Software Engineer (Summer Placement)

The Company:
Since the 1970s, Williams Racing has always been associated with top-level motorsport and technical innovation. Our unique character, combined with a deep passion for racing and future-oriented thinking, has created the very essence of who we are today.

The position:

Aerodynamic development is fundamental to our on-track performance and having the right tools for the job is critical. We are seeking talented young engineers to join our Aerodynamics Software group to assist in building the next generation of software capability, using cutting edge development technologies and techniques.

You will be a member of a team responsible for designing, developing, maintaining and supporting the suite of software tools used throughout the Aerodynamics department. Your work will directly influence the capability of the team to make faster decisions, which ultimately put more performance on our race car.

Enthusiasm and an appetite to learn is key to this role. You will be exposed to a wide variety of technologies and software engineering concepts and will be expected to pick these up quickly and apply them to your work.

Understanding of some of the following key concepts would be highly beneficial:

• Object oriented programming
• Data storage / database technologies
• Source control systems
• Software testing approaches

Key Responsibilities:
• Work with the software team to design, develop, and implement all aspects of innovative application development using agile principles and working practices.
• Liaising with key stakeholders to define and develop solutions to business problems.
• Implement appropriate testing and quality assurance.

This is an excellent opportunity to get exposure to software development in a fast-moving environment within this dynamic and progressive team.

Please note this role is a 10-week fixed-term-contract.

Application closing date:
All applications must be received by Friday 4th February 2022

What can Williams offer?
The Williams Group is based in Grove, Oxfordshire. Aside from the benefits which can be found at the bottom of this job description, we can also offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a short 5 minutes’ from Wantage, our closest town centre. We have an on-site gym which is free to use for all staff and contractors and we also have a subsidised restaurant on site.

The Williams Group is an equal opportunity employer who value diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you.

Strictly no agencies.


Students that are shortlisted will be invited to attend a virtual assessment centre. The virtual assessment days are scheduled to take place in May. We will obtain academic references as part of the selection process. Applications for the student placement programmes should be uploaded through our website by visiting Your application will be acknowledged, and we will update you with your progress via email during the process. We will not accept applications which are not submitted through our website, any paper-based applications will be returned to the sender with a copy of our policy.

Note: Due to the short-term nature of both work experience placements and student placements we are unable to accept applications from candidates who do not have entitlement to live or work in the United Kingdom.

Please note that we cannot give applicants individual feedback unless they have attended the assessment day at Williams.