Trackside IT Systems Technician

Trackside IT Systems Technician

Haas F1 Team
Date Posted
25th September 2018
IT / Computer Engineer, Systems 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 IT 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 Information Officer or his designee; is located in Banbury, UK. Responsible for the deployment, support and development of trackside IT systems for the Haas F-1 Team organization.  They will play a key part in ensuring the delivery of best in class IT solutions and services to the company and its users.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • Deploy, support and pack away IT systems at race and test events
  • Plan and perform upgrades and changes to infrastructure both in and out of the racing season
  • Provide 1st and 3rd line technical support to users at the track
  • Maintain and troubleshoot the trackside LAN and WAN, experience with Cisco networking and confident with TCP/IP networking and layer 3 routing
  • Support server hardware, storage platforms (SAN) and security appliances.
  • Support and administer Windows based services such as AD, Group Policy, DNS and DHCP
  • Support, administer and develop virtualisation platforms from both VMware and Microsoft
  • Configure and deploy Cisco IP telephony & wireless systems
  • Support F1 specific hardware and software such as MAT, CAD and Simulation software
  • Ensure up to date documentation for systems and services
  • Follow all safety regulations in all venues.
  • Assumes any responsibilities and duties delegated by the Chief Information Officer or his designee.


Education and Work Experience:

  • GCSE, High School diploma or equivalent required. Further education including BSc or MIS in Computer Science required, or equivalent work experience. Typically requires at least 2-3 years’ experience in the IT field. Exposure to a racing environment preferred. Working in an international environment.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Have relevant experience in a similar technical position, ideally in a motorsport or other pressured environment. 
  • Be extremely self-driven and motivated to be the best at what you do every day.
  • A quick thinker, be a flexible and adaptive character with the ability react to and solve problems with speed and efficiency, sometimes under highly pressurised situations.


Equipment and Applications:

  • Solid understanding of Ethernet networking, switching, routing, network installations and troubleshooting. CCNA or equivalent certifications is an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft server, desktop environments and Active Directory domains.
  • A working knowledge of McLaren Applied Technology software such as Atlas, System Monitor, Atlas Data Server and SQL Race.


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.


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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