Software Engineer

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated Software Engineer to develop and grow the suite of CFD applications used by Red Bull Technology and Red Bull Powertrains.

Working within the Technology & Analysis Tools department from our Milton Keynes campus, our mission is to develop the technology that enables our engineers to develop championship winning Formula 1 cars and power-units. This is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the technology that will deliver performance on the racetrack.

We want to work with people who are excited by this challenge and have the talent to deliver performance to continue to win on the racetrack.

Your impact:

  • Develop high performance C++ code for Linux and Windows

  • Optimize code for performance, reliability and maintainability

  • Participate in architecture, design and code review

  • Work closely with a cross-functional team of software engineers, aerodynamicists, and engine designers

What we look for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar field

  • Solid grasp of fundamental computer science concepts

  • Previous experience doing C++ development

  • High standards for code quality, performance, and testing

  • Excellent communication skills

Bonus points for

  • Being interested in Formula 1 racing!

  • Knowledge of Qt and OpenGL for desktop applications

  • Previous experience working within the CFD domain

  • Familiarity with container orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes

Not only is this a fantastic role, but it is also a fantastic team to work with here at Red Bull Powertrains. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too such as our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free food, and a cycle to work scheme; but above all, the job satisfaction doesn’t get any better than the feeling of making a real contribution to the function of our grand prix cars.

Mon, 5 Feb 2024

Red Bull Powertrains