Software Engineer

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Highly innovative technology and engineering organisation.

Job Title:                             Software Engineer

Function:                             Engineering

Team:                                   ATLAS

Reporting to:                      Senior SW Engineer – Data Applications

Date of preparation:          September 2021


The world around us is experiencing significant change, the greatest in generations.

At McLaren Applied, we’re accelerating the response to that change. Our vision is that our people and technologies will pioneer a better future.  Our mission is to achieve breakthroughs in performance.

We’re at the cutting edge of innovation in industries including automotive transportation and motorsport. We create solutions that drive efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

We want to help to reduce the carbon footprint and become more sustainable.  Our focus is on electrification and telemetry, control and analytics.

To deliver efficient lightweight electric powertrain and vehicle development; motorsport solutions that make series more sustainable and efficient; reliable connectivity solutions for transportation and insightful analytics and monitoring of transport fleets.

By applying our expertise, we deliver real benefits and pioneer a better future.

Purpose of the Role

As a Software Engineer in the ATLAS (Advanced Telemetry Linked Acquisition System) team, you will be passionate about technology and eager to use the most effective and applicable technologies to create robust and scalable software.

You will work on a variety of challenges to deliver complex products and solutions, which ultimately enable race engineers and strategists to access powerful, race-winning insights in F1 and other motorsports series.

Our software combines many capabilities, including data capture, visualisation and modelling of real time and historic data for detailed analysis, reporting, anomaly detection and enabling the best strategic decisions to be made.

Through clean and consistent coding, you will contribute to optimise our methods of data streaming, aggregation, manipulation, modelling and visualisation.

Principal Accountabilities

Developing and maintaining the ATLAS software suite
Collaborate closely with product managers and Field Application Engineers to understand and resolve race issues
Analyse user requirements, for both validity and feasibility
Detect, document and track software defects and inconstancies
Apply quality assurance principles throughout the Agile product lifecycle
Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities, in collaboration with the ATLAS software development team
Meeting or exceeding our unit test case code coverage
Working with other developers to support Pull Requests, Peer Reviews and Knowledge Transfer
Contribute to release planning and burndowns by providing development estimates
Writing technical documentation
Identify risk and escalate appropriately when required

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience


First class degree or upper 2nd in Computer Science or similar technical field of study (or equivalent practical experience)
Proficiency in one or more general purpose programming languages including: C++/ C#/ .NET/WPF
Experience using SQL with time series databases
Familiarity with message brokers such as Kafka
Familiarity with CICD pipelines and Test Automation
Good understanding and practice of Agile Project management frameworks
Ability to work both as part of a team and individually
Experience in, or enthusiastic, about Motorsport
High attention to detail and solid analytical skills


Experience in distributed computing, machine learning, data science, building data pipelines, data streaming applications and NLP is a plus
Experience in database/application scaling, optimisation and monitoring
Experience in Python
Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed
Experience and understanding of building products on cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Azure and GCP and micro services
Experience with front-end technology (e.g. Angular, React)
Familiarity with designing, developing and creating RESTful web services and APIs

Our Values








All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.


This job description may not detail all duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature which are commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.


McLaren Applied are committed to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) and promote DEI in all we do.

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