transmission systems at System Architecture Level
  • Software requirements capture and detailed software design into specifications
  • Model-based control software development and verification
  • AUTOSAR software components generation and integration
  • Verification testing in MIL, SIL and HIL environments, and in-vehicle integration
  • Compliance to industry standards such as ISO26262 and ASPICE
  • Demonstrative experience in the automotive sector
Personal Attributes

  • Passion for software, electronics, and automotive control systems
  • Technical mindset with the ability to work from fundamental engineering principles
  • Conscientious with excellent attention to detail for quality, reliability and safety
  • Self-motivated, pro-active in anticipating & addressing potential problems, willingness to learn and develop
  • Proven personal & team workload management skills
  • Collaborative, working effectively across teams & departments to deliver on time & to quality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Long term view on solutions and problem solving
  • Pro-activity in facing potential problems and in possibly anticipating them
  • Travelling to proving grounds in all seasons (winter/summer testing)
  • Driving Licence