Site Reliability / HPC Engineer

The company:

Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning Grands Prix for more than three decades. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1960s.

The Role:

Williams is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic person to join the process and HPC team within the CFD group.  Working under the guidance of our Lead Process Engineer you will work to deliver a highly optimised and effective end-to-end CFD workflow through the development of robust and effective technical solutions.  In addition, you will be responsible for providing backup support for the HPC engineer to ensure systems and processes always remain operational.  This role requires strong technical and problem-solving skills as well as expertise in HPC and Linux systems.  A high degree of user interaction and liaison will be necessary to ensure that the CFD workflow is fit for purpose and delivers on key objectives.

Key Operational Duties:

Assisting in the design and implementation of current and future CFD workflow
Management of key software services used in the CFD process
Developing/Implementing enhanced monitoring and reporting tools
Working with HPC engineer to optimise backend processes
Conducting benchmarking and performance evaluations
Provide at elbow-support to users of the CFD process
Provide out-of-hours support for critical CFD process production issues (within reason)
Liaising with software and hardware vendors
The above list is not exhaustive

Essential Skills / Credentials:

At least 3 years’ relative experience within an industrial setting
Advanced knowledge of Linux systems
Proficient with Linux shell scripting, Python, and ideally C#
Strong understanding of key CFD processes
Experience with OpenFOAM and Star-CCM+
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent oral and written communication

Desirable Skills / Credentials:

Experience in Java, C++, C#, MySQL would be advantageous
Experience in parallel file systems, MPI, batch scheduling, containerisation, and GPU processing
Proven experience with HPC systems
Experience with OpenFOAM and Star-CCM+
F1 experience would be advantageous but not essential
A flexible approach to working is essential for this role
Out of hours and some weekend working is expected
All work will be factory based in Grove

What can Williams offer?

The Williams Group is based in Grove, Oxfordshire. We offer free onsite parking and large open green spaces to unwind during breaks. We are a short 5 minutes’ from Wantage, our closest town centre. We have an on-site gym that is free to use for all staff and contractors. We also have a subsidised restaurant on site. Please scroll down the page to review our benefits suite below.

Application closing date: All applications must be received by 13th May 2021

The Williams Group is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.

Strictly no agencies.

Williams Benefits

26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

Williams Mercedes Car Scheme

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Williams Bonus scheme

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Williams Childcare Vouchers

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Vouchers & Teds Premier Childcare

Williams Cybex Gym

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Williams Medical Insurance

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits

Williams Pension Life Assurance Income Protection


Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Williams Subsidised Canteen

Staff Events

Staff Events, Open Day to friends and family, Christmas Party for both employees and their children

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website