General information

Job Title
Security Systems Engineer
Ref #
Monday, January 16, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical & 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

To join McLaren Automotive Vehicle security team to deliver security systems for all McLaren vehicle platforms. Responsible for the Security System from the concept phase through to program launch.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Agree and deliver program targets for the development of E/E Systems & Software Testing at McLaren Automotive
  • Support supplier commercial engagement and program delivery throughout the project
  • Work as part of a small team, reporting to the Principal Engineer - Convenience & Security Electronics
  • Deliver all critical program activities and be the main contact to engage with the architecture team and project management
  • Define and agree on Security systems for all McLaren vehicle platforms
  • Act as the primary point of contact for all internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure timely delivery of program milestones
  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards related to E/E Systems & Software Testing
  • Continuously review and improve processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Provide regular updates and progress reports to the management team
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Electronics architecture experience (harness, CAN/LIN protocols, ECUs, sensors) in an automotive environment.
  • Experience of vehicle security systems for automotive applications.
  • Experience of the Supplier Management process.
  • Proven track-record of system/component design and delivery within automotive/aerospace/engineering.
  • PC literate and at ease with MS Office products
  • SAP design tools (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Modern Vehicle operating systems (preferred Security systems)
  • Experience Test and integration of vehicle Electronics systems.
  • Generation and approval of detailed specifications.
  • Component standardisation.
  • Experience gained in Automotive OEM or tier one supplier.

  • Lab car and mule development and POC. activities
Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated and proactive, with a can-do attitude and the ability to work both as a supportive team member and as a driven individual with minimal supervision
  • Adaptable, quick thinking, decisive, showing strong initiative and self-determination
  • Promote cross functional team working and collaboration between departments to support delivery of challenging projects
  • Conscientious, with a proven eye for detail (quality, reliability and safety) with dedication to deliver best in class products
  • Excellent personal workload management and workforce planning.
  • Excellent communication skills to enable cross-functional working, able to define the requirement and breakdown complex problems
  • Willing to travel and work flexible hours when required
  • Passion for the automotive industry and technology would be advantageous
  • Enthusiasm to embrace change and support creation of new processes as necessary
  • Willing to own and push the boundaries of their core responsibilities
  • A UK vehicle driving license
  • Excited to build on the McLaren legacy