After more than 60 years away from Formula One, Aston Martin came back to the grid in 2021. Based in Northamptonshire, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team has almost 800 passionate people at its heart, making a team with both a rich heritage and a fresh perspective – bringing new energy to the sport with a determination to shake up the order and compete at the sharp end.

The Aston Martin era represents the beginning of a new journey for us, but the racer’s attitude and can-do approach remain central pillars in the team’s philosophy. The focus is always on improving performance and delivering results. With fresh investment and energy, the stage is set to build on Aston Martin’s rich history in motorsport and establish Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team as a competitive force in the years ahead.

To succeed on this mission, the team is looking for talented individuals who share our passion for racing and hunger for competition. It’s a stimulating and rewarding place to work, with pure racing at the core of everything we do. We are building for a strong future and every member of the team will play an important role in our success.

We are a brave and united team who value authenticity, honesty, and are never afraid to question conventions. We embrace these values in ways that reflect our modern world. If you share our racer’s spirit and want to contribute to the next chapter in Aston Martin’s glorious history, please apply and join one of the most exciting projects in Formula One.

We have a new opportunity to be part of the Vehicle Performance Team in the role of Simulator Test Engineer.

Reporting to the Head of Vehicle Performance, the role is centred around the operation of Driver In the Loop Simulator (DILSim) sessions and the analysis of test items.

Involvement in other areas of the Vehicle Performance Group may occasionally be required.

The position will involve close cooperation with Race Engineering, Performance Simulation, Performance Software, Controls, Aerodynamic Performance and Tyre groups.

It’s the role of the Simulator Test Engineer to:

  • Schedule test items according to priority and event calendar.

  • Prepare setups/car configs and liaise with the relevant groups to ensure model functionality requirements are met.

  • Create and execute efficient run programs considering the elements of real-world testing.

  • Coordinate the driver(s) activities.

  • Report the findings post session to the technical group in a clear, time relevant manner.

  • Contribute to the DILSim program in between session with analysis tool development and productivity improvements.

A successful candidate will possess the following skills, qualifications & experience:

  • Trackside race/performance engineering experience, including driver interaction.

  • An excellent degree in Engineering, Physics or Data Science related discipline.

  • Ability to create efficient session run plans, focusing on key deliverables.

  • Ability to understand and describe mechanical systems.

  • Strong problem solving, mathematical and analytical skills.

  • Capacity to report complex technical information concisely and professionally to tight deadlines.

  • Experience of creating and using data analysis tools with an awareness of statistical relevance.

Any of the following skills, qualifications & experience would be relevant, but are not essential:

  • Development & use of tyre models.

  • Knowledge of sports psychology.

  • Model correlation techniques.

  • Atlas, SystemMonitor/TAG SECU.

  • Matlab, C#, Python, HTML, VBA

  • SIMPACK, Dymola.

The role will be based at the Silverstone Factory / Brackley premises however there may be a requirement to travel as and when requested to meet the requirements of the Company.

Aston Martin Formula One Team is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion, belief, sex or sexual orientation. We strive to be a Team that reflects all the communities with which we engage around the world through diversity in the workplace and promoting an inclusive culture in which all team members are respected, empowered and valued.