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Software Engineer

United Kingdom, Surrey, WokingF1 - Technical

Job description

McLaren Racing has one single mission: To win Grands Prix and World Championships. To design, build and operate a Formula One car at race-winning levels requires focus, ambition, imagination, dedication, and attention to detail.

We're looking for a software engineer to help us take our bespoke software applications to the next level. You'll need an obvious passion for coding and a year or two of commercial software development experience following the successful completion of your computer science (or closely related) degree. The role will be involved in all stages of the development life cycle from initial analysis to deployment, so you'll need to be able to elicit requirements and see them through to delivery using lean agile techniques.

Software engineers near the start of their career will have the opportunity to be mentored by experienced members of the team. The role will be primarily based at the prestigious McLaren Technology Centre with a proportion of the time spent working from home.

About You

  • You have a strong academic background; BSc in Computer Science or equivalent discipline (2:1 or above)
  • You’re a full stack developer and you know what good software architecture looks like, and why it's important
  • You understand how to engineer quality software, and appreciate the benefits of automated tests and peer review
  • 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
  • You recognise the importance of continuous learning and sharing that knowledge with others

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • High proficiency with C#/.NET having used it in a commercial setting
  • Experience with frontend technologies such as JavaScript, TypeScript, React, and CSS
  • Experience using git in a collaborative environment (pull requests, feature branches)
  • Experience building maintainable codebases using the SOLID principles
  • High competency in written and oral English language


  • Commercial experience working with agile/lean methodologies
  • Experience with Linux and running containers on Kubernetes
  • Experience with SQL and document databases e.g. SQL Server and MongoDB
  • Application development targeting Windows desktop
  • Experience of multi-threaded application development