Test and Development Engineer

Test and Development Engineer

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.

We are looking for a talented test engineer to join our team at a time when we are committing significant investment into our in-house testing capabilities. Working collaboratively across the technical and operations areas of the business you will be responsible for the setup, execution, and reporting of experiments and tests in a fast paced and ever-changing environment. This is a role where you will provide a significant contribution to on-track car performance and reliability, as well as contribute to our long-term Research and Development goals.

Key Accountabilities (Duties):

Reporting to the Lead Test Engineer – Test and Development, your duties will include:

  • Liaise with our Design, Performance and Race Engineers to implement test programmes that deliver results to the track within the required timeframes and constraints.

  • Maintain collaborative inter-departmental relationships within the Engineering Group, as well as across our Operations, Finance and Trackside areas.

  • Engineering support for tests where there are multiple departments making requests across reliability and performance areas - for example, our Seven Post or Twelve Axis activities.

  • In-depth data analysis and the development of software tools in support of suspension, powertrain and safety structures testing.

  • Work closely with the Data Quality Group to ensure that we deliver the highest practicable quality of data – necessary to drive a Right-First-Time decision making process.

  • Creating and maintaining test profiles and ensuring their continual validation against track.

  • Publication of event documentation (including test items, run plans, and job lists) to ensure the our test events are operated to a level of efficiency as if we were trackside.

  • Clear and concise daily and post event reporting of test progress to relevant stakeholders.

  • Continuous improvement of our testing processes – making sure our next event is an improvement over the previous.

  • Support the enablement for our test facilities for commercial use.

Candidate Profile:


  • Engineering or physics degree, or equivalent qualification(s).

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a high-performance engineering environment.

  • Experience in delivering experimental results in support of a fast-paced programme.

  • 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.

  • Trackside motorsport experience.

  • 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:

  • Setup and operation of Seven Post rigs for ride reliability and performance investigations.

  • Use of Instron software and hardware for performing proof and fatigue experiments.

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

  • Previous trackside F1 experience.

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

  • Knowledge of single seater suspension system configurations and performance trades.

  • Knowledge of single seater safety homologation requirements.

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


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. We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment and employee well-being programmes.  

Why us:

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. Whatever your background, we believe that you will find working with us rewarding and enriching.

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