Head of Aero Software

Description

Location: Silverstone, UK

Reporting to: Aerodynamics Department Manager

Department: Andretti Cadillac at Andretti Global

Background:
Led by racing legend Michael Andretti, the team fields multiple entries in INDYCAR, INDY NXT, IMSA and Formula E. The global racing enterprise boasts over 250 race wins, four INDYCAR Series championships, five INDY NXT titles, one Indy Pro 2000 and one USF2000 championship, and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. The team is now looking to expand into the pinnacle of motorsport through our Andretti Cadillac Team.

Job description:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Aero Software to join the Andretti Cadillac Team at the new Silverstone Facility. In this role, you will Lead a group of software engineers to develop new and existing applications and tools, to support the complete aerodynamic development process, including wind tunnel testing, CFD, correlation and design. At Andretti Global, we aspire to be the absolute best in every aspect of our team. Team members are encouraged to challenge established thinking and share their ideas to create an environment where everyone can contribute to our shared success.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Management and responsibility for the Aero Software team.
  • Providing technical knowledge for the Aero Software team.
  • Leading the development and implementing the latest generation of aerodynamic analysis tools.
  • Signing off software releases.
  • Work closely with aerodynamic engineers and other key influences to improve the ease of understanding complex data.
  • Apply experience and knowledge to set future directions and trends in data analysis and data visualization.
  • Define the user interface in terms of presentation and interaction with the data from a wide range of engineering data sources in conjunction with aerodynamic engineers and other end-users.
  • Produce high performance and well-designed data access tools and APIs to be used by other existing systems.
  • Overseeing the complete design, code, test, release, and maintenance of data analysis applications.

Requirements

  • A minimum 8 years’ relevant experience in a similar role within the motorsport industry.
  • Strong knowledge of software architecture and patterns.
  • Extensive programming skills, ideally with Python, MATLAB, C++, C#, and be able to write clean and testable code with an emphasis on maintainability and future proofing.
  • Well versed with other technologies such as SQL servers and database storage methods in general.
  • Experience with data organization and repository creation using appropriate database and file architecture.
  • Experience in the development and deployment of Al and Machine Learning based systems.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Able to perform duties in a timely manner with minimal errors.
  • Ability to line manage / lead teams effectively.
  • Communicate effectively with key stakeholders/directors.
  • Clear and concise communication, verbally and with the use of email.
  • Strong levels of IT skills including MS Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Positively contribute to an open and inclusive culture.

Please be aware that we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis and this job posting will close once a suitable candidate is identified. We encourage all interested individuals to submit their application as soon as possible.  As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity or marriage and civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

Organization: 
Andretti Cadillac