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Senior Data Scientist – F1 Motorsport South East England

2.62 seconds. The time it takes to service an entire F1 racing car at the pit stop.

2 weeks. How soon you could see the impact of your work translating into visible results for the team on the track.

The data you and your team help to deliver could make or break lap time for one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams.

A lap time that over 500 million people will see at the most-watched annual sporting series in the world.


What’s the role?

You’ll join a department united by a singular objective: to enhance the racing car’s performance and improve its overall speed. Everyone has a role to play – and an impact on the final result. Here, the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts.

As a Senior Data Scientist, you’ll be actively transforming how the team utilises data to achieve peak performance. You’ll have the freedom and flexibility to explore new ways of getting the best out of data structures and numerical analysis. If you can support good ideas with logic, you’ll get all the resources you need to bring them to life.

There’s huge scope and variety. You’ll potentially be looking every aspect of data: how it’s stored, transported and accessed; what are the most effective software and hardware options…You’ll delve into diverse areas including computational fluid dynamics, track data, tyre thermal modelling, and suspension performance.

You’ll be working under the guidance of the Data Science Team Leader and collaborating with a brilliant group of people, each with fresh perspectives to bring to the table. It’s a fantastically friendly and collaborative environment where you can really broaden your professional horizons.


Why join?

DEFINITE DEVELOPMENT: You’ll be part of a world-class organisation with the drive to keep developing. Part of a wave of new hires on the tech side of the business, it’s an ideal time to join and start growing your skills.

COLLABORATIVE CULTURE: This is a tight-knit team, where everyone’s collaborating towards a single clear goal – it makes for an energised and exhilarating environment.

IMMEDIATE IMPACT: Your solutions will be rapidly implemented and you’ll see the results – often in real-time, on race days. Here, you can make a marked difference in a thrilling, high stakes global industry.

INVESTMENT IN INNOVATION: The business is investing in what’s already a highly skilled team to fuel continuous performance improvements. The experience and insights you gain here will help you accelerate your career.

What you can add

You don’t need F1 or motorsport experience but it would be ideal if you have transferable skills from a field like automotive, aerospace or aviation. Or, perhaps you have relevant academic knowledge from Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Physics.

Personally, you’ll call on a proven problem-solving ability, strong detail-focus and the communication skills to articulate complex concepts and accurately capture technical details. Naturally, in such a high-octane environment, you’ll need to be happy hitting deadlines and working at pace.

Beyond that, we’re looking for as many as possible of the following on your CV:

  • Proficiency in Python – you’re familiar with its data science and machine learning libraries.
  • Ideally, experience with cloud-based platforms, particularly Microsoft Azure services
  • A proven ability to develop detailed specifications based on business requirements.
  • You’re abreast of modern software development practices including source control, change management, automated testing, and release procedures.


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