Data Scientist

  • McLaren
  • London, UK
  • 06/03/2019
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Data Management Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

McLaren Applied Technologies is a high-performance technology company which combines fresh thinking and innovation to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in industries as diverse as health, public transport, automotive and motorsport.

Our team

As a part of Modelling and Decision Sciences, you will develop technologies to enhance McLaren's analytics capability and deliver solutions to complex industrial problems. You will support projects and concepts across our key Business Units including Health, Public Transport, Automotive, Motorsport and our Strategic Partnerships.

Our Decision Science team form the front line to understand client needs and convert them into technical solutions. Working closely with the clients, partners, and internal business units, to build the definition of the problem, as well as with technical teams to deliver complex solutions. Combining relevant market and commercial expertise with hands on data science/modelling/simulation skills alongside a comprehensive view of solutions architecture. In a unique position to drive innovation in line with the strategic goals of MAT/MDSci, by bridging the gap between the various technical teams and business / market facing units.

The role

We are looking for the right individual to help enhance our already ‘world class’ team of data scientists and Simulation engineers.


  • Previous Experience Leading a high performance, multidiscipline team.
  • BSc in mathematics, computer science, statistics, operations research, or other relevant numerate discipline
  • MSc or PhD in operational research
  • Experience in solving complex process modelling problems using tools such as MATLAB, AnyLogic, R or Python

Skills and experience

  • Experience in combining modelling and data-driven techniques
  • Experience of developing models to solve problems in the healthcare or transport industries

Personal attributes                                       

  • A problem solver, using innovative cutting-edge techniques who is passionate about technology
  • We are looking for someone who actively researches emerging industry trends and open-source technologies, and communicates them to the team
  • A keen interest in a specific area of systems modelling (e.g. discrete-event simulation) would be beneficial

The work environment

You will be based at our unique offices in the South Bank area of London. The building boasts spacious offices and meeting rooms, a gaming lounge and stunning views of London. It also hosts weekly events, classes, workshops and happy hours, encouraging the best and brightest to network and discuss the next big idea to hit the tech industry over a drink or two.
Some travel to the McLaren Technology Centre (Woking, Surrey) will be required.

McLaren’s Product Innovation Framework

Take the unique opportunity to bring your own ideas to life, whether it’s a software package or a tangible product. If the application for your idea is successful, it will be backed by a significant pledge from the business to fund time and materials costs. Our ambition is that we continue to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within Applied Technologies. 

Recruitment process

  • If your application is successful, you will be invited for a phone interview with one of our experienced technical recruiters.
  • If our recruiter believes you're suitable for the role, you will then be asked to complete a technical challenge and a video interview. This will be completed in your own time.
    The final stage involves a face to face interview in London or at the McLaren Technology Centre, with the hiring manager and other members of the team.