Ricardo is a global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy, founded in 1915 our vision is to maximise efficiency and eliminate waste. With a century of experience delivering excellence and innovation, Ricardo now employs over 3000 engineers, scientists and consultants around the world and it is the passion and expertise of this community, which drives us forward and maintains our position of technical leadership. As a business, we value respect, integrity, innovation and passion and guided by these values we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success.
Ricardo Software is responsible for the development, sales and support of advanced engineering analysis software for power-train and vehicle systems, with a worldwide customer base including major automotive manufacturers and tier one suppliers. Our software products comprise tools for the analysis of fluid and mechanical engine, powertrain and vehicle systems, with well-established brands in fluid dynamics modelling.


• You will design and implement graphical user interfaces and solution methods in software for modelling of transmissions and gears.
• You will participate in the entire software lifecycle - define requirements, write/review design documents, implement the approved design, write and conduct tests, correct deficiencies, conduct code reviews, write user documentation and aid the support team.
• You will develop new software or features: liaising with commercial and product teams to understand customer needs; propose solutions; design and implement the chosen solution.
• You will maintain existing Ricardo Software products
• You will deliver projects in an agile environment, and to ISO 9001 quality standards
• You will specify and create tests to demonstrate the correctness of code; tests programs; correction of any shortcomings revealed by in-house or external testing
• You will provide second line technical support


• Degree in engineering, physics, mathematics or computer science
• Experience with mathematical modelling of physical systems
• Proficiency in JAVA (Standard Edition), with a minimum of four years related experience, ideally in user interface and/or graphics programming
• Proficiency in using object-oriented concepts to solve complex problems, preferably in a modelling and simulation context
• Experience with a revision control system (like git, SVN)
• Knowledge of or ability to learn general graphics programming and user interface toolkits
• Ideally experience with both Windows and Linux development environments
• At least intermediate level of English (daily use and communication with native speakers), Czech is not requirement
Additional skills that would be advantageous include:
• Experience with scripting languages
• Agile development (Scrum)

We offer you

& development

Language lessons
during working

Free public

25 days
paid holiday

working time

100% sick pay
after 1st day


Our culture

At Ricardo, you will work with colleagues who are highly educated and skilled at their jobs.  Over 90% of our staff have Bachelor’s degrees, 75% have Master’s and 10% have PhDs.  We have always been an engineering and science company. Your colleagues will have a deep understanding of the fundamentals of how things work.


Ricardo Software develops simulation tools for use mainly in the automotive industry. The products we develop are used for the design, development and optimization of vehicles and internal combustion engines. Some of our developers are engaged in developing solvers that use the finite element method or the finite volume method. Another large group of our employees consists of developers of graphical user interfaces. Moreover, we have a team of specialists that provides our customers with a high-quality support.

The Company

Ricardo is an international engineering and technology company with over 2,900 employees worldwide. We focus on the key challenges facing society today; sustainable transportation, clean energy and responsible use of scarce resources. In Prague, we have our largest technical centre outside of the UK. We support projects around the world that help to develop the next generation of transportation systems.

Ricardo values its reputation as a diverse and inclusive employer