Modis and Formula E Recognize Behind-the-Scenes Talent that Powers Electric Racing

Official Innovation Partner spotlights bright minds in IT and engineering during 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season finale in New York

JACKSONVILLE, Fla- Modis, a leading brand of the Adecco Group and a global leader in professional solutions for IT, engineering and life sciences, will connect the world’s brightest talent with electric street racing as the Official Innovation Partner of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Together, Modis and Formula E will offer cutting-edge opportunities to IT and engineering professionals across the globe, while bringing attention to the behind-the-scenes talent that drives groundbreaking performance and technological innovation in the world of electric racing.

In kicking off the partnership, Modis worked with Formula E to develop the role of the Innovation Manager, a new internship experience working alongside Formula E’s Head of Technology, Eric Ernst. Following Modis’ global search for the Innovation Manager, one talented person will earn the opportunity to help design, implement and oversee a new software platform for the series in time for the first race of the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Innovators can still apply here through July 1, 2018.

To underline the major role and talent of Formula E engineers within electric street racing, Modis also launched a Formula E talent recognition initiative, the inaugural Modis Engineer of the Year Award. Each Formula E team was able to nominate one outstanding engineer for this official award. A Global Board of Formula E experts will serve as a jury and determine the winner.

The Innovation Manager and Engineer of the Year will be announced during the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season finale double-header weekend at the Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix. The races will take place in Red Hook, Brooklyn, on July 14 and 15, after 10 rounds in some of the world’s leading cities over the last seven months. Ten teams including manufacturers such as Audi, Renault and Jaguar take part, alongside drivers such as Nelson Piquet, Sebastien Buemi and reigning champion Lucas di Grassi.
“As the Official Innovation Partner of Formula E, Modis is proud to highlight not only the technology and engineering efforts that go into powering an electric racing team, but also the expert talent who make it possible,” said Trent Beekman, president of recruitment solutions at Modis. “We look forward to recognizing the Innovation Manager and Engineer of the Year, as we celebrate the Formula E race champion.”

“The Innovation Manager and Engineer of the Year initiatives are important platforms for appreciating engineering and IT talent and their role in driving progress in electric vehicle technology and across industries around the world,” added Ger Doyle, president of enterprise solutions at Modis. “We work with thousands of technology and engineering experts every day, and we see our partnership with Formula E as a unique opportunity to advance these important professions and educate others about exciting and rewarding careers in these fields.”

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