Controls Engineer - Performance

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is unique – on and off the track. We don’t follow the status quo and we’ve made a name for ourselves as the team who does things differently. You might’ve seen us on Netflix or know that we’re the only American-owned team on the Formula 1 grid, but we’re also more than that.

We have three HQs – Kannapolis in the US, Banbury in the UK and Maranello in Italy – each staffed by passionate, loyal and hardworking advocates. At Haas, you’ll be involved in many different areas of the team, an assortment of projects and plenty of hands-on experience while collaborating with some of the best minds in the world.


Yes, you’ll learn from us, but we expect to learn from you too!

General Summary:

This role will report to the Head of Controls and Systems or their designee and is located in Banbury, UK. Primary responsibilities include contributing to car performance through the development of control systems relating to mapping of the differential, brakes and throttle, and relating to the clutch torque control in race starts. This is multidisciplined role requiring good understanding of F1 SECU standard code, a good understanding of the mechanical workings of contemporary F1 transmissions (particularly the clutch and differential) and braking systems, and an understanding of the interaction of control systems with car balance.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote teamwork and effective communications to develop working relationships between all personnel and departments.
  • Work alongside the trackside controls engineers and performance engineers to make recommendations for differential, brake and throttle mapping settings based on car balance traits observed.
  • Independently investigate novel mapping approaches/techniques within the SECU framework.
  • Independently investigate novel steering wheel switch configurations to support more flexibility or additional functionality from mapping.
  • Analyze practice and race start data to optimize torque controller settings and provide feedback of driver procedures.
  • Gain an understanding of trackside controls engineer responsibilities to be able to provide stand-in cover at race and test events.
  • Provide support to other engineering functions on matters relating to Controls.
  • Develop tools for the simulation and analysis of differential/brake/throttle mapping.
  • Work alongside development engineers on software feature requests, both for embedded software and VTAG.
  • Work alongside development engineers on SECU file defaults (.dtv, .rlc, .clc, .vpx etc).
  • Work alongside our power unit and transmission technical partner on matters relating to integration of power unit/transmission with performance controls such as differential performance vs target and clutch/power unit behaviour during starts.
  • Follow all safety regulations in all venues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Controls and Systems or their designee.


Education and Work Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in automotive/mechanical/electrical engineering.
  • Previous experience of working with control systems in Formula One/Formula E is essential.
  • Previous experience of remote race support or trackside experience is desirable.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Excellent analytical skills relating to mathematics, physics and engineering mechanics.
  • Strong technical background in racing car control systems.
  • Able to work to a consistently high standard in stressful and time sensitive situations.
  • Able to work well in a team environment with personnel at all levels.

Equipment and Applications:

  • Solid knowledge and preferred experience in ATLAS 9/10, System Monitor, MATLAB, Simulink.


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 requires extensive worldwide travel and a willingness to work long and flexible hours including weekends.


This position may require lifting up to 50 pounds, repeated bending, squatting and manual dexterity. Fast-paced work environment requiring heavy mental demands.  Work environment includes 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.



This job description may not detail some less major duties, nor cover duties of a similar nature, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.

At MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, we consider our employees our greatest asset. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive and grow. We value diversity and encourage our employees to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the conversation. Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion are fundamental to who we are as a company and a collective of colleagues. Our commitment to these ethics is steadfast and this promise travels with us wherever we are in the world.

We look after our team with multiple rewards packages, competitive bonuses and year-round health and wellbeing programs, providing you with the tools to motivate and perform at your best. 

If you’re passionate about competition, technology and teamwork, then working at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team could be the perfect fit for you. Motorsport is a dynamic and exciting industry that offers a wide range of opportunities for those who are willing to put in the hard work and dedication required to succeed. Working at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is a highly rewarding experience, as you become a crucial member of a team that is constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and striving for excellence in everything we do.

Join our team and make your passion your profession.



Due to the nature of the organisation, all employees of MoneyGram Haas F1 Team are required to be security cleared to National Security Vetting standards. If successful in your application, we would support you with the NSV process. As a guideline only, you would normally need to have been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years.  Further confirmation can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority  National Security Vetting (NSV) website

If you have not been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years, please be prepared to request an Overseas Criminal Records Check for these countries as you will be asked to provide this for referencing and security checks if you are successful.

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