Junior Strategy Engineer

Junior Strategy Engineer

Haas F1 Team
Date Posted
14th September 2018
Race 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 Engineering 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 position reports to the Chief Race Engineer and will take direction from the Race Strategy Engineer as part of the Strategy group within the Race Engineering department, located in Banbury, UK. The predominantly factory based role will provide support for trackside events including all FIA Formula 1 championship races and some test events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • Support of trackside events, including all FIA Formula 1 Championship races, from the Factory Race Support Room.
  • Pre-event simulations and reports, in-event support and post-race analysis.
  • Competitor Analysis both during a race weekend and between events, aiding and assisting other departments if applicable.
  • Numerical and Statistical analysis of data.
  • Pre-event preparation, factory support during events and post event analysis and reporting.
  • Seek to improve existing tools and encourage help in the development and direction of the strategy group.
  • Development of the existing tools used in strategy operations and procedures.
  • Researching and implementing new analysis, methodologies, software tools and techniques for future developments.
  • Assisting with pitstop analysis (both competitor and team), analysing data and provide concise feedback to the pit crew.
  • Self-motivated, team player, with clear communication and strong analytical skills, the role requires the ability to work to tight deadlines and make quick, data-driven decisions, often under pressure.
  • Take ownership of the Race Strategy systems, making sure they are set-up and running correctly and troubleshooting any issues that may occur.
  •  Follow all safety regulations in all venues.
  • Assumes any responsibilities and duties delegated by the Chief Race Engineer or his designee.


Education, skills and experience required:

  • A degree in a relevant Engineering discipline, Mathematics or Physics.
  • Experience of data analysis, numerical and statistical methodologies and their applications.
  • Strong problem solving, logical thinking with research and reporting skills are essential.
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience within a Formula 1/high-level motorsport environment, ideally with previous strategy experience.
  •  Python, VBA and MATLAB programming.


The following would be an advantage:

  • C# programming.
  • Experience with databases, both in creation and management.
  • Other programming languages to aid in development of live and/or interactive tools.
  • Experience of data analysis using MAT ATLAS.
  • Technical experience of Formula 1 Race Strategy.
  • Strong understanding of vehicle & tyre performance.


Work Environment Physical Demands:

An ability to work and prioritise within a high pressure, time sensitive environment while retaining a methodical approach is essential. The role may require some 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.


This job description may not detail some less major duties, nor cover duties of a similar nature, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.

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