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Applications Developer - 18 month FTC

Woking, England, United KingdomF1 - Operations

Job description

Purpose of the Role:

To upgrade a business-critical application from VB6/MSSQL 2008 to newer version of VB.Net and MSSQL. Work with key stakeholders to test and validate upgraded application works as per current version. Possible extension to role will be to further enhance the upgraded application.

Role Dimensions:

The Operations and Digital Systems team’s role is to work with the business to identify opportunities to extend existing applications or develop new ones to better fit the needs of the business to add performance and go faster in everything we do.

As a Specialist Developer, you will initially be responsible for the as-is upgrade of a legacy, mission critical, application from an old version of VB/MSSQL to a newer version of both. Beyond this initial upgrade there is the need to develop this application to suit new business requirements. You will be involved in all stages of the development life cycle from initial analysis right through to deployment, monitoring, and support. The role will be primarily based at the McLaren Technology Centre with a proportion of the time spent working from home as and when appropriate.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Production of fully tested version of existing application coded in up-to-date version of and using data stored in up-to-date version of MSSQL.
  • To be involved in all stages of the development life cycle: initial analysis, design, implementation, build, integration, testing, deployment, debugging and support
  • To take ownership and lead on assigned projects (with support from your manager) to deliver project solutions on time and budget
  • To capture and understand project requirements, define specifications, and to architect robust, scalable, and testable software and system solutions
  • To work collaboratively with your team, the department, and stakeholders in line with the department methods and principles.
  • To accurately estimate activity timescales and provide regular progress reports
  • To raise awareness of and mitigate against potential technical risks
  • To confidently analyse and overcome technical challenges with workable and innovative solutions
  • To contribute to and maintain consistent standards and approaches adopted by the team
  • To efficiently manage your workload
  • To keep up to date with the latest software development technologies and methodologies
  • To freely share knowledge, insight, best practice, and ideas

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent discipline (2:1 or above) or equivalent industry experience.
  • Substantial commercial experience delivering projects using agile/lean methodologies
  • High proficiency with at least one backend language used in a commercial setting (ideally VB/C#/.NET)
  • Experience in one or more of Angular, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Experience using source control in a collaborative environment
  • Experience with MSSQL
  • High competency in written and oral English language


  • Experience using cloud technologies e.g. Microsoft Azure
  • Exposure to Python

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated with high levels of initiative.
  • Highly productive with the proven aptitude to understand and apply technology.
  • You enjoy working with people to solve problems, choosing the simplest and most elegant approach then iterating
  • You're flexible and adaptable, detail orientated, and get satisfaction from delivering to a high standard
  • Able to work autonomously under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • You recognise the importance of continuous learning and sharing that knowledge with others
  • Approachable, with balanced judgment and a high level of personal integrity.

What can McLaren offer?

We strive to provide a fun, innovative, collaborative and open culture where everyone’s input is welcome, and everyone feels part of our achievements. We work hard to create a culture of continuous improvement and support this with a proactive approach to management and personal development.

McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre on the edge of Woking. Our large campus includes a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park land. MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 32min train ride.

We encourage hybrid working patterns to give you options to balance your home life and hobbies with your work, and offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.