Simulator Software Developer - Jaguar TCS Racing



Fortescue WAE exists to accelerate the advantage and impact of our clients. We do it through innovative engineering and technology that solves complex problems and brings a step-change in weight, speed, and efficiency. Join us to help fulfil our mission to accelerate an efficient, electric, and sustainable future.


An opportunity has arisen for a Simulator Software Developer to join the Jaguar TCS Racing department in a rapidly expanding and exciting work environment. The purpose of this role is to develop and maintain our DIL infrastructure & supporting systems to deliver the most realistic simulator environment


Job role:


  • Write software to replicate the real car environment virtually. This will involve (but not be limited to) developing the vehicle model & subsystems, the setup interface, the data offload, graphical representation, motion cueing & accompanying visual display systems.
  • Build and maintain in-house software applications to assist with data management, metrics, race management, energy management and strategy.
  • Understand and optimise how to use real-time operating systems.
  • Maintain and develop the back-end IT infrastructure.
  • Work with hardware and software suppliers to integrate their systems into ours.
  • Attend DIL sessions with diagnostics support.


You’ll have:


  • Strong degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or relevant engineering subject, minimum Masters level 
  • Previous experience with bespoke and commercial Simulators would be an advantage.
  • Proficient with programming and analysis languages e.g. Matlab, Python, JavaScipt C++, C, & C#
  • Good knowledge of Atlas, System Monitor & dSpace an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Tyres, Vehicle Dynamics & Aerodynamics. Experience with performance control systems an advantage.


Person Specification:


  • Self-motivated problem solver with a “Can do” attitude and high levels of initiative.
  • Calm & confident communicator with the ability to communicate information clearly, sometimes within a high-pressure / time-sensitive environment.
  • Flexible & comfortable with significant travel. Events will require working long hours over weekends.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to motivate & maximise each individual within a team environment.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Highest levels of professionalism and integrity


We’ll provide:


  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career
  • A supportive and empowering work environment


Application deadline:


The closing date for applications is 15th March 2024.




Kidlington, Oxfordshire 


Disclaimers and DEI:


You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At Fortescue WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills. Fortescue WAE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.