Graduate CAE Engineer (1 year FTC)

Graduate CAE Engineer (1 year FTC)

Brackley, United Kingdom

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate engineer within the Research and Development area of the Engineering Group. Working as a member of the CAE Process Team, you will be responsible for projects that deliver enhancements to our software and data analysis capabilities. You will thrive working in a fast paced and ever-changing environment, and this offers a role where you will provide a significant contribution to on-track car performance and reliability.

Key Accountabilities (Duties)

Reporting to a Senior CAE Engineer, your duties will include:

  • Critical review of our existing data analysis systems to identify future opportunities for functionalities and integrations. Ensure that views from stakeholders across the business are gathered and understood.

  • Building new functionality into existing systems and testing these ready for deployment.

  • Exploring the latest techniques and methodologies available to continuously improve our software and data analysis offerings.

  • Ensure we have robust knowledge capture to retain our understanding and improve efficiency of future upgrades.

  • Support the generation of visualisation and dashboard tools to enable us to display data and insights in a clear and concise manner.

  • Proactively collaborate with other areas of the business including the Reliability, Engineering Software and IT groups.

Candidate Profile


  • A passion for software development and improving the tools used by engineers.

  • Experience of coding in a high-level programming language.

  • Ability to collaborate and deliver results across different departments and teams.

  • Proven ability to take the initiative.

  • Curious, committed to continuous learning, and ability to adapt quickly to change.


  • Experience in coding to automate processes, manage data and visualise information.

  • Analysis of live and logged data to draw conclusion of component and system health.

  • Ability to creatively present data in formats that make it accessible and understandable to a wide range of stakeholders and business areas.

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering in a competition environment (such as sport) where the deadline is immovable.

Specific Advantageous Experiences:

  • Coding in any of Python, MATLAB, Javascript, HTML, VBA, DAX, C#.

  • Use of Artificial Intelligence and in particular Machine Learning for solving diverse problems.

  • Working knowledge of High Performance Clusters (HPC’s) including working with GPU’s.

  • Use of ATLAS 10 for analysing live and logged data.

  • Experience in working on vibration testing and analysis problems.

  • Experience with using Dassault 3DX for extracting information from CAD.

  • Dashboard development in business insight tools such as PowerBI or Tibco Spotfire.



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. We welcome applications from all and are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals.   


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.   


Recruitment process:   


Application is fully online. When you apply you will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter (the preferred format is one single pdf file). Please also indicate in your cover letter when you would be available to start.  You will also complete an online application form including details of your academic study and relevant experience – please complete this in full. Following your application, you will be emailed a link to our online psychometric tests, which must also be completed.   


The Hiring Manager will review your application and test scores and if successful you will be invited to the interview stage, which may be virtual or in-person.   


We welcome applications from all candidates, and we may be able to provide sponsorship to those who require a visa to live and work in the UK, subject to meeting all the necessary home office requirements.   


All assessments in the recruitment process are in English: this is the primary language used within the organisation and you will need a good command of it in the role.  

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team