Electronics Trackside Team Leader

Electronics Trackside Team Leader

Haas F1 Team
Date Posted
12th July 2018
Electronics Engineer
Banbury / UK
Competitive Salary

Join the newest successful Formula One team! At Haas F1 Team, we are looking to grow our Team  and have an exciting position available in our Electronics department. This is a fast-paced and challenging opportunity to make a substantial impact within a small team. We are looking for team-oriented, experienced individual.

We are a young, dynamic, and expanding team that is building an open, discursive environment full of opportunities for motivated individuals pursing a challenge. Haas F1 Team is designed to allow the best and brightest talent to excel within the premier form of racing in the world. Haas F1 Team debuted in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016, becoming the first American-led Formula One team since 1986. Founded by industrialist Gene Haas, Haas F1 Team is in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA, with team operations in Banbury, UK and Parma, Italy. We have proven to be competitive within our first two seasons with a uniquely-designed team, quickly demonstrating our desire to win!


General Summary:.

This role reports to the Head of Electronics; located in Banbury, UK. The Trackside Team Leader is responsible for all trackside Electronics operations and provides technical support/direction and leadership to the Electronics team when at the circuit. The role includes being the Electronics trackside point of contact for the Haas Team, our engine supplier and other suppliers such as the FIA, Marelli, EM Motorsport, Riedel and FOM.

Responsibilities will also include the running of one of the chassis in the role of a System Engineer. Development of software tools during and out of season is essential for performance improvements and efficiency.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • Provide technical leadership and support for Electronics staff while at the event
  • Point of contact for trackside electronics matters including engineering meetings, Ferrari Fault Summary review, MAT Issues, FOM/FIA Requests and Riedel communications,
  • Creates the Electronics Event Build Specification document.
  • Reports daily on the event detailing all trackside activities and issues.
  • Creates and distributes an event job list for both the Systems Engineer and Electricians, ensuring they are aware of all tasks required prior to each event.
  • Liaise with the FIA and ensure that all boxes that need software locking and FIA stickers have been check before the first running day of an event.
  • Maintaining and leading the garage systems check at each event.
  • Ensure that all critical parts such as the SECU system components and chassis wiring are lifed and serviced correctly to maintain a high level of reliability.
  • Use system monitor to set-up all on car systems associated with the SECU.
  • Have an excellent understanding of Data Acquisition Systems.
  • Work closely with the Control Engineers to ensure the correct data sets are used on the cars.
  • Works closely with the Tyre team and Race Engineering to monitor and maintain the garage tyre monitoring system.
  • Work closely with the control engineers to ensure the correct data sets are used on the cars. Have an excellent understanding of Data Acquisition Systems.
  • Monitor Atlas telemetry during running and ensure all sensors are operating correctly and within expected ranges.
  • Provide direction to the Electricians on faulted parts, ensuring replacement in a timely manner in accordance with the sessions run plans.
  • Continuously monitor and improve on and off car installations, design standards and operational processes and procedures.
  • Actively progress allocated design, development & reliability projects under the direction of the Head of Electronics where required.
  • Follow and enforce health and safety regulations at all venues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Electronics or the Race Team Operations Manager.


Education and Work Experience:

GCSE, High School diploma or equivalent required. Further education including University Degree or equivalent in Electronic or Electrical Engineering. Previous experience of working with data logging and telemetry systems in a high level motorsport environment is essential.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Strong technical background in racing car electrical and electronic systems. Work to a consistently high standard in stressful and time sensitive situations.
  • Quick decision-making skills whilst working through problems in a scientific and analytical way.
  • Work well within a team environment with personnel at all levels.


Equipment and Applications:

  • Knowledge of Atlas & System monitor, good IT and computer skill with a good knowledge or Excel & Word.


Work Environment Physical Demands:

An ability to work and prioritize within a high pressure, time sensitive environment while retaining a methodical approach is essential. The role may require extensive international travel and a willingness to work long and flexible hours including weekends.


This position may require lifting to 50 pounds, repeated bending, squatting and manual dexterity. Fast-paced work environment requiring heavy mental demands. Work environment includes machinery, race cars, 7-post and other rigs, grinding debris, and hazardous fluids. All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

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