Head of Performance Simulation

After more than 60 years away from Formula One, Aston Martin is back on the grid for 2021. Based in Northamptonshire, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team has almost 500 passionate people at its heart, making a team with both a rich heritage and a fresh perspective – bringing new energy to the sport with a determination to shake up the order and compete at the sharp end.

The Aston Martin era represents the beginning of a new journey for us, but the racer’s attitude and can-do approach remain central pillars in the team’s philosophy. The focus is always on improving performance and delivering results. With fresh investment and energy, the stage is set to build on Aston Martin’s rich history in motorsport and establish Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team as a competitive force in the years ahead.

To succeed on this mission, the team is looking for talented individuals who share our passion for racing and hunger for competition. It’s a stimulating and rewarding place to work, with pure racing at the core of everything we do. We are building for a strong future and every member of the team will play an important role in our success.

We are a brave and united team who value authenticity, honesty, and are never afraid to question conventions. We embrace these values in ways that reflect our modern world. If you share our racer’s spirit and want to contribute to the next chapter in Aston Martin’s glorious history, please apply and join one of the most exciting projects in Formula One.


An exciting opportunity exists for a world class Head of Performance Simulation within our Performance Engineering Group.



In this role you will lead the Performance Simulation Group, responsible for developing our vehicle performance simulation tools to industry leading standards for use across the Performance Engineering Group.  This includes the implementation of high-fidelity, correlated vehicle models deployed across a range of simulation and analysis tools, and additionally the provision of state-of-the-art Driver in the loop simulators.


Skills & Knowledge:

The successful candidate should have proven experience of developing vehicle dynamic simulations in high-level motorsport. They must be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of current F1 car performance and possess a comprehensive knowledge of the modern performance simulation tools and methods including the latest driver in the loop simulation technology. Familiarity with Matlab/Simulink, Modellica/Dymola, Simpack and Atlas would be an advantage.


Aston Martin Formula One Team is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion, belief, sex or sexual orientation. We strive to be a Team that reflects all the communities with which we engage around the world through diversity in the workplace and promoting an inclusive culture in which all team members are respected, empowered and valued.