F1 Software Engineer Student Placement (2024/25)

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

Red Bull Technology is inviting candidates to apply for Student Placement positions within its Technology and Analysis Tools department. The position is targeted towards students studying Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related degree. Candidates will require excellent software development skills and a solid grasp of fundamental computer science concepts. Knowledge of programming languages like C# and/or Python would be advantageous.


The successful candidate will develop skills in problem solving, creativity, teamwork, planning, innovation, and communication whilst performing the following tasks:

  • Building software that is used to improve vehicle performance and support aerodynamic and power unit development
  • Training machine learning model that are actively used during race weekends
  • Providing support for race and test events throughout the year in the Ops Room


Candidates will have to an opportunity to gain exposure to and learn modern software development techniques, including:

  • Test-driven development
  • Lean software development
  • SOLID design principles
  • Code reviews


And a modern technology stack, including:

  • Kubernetes, Apache Kafka and DevOps techniques
  • GraphQL and other API technologies
  • Apache Arrow
  • Machine Learning frameworks like TensorFlow


The placement will be for 1 year, starting in the summer of 2024. To be considered for this Student Placement, please apply to this advert and submit both your CV and a one-page Cover Letter.


Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to complete your student placement at our championship winning team, but it is also a great opportunity to work with some of the greatest talents in F1. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too, such as a free daily food allowance, free gym access and fitness classes, multiple discounts and offers with our partners, free barista style coffee, unlimited Red Bull and much more!


Application closing date 23:59 (BST) 6th October 2023.

Job Posting End Date

Fri, 6 Oct 2023

Red Bull Racing Formula One Team