Software / Functional Developer for Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) Formula 1

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Neuburg ad Donau / Germany | Engine / Powertrain
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Audi Formula Racing GmbH
Neuburg ad Donau / Germany
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  • Concept creation and complete redesign of a functional architecture including basic functions for engine control software in the overall context of the vehicle software
  • Function, controller and model development in Matlab/Simulink
  • Testing, release and commissioning on SIL and HiL systems
  • Documentation and supervision of tests on the power unit test benches
  • Development of intelligent calibration methods together with the engine calibration engineers
  • Identification of optimization fields for increasing efficiency



  • Completed studies in the field of mechanical engineering, control engineering, automotive mechatronics with a focus on combustion engines or a comparable course
  • Several years of experience in function development and/or application for combustion engines in motor sports, ideally in Formula 1
  • Routine in programming with Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow and with the programming language C
  • Experience in testing SiL and HiL systems, as well as in handling engine test benches
  • Experience in using the McLaren Toolchain (TAG320B, Atlas, SystemMonitor, etc.) is an advantage
  • Good understanding of combustion engine processes (thermodynamics, torque generation, gas exchange, charging, etc.)
  • Ambition, enjoys competition and working in a team
  • Business fluent German or English skills and the willingness to learn basic knowledge of the other language are prerequisites



Would you like to experience performance and help shape the future of motorsport? Then you are right with us. Sportiness is one of the core characteristics of the Audi brand, the genes for which come from more than 25 years of successfully operated motorsport. The goal of Audi Formula Racing GmbH is to operate sustainable racing at the highest level worldwide and to impressively present the performance of the brand to customers and fans.
Take the chance and influence our future sporting successes.

As part of the function development team, you will work on the combustion engine functions for the Formula 1 six-cylinder. You bring your experience in the field of software development and application for combustion engines to the redesign of an engine control architecture and optimize the system in terms of performance, reliability and efficiency. You will also improve the associated development environments, the test environment and the application methods in your team.


Audi Formula Racing GmbH is a subsidiary of Audi Sport and was founded in 2022 for the brand's entry into Formula 1. From 2026, the four rings will compete with a specially developed drive unit (“Power Unit”) and a works team in the globally popular FIA Formula 1 World Championship. In the future, the program will form the spearhead of Audi's factory motorsport commitment.
The power unit is developed in Audi Sport's state-of-the-art Motorsport Competence Center in Neuburg an der Donau, not far from the headquarters of AUDI AG in Ingolstadt. Opened in 2014, the location is considered one of the most modern of its kind and is currently undergoing extensive expansion for the F1 commitment. This is the first Formula 1 drive in Germany since 2009. The decisive factor here is the new regulations of the International Automobile Association FIA, which, among other things, provide for sustainable synthetic fuels from 2026 and will increase the electrical proportion of the hybrid drive unit to almost 50 percent. Audi wants to actively support the transformation of what is by far the most important motorsport series.
Globally known, highly emotional and technically highly developed - Formula 1 is a spectacular platform for the most demanding electrified racing vehicles in the world. Audi is taking up the challenge of proving “Vorsprung durch Technik” in this competitive environment and is putting together a highly specialized team to develop the power unit. Our basis for this is the diverse know-how from motorsport commitments such as Formula E, the Dakar Rally or the Le Mans era. Become part of the unique project in the premier class of motorsport and get involved when Audi writes the next chapter in its motorsport history.

Audi joins Formula 1 

These positions are to be filled at Audi Formula Racing GmbH in Neuburg ad Donau.  
Please note that these are not positions at AUDI AG. 
All positions at Audi Formula Racing GmbH are available on a part-time basis in principle.

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We expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities, whose integration is particularly important to us.

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