Software Engineer (Simulation)

Software Engineer (Simulation)

Hybrid / Brackley, UK

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.

About the Role:

We are looking for engineers and computer scientists with excellent skills mathematical modelling, numerical analysis and computational methods (particularly in optimisation and numerical optimal control) along with the ability to write quality for the development of advanced vehicle simulations.

In this role, you will work collaboratively across a variety of areas to improve and shape the computational capabilities of the team by creating innovative engineering solutions to real problems. This position will report directly to the Lead Capability Simulation and Modelling Engineer.

We believe that we work best together as a team. This role will have a hybrid working arrangement with a combination of working from home and working from our campus in Brackley.

As a Software Engineer (Simulation), your responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to our high-performance simulation software with advanced physical models and simulation algorithms.

  • Improving the performance, usability, and efficiency of existing models and algorithms.

  • Innovating to advance the state-of-the-art in modelling and simulation group technology and further develop our models and simulation.

  • Delivering on strategic projects and goals for the team in the field on modelling and simulation while pragmatically meeting the needs of a racing team.

To be successful you will have:Essential:

  • A degree in computer science or engineering (MEng, MSc or PhD) or a similar qualification.

  • Previous  experience in a similar role in industry and/or academia.

  • Demonstrated interest in performance optimisation of algorithms, linear solvers and parallel computing.

  • Proficiency with at least one general-purpose programming language (Python, C++, MATLAB or equivalent).

  • Strong fundamentals in numerical analysis, computational methods, and understanding of classical mechanics.

  • Understanding of software engineering practices, algorithms and software design.

  • Excellent communicative and collaborative skills.

  • The capability, enthusiasm and attitude essential for our work environment.

  • Experience working on multiple projects in parallel, delivering high-quality work on time.


  • A solid understanding of optimisation theory, non-linear programming techniques, engineering optimisation numerical optimal control and/or linear solvers.

  • Experience with parallel programming, ideally OpenMP, MPI or CUDA.

What do we offer:

Supported and mentored by knowledgeable engineers, you will see your skills develop. Immersed in a culture of empowerment and fresh thinking, you will take the next step in a successful career.t the heart of our performance. 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.


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. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment, employee well-being programme.

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.

Your application:

We will ask you to complete a questionnaire as well as submitting a cover letter and CV. Please note if you would like to include a cover letter please upload it with your CV as one PDF document.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team