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Job listing closed on 28 Sept 2023
20 Sept 2023

Fibre Systems Technician

🇬🇧 Biggin Hill, UK
Full Time
3+ years exp.

We need a Fibre Systems Technician to bring their skills to the Formula 1 team. Working together with hundreds of people, you will be at the heart of the sport, making every event unforgettable.

Ensuring the performance of the Circuit Communication Ring (CCR) Track Systems fibre network, your work will be split between the Event Technical Centre at the race circuits, and our Media & Technical Centre in Biggin Hill.

Reporting into the Track Systems Team Manager, you will:

  • Optical test, inspect and commission the CCR fibre optic ring at F1 events using optical test equipment and end-face cleaning procedures
  • Work within project build to the highest standards providing reliable and resilient technical solutions
  • As the fibre optic service provider, you will assist in supporting, configuring and monitoring the system for the broadcast, IT, and communications network.
  • Required to ensure the upkeep of equipment list/manifests and liaise with freight department, order new consumables and technical products when requested.
  • First hand support for track side systems including: Track cameras, FIA marshalling, Telemetry, data acquisition and timing as well as paddock systems and F1 team integration.
  • Undertaking race event preparatory work and be able to liaise with F1 departments to ensure CCR race planning is completed in adequate time.
  • Able to provide support to test, service and terminate single/multimode fibre using a variety of connectors.
  • Confident in general wiring practices and termination of data/power cables when required.
  • Keep an interest in new technologies and developments in relation to Track Systems, including contributing in system design and project team involvement.


  • NVQ Level 3
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Vocational Qualification Level 5 (Engineering related field- Electronic/Telecoms)
  • A good understanding of working and terminating fibre optic systems.
  • An understanding of TCP/IP Ethernet networks
  • A proven experience and understanding of technical wiring diagrams
  • Ability to create strong relationships with other colleagues
  • A systematic approach to fault finding
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
  • MS Windows literate particularly in Word, and Excel
  • Good communication skills; Able to explain information to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Capable of performing the rig and de-rig duties as required for a team member
  • Proactive nature and willingness to suggest new ways of working within a changing and growing company environment.
  • Completing work to a high standard with a keen eye for detail
  • Able to communicate clearly and remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills, setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Can travel frequently to perform an operational role at international circuits for occasionally over two weeks at a time
  • The willingness to work long, unsociable hours both in the UK and overseas
  • EU driving license, desirably with experience driving abroad

Join Team Formula 1, make it happen!