Software Developer - Formula E


Williams Advanced Engineering Limited operates a technology and engineering services business and is part of the Williams Group.

In 2010, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited began diversifying its operations, leading to the establishment of the Williams Advanced Engineering division, which became Williams Advanced Engineering Limited.

Combining cutting edge technology and the industry’s best engineers with precision and speed to market derived from four decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of Formula One, Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services to the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence, health and energy sectors. Working in close collaboration with its customers, Williams Advanced Engineering helps meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century and improve performance, with its expertise in aerodynamics and thermodynamics, electrification, advanced lightweight materials, simulation and vehicle integration.

In December 2019, Williams Grand Prix Engineering agreed to the sale of an equity stake in Williams Advanced Engineering to EMK Capital, with Williams retaining a significant minority stake in the business. Williams Advanced Engineering has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a 300+ person business with over 40 live projects and the investment represented a natural next step in the development of a growing business; unlocking the potential for continued growth.

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Williams Advanced Engineering
Kidlington / UK
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Role Purpose:

Drive the development of a new generation of software tools and packages using .net technologies (C# etc), Utilising Azure Pipelines and similar technologies to streamline development and deployment.  With the goal of reducing the time it takes for Engineers to make valuable performance decisions over a race weekend.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote a culture of high coding standards and testing within the team.
  • Produce well-structured, coherent, and maintainable code in C#.
  • Develop a diverse set of applications such as Web APIs (ASP.Net Core), Desktop applications (WinUI 3/WPF) and Background Services.
  • Administer our Azure DevOps organisation.
  • Support the development and maintenance of databases; SQL and NoSQL, InfluxDB or similar.
  • Write unit and integration tests to improve code quality.
  • Write technical documentation to support our services and software.
  • Keep in touch with new and upcoming technologies to ensure the team continues to evolve.
  • Provide remote event software support outside of core working hours.
  • Liaise with customers to support and improve our software tools.


Experience & Qualifications:

A relevant degree, equivalent qualification, or significant industry experience.

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to complete tasks with minimal guidance, and to work under pressure to meet critical deadlines.
  • A creative and proactive approach to problem-solving, along with good attention to detail.
  • Flexible attitude to working hours.
  • To follow and actively enforce the company’s health and Safety and HV policies.


This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out from time-to-time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities.


Application deadline:

The closing date for applications is 3rd of October 2023.



Our Headquarters are based on the Williams technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK. 20 minutes’ drive South of Oxford, UK.  This role will primarily be based at our new facility in Kidlington, just north of Oxford.


Disclaimers and DEI:

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills. WAE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.