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Specialist, IT Operations Engineer

United Kingdom, England, WokingIT

Job description

At McLaren Racing, we’re already custodians of racing history. Now, we want to drive its future. As a team of racers, we live for the Fearless Pursuit of Better - in our car, our engine, our tech, and our performance.

McLaren Racing has long committed to competing with the best teams, at the leading edge of technology on the world’s biggest stage. As a team of racers, we live for the Fearless Pursuit of Better - in our car, our tech, and our performance.

The IT function has a vision to deliver first class technology and business IT infrastructure into McLaren Racing to support our journey of winning every race series we enter. By providing the right infrastructure, ecosystem and commercial technologies across the entire Racing organisation, we’ll enable the Team to perform at the highest level in motorsport both on and off the track.


Purpose of the Role:

The role will ensure end user support operates efficiently and reliably. They are responsible for supporting the IT environment, resolution of technical issues and fulfilling user requests.

It’s a fast-paced environment, that’s not your standard 9-5, so flexibility in working hours will be required. Culturally it’s a fun, supportive, ambitious and delivery focused team that provides members with flexibility, autonomy, and exciting opportunity throughout the multiple racing series we support.


Role Dimensions:

The role will take primary ownership and responsibility for the delivery and maintenance of our TPC/Young Driver Program infrastructure. Where applicable, it will support the TPC events in person, through setup to pack down at track.

The role will also take responsibility for the successful implementation of key technical enhancements to continually improve the IT Service. You’ll act as an IT Representative to the key business stakeholders to help deliver the Business Technology Roadmap.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Taking ownership and responsibility for the delivery and maintenance of infrastructure to our TPC/Young Driver Program.
  • Where applicable support TPC events in person, through setup to pack down.
  • Using strong technical skills that span across a breadth of technology areas to find solutions to both typical and unconventional problems.
  • Analysing root causes to ensure permanent resolutions to complex issues.
  • Be a point of contact for technical escalations from the IT support team.
  • Liaise with Central IT services to help support the rest of the IT Team with cross-functional issues.
  • Plan ahead. Manage your workload in advance and resolve problems before they happen.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key Business stakeholders and suppliers

Job requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Extensive previous experience in complex organisations and IT Support with an in-depth knowledge of the following areas:  

  • Experience tackling complex technical faults working with cross functional teams.
  • Profound working knowledge of the entire Microsoft Office 365 suite.
  • Experience with enterprise level infrastructure such as Azure AD, Windows Server, VM-Ware, Hyper-V, SSO, SCCM, Group Policy, Security
  • Strong networking understanding, VLANs, VPN, DHCP, DNS, LAN, WAN, Cisco Meraki


Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with customers, peers, and stakeholders.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills proven within a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure.
  • Good at problem solving and being organised in an enterprise environment.
  • Ability to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences.


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.

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