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Electronics Development Engineer

Woking, England, United KingdomF1 - Technical

Job description

Purpose of the Role:

Working within the Electronics Group to design on and off-car electronics and instrumentation and support the implementation and delivery of electronics and instrumentation solutions to the F1 racing programme across the organisation.

Role Dimensions:

The role requires a professional engineer capable of delivering high quality electronics and instrumentation to support the wider F1 programme. This engineer will be able to design, develop and deliver small scale individual projects without day-to-day oversight and will be comfortable interacting with staff at all stages of the product life cycle from requirements gathering to delivery and operation.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Development of grid-leading electronics units and instrumentation for use on and off-car, including responsibility for specification, design, testing, hand over, signoff and delivery.
  • Factoring in legislation aspects to overall project approach e.g. cost capping, open source components, parc ferme, sprint races
  • Identifying potential electronics and instrumentation R&D projects.
  • Perform fault investigations and identify corrective changes or actions where necessary
  • Maintain and draw on working relationships with external suppliers and technical partners.
  • Collaborating with the design, aero and race technology teams to ensure operational and environmental integration aspects are factored in
  • Working with the PM teams to ensure timely ordering of long lead-time components.

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge and understanding of electronics design including digital, analogue, power and high-temperature electronics.
  • Experience of embedded microcontroller use and bare metal low level code for simple applications
  • Awareness of F1 regulation and legislation directions
  • Awareness of wider electronics technology developments and market forefront products
  • Experience with small scale PCBA bring up and testing
  • Ability to work independently, without support or close oversight.
  • PCB/schematic design experience using Altium
  • PC Software development for testing automation purposes
  • Ability to manage and plan own workload within a dynamic and time constrained environment.
  • Comfortable with a wide range of activities from PCB design to prototype manufacture

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.