Various Positions within the Aerodynamics Department

At Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN, we have some exciting opportunities for talented individuals to join our Aerodynamics Department in Hinwil (Switzerland).

Are you

  • Highly self-motivated, dedicated, creative, result-oriented, and able to work independently with some flexibility in terms of working hours?
  • A team player but with the initiative to make own decisions?
  • Able to work under pressure with minimal supervision?
  • Open to learning from others and sharing knowledge with others?
  • Someone who, regardless of the task set, always has a high work ethic and is committed to a positive image of the department and the entire team?
  • Organized, methodical and able to communicate complex ideas clearly?

If you have Formula 1 experience and are interested in the following roles, please get in touch!

For all positions, you will require a Swiss work permit or an EU nationality and must  meet the criteria for a work permit in Switzerland.

Vacancies:

  1. Team Leader Aerodynamicist (REF221201)
  2. Aerodynamicist / Senior Aerodynamicist (REF221202)
  3. Senior Aero Performance Engineer (REF221203)
  4. Senior CFD Correlation / Methodology Engineer (REF221204)
  5. Aero Software Developer (REF221205)
  6. CFD /HPC Software Developer (REF221206)
  7. Senior Surface Aero Designer (REF221207)

 

Team Leader Aerodynamicist (REF221201)

Would you like to

  • Primarily focus on managing a group of aerodynamicists effectively, reporting to a principal aerodynamicist?
  • Deliver aerodynamic performance to the race car, by analysing CFD and wind tunnel data as well as innovating throughout the design & development process?
  • Help to build an understanding of aerodynamic structures and behaviours around the race car?
  • Suggest, investigate and, where applicable, implement new methods and processes to improve efficiency of aerodynamic ideas generation, design, testing, analysis and reporting?
  • Contribute to collaborative discussions and efforts to improve whole-car performance, offering ideas and taking on board feedback from others?

Do you have

  • At least 6 to 7 years’ experience as well as a track record as a (senior) aerodynamicist in Formula 1?
  • A strong educational background in aerodynamics, with a degree in engineering that incorporates either aerodynamics or fluid mechanics?
  • Experience in planning and organising aerodynamic projects against pre-agreed targets; this in collaboration with other Group Leaders?
  • Proficient computer skills including CFD and 3D CAD software (preferably CATIA V5/V6)?
  • A strong technical understanding of CFD and wind tunnel test techniques as well as experience of running wind tunnel testing programs?
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and an analytical approach, with attention to detail?
  • The capacity to lead a project and achieve performance targets within strict deadlines?
  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills to effectively manage a small team of people?

 

Aerodynamicist / Senior Aerodynamicist (REF221202)

Would you like to

  • Work within one of our development groups?
  • Be involved in all aspects of aerodynamic development including innovative concept definition, testing and analysis of the numerical and experimental simulations?
  • Work closely with other aerodynamicists, CFD engineers and model designers to make a substantial contribution towards the performance of our race car?
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop innovative thinking, tools, and processes?
  • Suggest, investigate and, where applicable, implement new methods and processes to improve efficiency of aerodynamic ideas generation, design, testing, analysis, and reporting?
  • Mentor less experienced aerodynamicists to improve their skills?

Do you have

  • Experience as well as a track record as an aerodynamicist in Formula 1?
  • A strong educational background in aerodynamics, with a degree in engineering that incorporates either aerodynamics or fluid mechanics?
  • Proficient computer skills including CFD and 3D CAD software (preferably CATIA V5/V6)?
  • A strong technical understanding of CFD and wind tunnel test techniques as well as experience of running wind tunnel testing programs?
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and an analytical approach, with attention to detail?
  • The capacity to achieve performance targets within strict deadlines?
  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills?

 

Senior Aero Performance Engineer (REF221203)

Would you like to

  • Work in our Aerodynamic Department with special focus on aerodynamic performance?
  • Help the process of extracting the best performance from the wind tunnel tests?
  • Model the aero data for the simulation tools and the simulator?
  • Analyse aerodynamic track data?
  • Work closely to the aerodynamic department and vehicle performance team to assess the car’s performance on track?

Do you have

  • A MSc or PhD in Aerospace/Motorsport Engineering with focus on Aerodynamics?
  • At least 5yrs experience in the aero department as aerodynamicst or aero performance engineer?
  • Programming skills in Matlab and Python?
  • The language skills to converse fluently and write reports in English?
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical approach, with attention to details?
  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills?

 

Senior CFD Correlation / Methodology Engineer (REF221204)

Would you like to

  • Work in our Aerodynamic Department with special focus on Correlation and CFD modelling?
  • Apply your competences to improve the accuracy and reliability of our aero-development tools?
  • Work closely to the experimental and computational development of our F1 car’s aerodynamics?
  • Work closely to the assessment of car’s performance on track?
  • Work closely to the development of the applied CFD codes?

Do you have

  • A MSc or PhD in Aerospace/Motorsport Engineering with focus on Aerodynamics and CFD?
  • A strong background on fluid physics, numerical methods, turbulence modelling and have you kept yourself up to date about the latest advancements in the field?
  • At least 4yrs experience in the application of CFD and WT testing to the development of racing car aerodynamics (specific experience on F1 aerodynamics would be an advantage)?
  • Given attention to and actively worked on the analysis and improvement of the correlation among the various sources of aerodynamic data (CFD, WT, Track)?
  • Programming skills in C++, Python, and VBA scripting and experience with open-source CFD codes?
  • Knowledge of the CATIA V5/V6 GSD and part design workbench would be an advantage?

 

Aero Software Developer (REF221205)

Would you like to

  • Develop and create the latest generation of aerodynamic analysis tools?
  • Work closely with aerodynamic engineers to improve the ease of understanding complex data.
  • Apply your experience and knowledge to help us set future directions and trends in data analysis and data visualization?
  • Be responsible to define the look and feel of the user interface in terms of presentation and interaction with the data from a wide range of engineering data sources.
  • Be responsible for producing high performance and well-designed data access tools and APIs to be used by other existing systems.
  • Complete design, code, test, release and maintenance of data analysis applications?

Do you have

  • An MSc or PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics
  • Strong programming skills. The company is technologically open minded. Experience with the following would be beneficial:
  • Python (v3.x), Qt, PostgreSQL and real time engineering signal data processing.
  • C#, .NET and integrating with other technologies such as SQL Server and C++.
  • Experience with data organisation and repository creation using appropriate database and file technologies.
  • Interest in the development and deployment of AI and Machine Learning based systems.
  • Experience in working in dynamic and challenging environment?

 

CFD Tools Software Developer (REF221206)

Would you like to

  • Work in our CFD group to further enhance tools for CFD projects?
  • Develop specific software tools and user interfaces to further automate labour-intensive, repetitive work?
  • Able to contribute to the HPC system administration and parallel software improvements
  • Work on innovative techniques for CFD, involving cutting edge technologies like Machine Learning?
  • Help us to set future directions and trends in advanced CFD methods?
  • Work in an agile software development team?

Do you have

  • A MSc or PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics (ideally Machine Learning related)?
  • Strong programming skills (Python, C++, jQuery / JavaScript)?
  • Knowledge of web programming (Django an advantage)?
  • Knowledge of Linux computer architecture?
  • Experience with HPC systems and MPI?
  • Experience with database engines?

 

Senior Surface Aero Designer (REF221207)

Would you like to

  • Work as surface expert within our Aerodynamics department for the Formula 1 project?
  • Work close with the aerodynamicists and CFD engineers?
  • Generate complex surface models via the CATIA 3DExpirience CAD system as main activity?
  • Continuously maintain and improve the complex and already very sophisticated methodology of the surface models?
  • Improve the aerodynamic performance of a race car in collaboration with Aerodynamicists, other Aero Designers and across departments within a very short lead time?
  • Develop innovative and comprehensive aerodynamic concept studies within the CAD system?
  • Prepare CAD models for CFD calculations and further develop them in collaboration with Aerodynamicists?

Do you have

  • A basic training as designer (technical college) or mechanical engineer (university of applied sciences) or a technical designer education with corresponding professional experience?
  • Aork experience in motorsport Formula 1 in similar position?
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience in surface aerodynamic design?
  • Professional experience in designing complex surface models in CATIA V5/V6/3Dx?
  • Very broad and detailed knowledge of the CATIA GSD workbench?
  • Working routine with FIA Formula 1 regulations?
  • Good visualisation skills and imagination?
  • A very good command of English?

 

If you feel you are the right person and would like to work in a dynamic and cross-functional environment, with second to none quality of life in the heart of Europe, we are looking forward to receiving your application via this link to our application platform, stating the desired position!

Contact

Address
Sauber Group of Companies
c/o Sauber Motorsport AG
Wildbachstrasse 9
8340 Hinwil, Switzerland

Rolf Matsch, Human Resources
20.12.2022