General information

Job Title
Infotainment Validation Engineer
Ref #
Thursday, January 5, 2023
United Kingdom
Business area
Product Development
Electrical and 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

You will be responsible for building and maintain a complex cluster of Infotainment test rigs. 

Principal Accountabilities
  • Design mechanical and electrical components, and work with the software team to ensure maximum capability and future-proofing of the test rigs.
  • Coordinate with suppliers and be hands-on in the development of test rig capabilities.
  • Own the test rig testing area, ensuring high standards of operation are maintained.
  • Work with the custom automation testing framework to author and maintain the test case library, building test coverage over time to validate requirements and reproduce reported software bugs.
  • Develop test reports and dashboards to effectively communicate with different key stakeholders throughout the business.
  • As an Infotainment Validation Engineer, you will be responsible for testing and verifying the functionality and performance of infotainment systems.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Must Have:

  • Practical knowledge of vehicle networks (CAN, Automotive Ethernet, and LIN)
  • Capable of building robust harnesses
  • Comfortable with Linux based operating systems
  • Hardware and software debugging experience
  • Test requirement authoring and management
  • Able to design and build custom electrical circuits


  • Experience with Simulink modelling environment
  • Working with automate testing toolchains
  • Data analysis (MATLAB, Vector tools)
  • Development timing plans
  • Authoring of test reports
  • Working with suppliers
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