HPC Engineer

HPC Engineer


At the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a group of passionate and determined people work to design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Grand Prix winner George Russell.

Whether working in our Operations, Technical, Race or Business Support functions, we are all in and aspire to build the greatest team in the history of our sport.

Every individual plays their part. No stone is left unturned in the chase for every tenth of a second. The history of our sport is long and rich, and we are continuing our journey with renewed effort year on year. Record books remember the names of a few, but history is written by the many.

Our IT team are looking for a HPC Engineer who has the passion and determination to make a positive impact on the performance of our team via our High-Performance Compute environments, infrastructure systems and end user Linux environments. You will be providing input and taking ownership for projects that will impact across our business and your work will contribute directly to ensuring we continuously develop our position as an F1 Leader on and off the track. We do this by utilising a DevOps and automation first mindset to drive our processes and ensure that we can perform reliably at scale to the highest level. Working collaboratively with team members across a broad cross-section of disciplines and technologies, you will be heavily involved in the planning, development, and optimisation of all systems, helping to improve the end-to-end user experience across the team.

You will thrive on working in a fast paced and ever-changing digital environment and in a role where you get to support and be involved in innovative solutions across a vast portfolio of technologies.

About the Role

As our HPC Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Being a champion of automation, collaboration & innovation

  • Working within a DevOps focused environment

  • Providing assistance business-wide supporting a wide range of FOSS tools

  • Become a go-to person and mentor for Linux, automation & HPC topics across the wider IT team

  • Project leadership, management, planning and development of multiple HPC environments

  • Diagnosing, managing and resolving system configuration on systems ensuring high availability

  • Maintaining and supporting our monitoring and observability platforms

  • Troubleshooting software / system issues on a wide range of HPC and Infrastructure platforms

  • Maximising efficiency and performance of available resources

  • Documenting methods & procedures

  • Management of patches and routine update cycles

To be successful you will

  • Bring a wide range of experience and skills and be able to combine them with a high attention to detail, enthusiasm, and curiosity


  • Proven Linux experience

  • A degree level qualification in a relevant field or equivalent industry certifications

  • Knowledge of DevOps methodology & tools (git, Azure DevOps, Github, Gitlab)

  • Knowledge of automation tools (Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, Chef)

  • Shell scripting and debugging

  • Experience of administering and supporting alerting and monitoring tools

  • Strong networking skills (TCP/IP Subnetting, Routing, DHCP, DNS)

  • Linux desktop environments

  • A practical individual who is also comfortable strategising and dividing their time between project work, support, and maintenance, and able to work both independently and within a highly collaborative team

  • Organised and initiative-taking, able to communicate clearly, and willing to take ownership and accountability for their work in current and future platforms and processes

  • Keen to use intuition to perform deeper analysis of problems outside of initial skills and knowledge

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with continual demands and changing priorities

  • Confident and with proven ability to execute operations and changes within an ITIL environment


  • HPC experience desirable (Schedulers, Parallel Applications & Domain Specific Tools)

  • Bare Metal provisioning (PXE, TFTP, Foreman, MaaS, Warewulf, xCAT)

  • Containerisation Technologies (Docker / Singularity / LXC / LXD / Apptainer)

  • Software Defined Storage administration and configuration (Object, File & Block)

  • Linux GPU acceleration (NVidia CUDA, ROCm HiP, OpenCL)

  • Experience of high performance, low latency network technologies would be a bonus (InfiniBand, RoCE)

  • Working knowledge of performance tuning would be beneficial

  • Experience of working with and utilising Cloud Native technologies (s3 Storage, Kubernetes & CSI, Microservices Architectures and Public Clouds)

  • Basic understanding of design and manufacturing practices would be advantageous


Our riverside campus is powered by 100% renewably sourced energy and features an on-site gym and exercise studio, subsidised restaurant and on-site parking with EV chargers available.

We offer a competitive and attractive package of benefits including a generous bonus scheme, Mercedes car lease scheme, private medical cover, life assurance and 25 days holiday. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment, employee well-being programme and offer flexible working opportunities.

Why us:

At the heart of our performance are our people. Every member of our team has a voice and plays their part in contributing to our successes on and off the racetrack. We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture where all of our team members are respected, empowered and valued.

Through our Accelerate 25 programme, we are continuously working to make our team even more diverse and inclusive. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find working with us rewarding and enriching.

Your application:

We will ask you to complete a questionnaire as well as submitting a cover letter and CV. Please note if you would like to include a cover letter please upload it with your CV as one PDF document.

Unternehmen / Organisation: 
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team