Performance Software Engineer

Performance Software Engineer

Haas F1 Team
Date Posted
20th November 2018
Performance Engineer, Software 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 Vehicle Performance 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 Head of Vehicle Performance or his designee; is located in Banbury, UK. Responsible for the continuous delivery of in-house scientific computing software, in accordance with the group’s development road map.  The successful candidate will work closely with various departments to understand and prioritise requirements, propose development iterations and ensure the agile delivery of robust software tools for use within and outside the group.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • Facilitate the development and continuous improvement of a custom, flexible, cross-platform framework and toolset to address the team’s simulation and data analysis needs.
  • Recommend and implement appropriate support systems using a combination of external tools and custom in-house developments.
  • Coach part-time developers with domain expertise in modern processes in order to maximise productivity and release quality.
  • Support colleagues and external consultants to implement state-of-the-art simulation models, following and continuously improving on developments.
  • Advise on integration of components written in a variety of languages, COTS tools and F1 mandated environments.
  • Offer guidance in appropriate technology stacks to facilitate high productivity, considering sets of competing requirements.
  • Follow all safety regulations in all venues.
  • Assumes any responsibilities and duties delegated by the Head of Vehicle Performance or his designee.


Education and Work Experience:

GCSE, High School diploma or equivalent required. Further education including a minimum BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or in another STEM field with substantial experience in software development.  A good understanding of the operation of vehicles, experience developing complex data management and database storage solutions is desirable. Prior experience in Motorsport, especially Formula One, would be beneficial.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong technical background in modern software engineering techniques.
  • Technical background in mathematics, scientific computing, modelling, simulation and optimisation.
  • Work to a consistently high standard in stressful and time sensitive situations, whilst prioritising and managing the work load efficiently
  • Work well in a team environment with personnel at all levels.


Equipment and Applications:

  • C/C++, .Net, SQL, Modelica, MATLAB/Simulink, McLaren Electronic Systems Tools.
  • Solid computer knowledge, preferred experience in Microsoft Office products and Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Ability to follow complex regulations related to shipment of materials and facility maintenance requirements.


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 occasional 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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