Solution Architect

Solution Architect

Brackley (Hybrid)

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.

About the Role:

We are looking for an experienced Solution Architect to join our IT department and deliver modern solution designs for a mixed portfolio of engineering and production projects, most of which supporting our Applied Science customers.

Leveraging a solid software engineering background, you will be producing applications and systems architectures of differing size and complexity, teaming up with Business, Data and Technical Architects and Core Technology Engineers for the medium to large projects.

You will need to specify or prepare proof-of-concepts and mock-ups to mitigate significant technology risks. You will then lead or guide implementation teams (in-sourced and outsourced) during the Delivery stage.

You will work within the EAS (Enterprise Architecture Services) team, suggesting and communicating architectural approaches, design patterns and reusable building blocks that best suit the specialised needs of our different business domains and development groups, formalising them into business-driven principles and standards when appropriate, as per the TOGAF 9 methodology.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other EAS team colleagues to collect functional and non-functional requirements for new or evolving services.

  • Create architectural representations of the desired solutions, functions, and interfaces.

  • Develop comprehensive solution specifications mixing on-prem and cloud technologies or components, with attention to system integration, security, feasibility, performance, and usability.

  • Develop and promote an Integration and Automation Framework, rationalising the existing landscape and supporting its migration to the agreed target state.

  • Investigate emerging technologies, languages, or frameworks, justifying and supporting their addition to our Technology Landscape.

  • Embrace and further develop our CICD Framework, supporting the different domain-specific developers in using it effectively.

To be successful you will have:

  • Experience in software development in various languages (C#, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Golang).

  • Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture, for both Windows and Linux platforms.

  • Proven experience of developing or designing service-, microservice- and message-oriented architectures.

  • Proven experience of DevOps (automated releases, rollout & rollback), Kubernetes/Rancher, SQL, NoSQL and time-series databases, and of Kafka or RabbitMQ.

  • Working knowledge of the key issues in implementing secure systems (OIDC/OAuth2, certificates, CVE scanning).

  • ITIL-oriented understanding of the concepts and roles involved in planning, designing, delivering, and supporting IT services and their underpinning components.

  • Ability to embrace and improve our custom project management methodology and toolset.

  • Proven experience in planning & estimating their own work and in working on multiple projects.

Candidate Profile:

  • MSc in Computer Science or relevant engineering field, or BSc with demonstrable experience in Solution Architecture.

  • Demonstrable experience working in a comparable role in a TOGAF-driven multi-architectures team.

  • A self-motivated leader with a keen eye for detail who takes great pride in getting things done.

  • Excellent planning, communication, influencing and negotiation skills.

  • Will embrace working in a fast paced, high frequency change environment.

  • Embody our values of Passion, Respect, Innovation, Determination and Excellence incorporating them into the everyday language of the team.

  • Organised, flexible, proactive and results-oriented.


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