Mathematical Modeler

Join the newest successful Formula One team! At Rich Energy Haas F1 Team, we are looking to grow our team and have an exciting position available in our Vehicle Performance department. This is an opportunity for experienced and team-oriented individuals to make a substantial impact within a small, fast-paced team.

We are a young, dynamic, and expanding team that is building an open, discursive environment full of opportunities for motivated individuals pursing a challenge. Rich Energy Haas F1 Team is designed to allow the best and brightest talent to excel within the premier form of racing in the world. The team debuted in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016, becoming the first American-led Formula One team since 1986. Founded by industrialist Gene Haas, the team is based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA, with team operations in Banbury, UK and Parma, Italy. Now in our fourth season, we have proven to be competitive with our uniquely-designed team that has quickly demonstrated a desire to win!

General Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Vehicle Performance, and as part of the Vehicle Performance Group based in Banbury (UK), the successful candidate will be responsible for the development of mathematical models, advanced algorithms and solvers, with a firm focus on the car performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with vehicle dynamics engineers to develop an in-depth understanding of vehicle systems, to guide development of the team’s modelling tools and validation processes.
  • Improve the group’s predictive capability, help identify overall performance strengths and limitations and guide car design and trackside operations, short and long term.
  • Conduct research to identify improvements in physics modelling and analysis approaches.
  • Propose novel mathematical or computing approaches to balance competing requirements such as accuracy, stability, solve time and determinism for real-time deployments.
  • Work with engineers to ensure simulations correctly model the effects they consider may be important, and to assess creative car development ideas in simulation.
  • Adhere to all engineering and wider business processes.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Vehicle Performance.

Education and Work Experience:

Minimum BS in Mathematics, Computational Mechanics or another STEM subject, but with substantial experience in applied mathematics (e.g. physics, DAEs, linear and non-linear systems/solvers).  MS/PhD preferred.  Experience in motor racing, or in mainstream an automotive vehicle dynamics/simulation/control function is desirable.  Prior experience in high level motor racing (Formula One, Formula E or WEC) would be beneficial.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A robust technical background in applied mathematics, physics or engineering, ideally automotive/aeronautical/racing.
  • Work to a consistently high standard in stressful and time sensitive situations, whilst prioritizing and managing the work load efficiently.
  • Work well in a team environment with personnel at all levels.

Equipment and Applications:

C#, C/C++, MATLAB, Physical Modelling (e.g. Modelica, SimScape).

Work Environment Physical Demands:

An ability to work and prioritize within a high pressure, time sensitive environment while retaining a methodical approach is essential. The role may require occasional travel and a willingness to work long and flexible hours including weekends.

This position may require lifting to 50 pounds, repeated bending, squatting and manual dexterity. Fast-paced work environment requiring heavy mental demands. Work environment includes machinery, race cars, 7-post and other rigs, grinding debris, and hazardous fluids. All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.