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We are seeking a Motorsports Computational Fluid Dynamics Senior Methods Developer to join a multi-disciplined team of engineers and technicians who are responsible for developing, testing, and maintaining a suite of software tools used to run and analyze full car and subsystem simulations of varying complexity. You will work with GM Motorsports colleagues and GM race teams to ensure the teams can develop the highest performing vehicles possible. Working within the motorsports aerodynamics team, you will provide toolchain and methodology support and development for the various CFD programs that GM Motorsports manages.
Joining the GM Motorsports Organization will provide you with the experience and exposure it takes to work in a competitive environment and the opportunity to showcase your CFD methods and toolchain research and development skills , contribute to innovation, connect lessons learned in racing to production intent vehicles, work cross functionally with our partners and ultimately, help shape the future of Motorsports.
What You'll Do:
Support and develop the tools used to run and analyze various models capable of detailed aerodynamic simulation
Utilize the agile framework to manage, track and implement changes made to the CFD tool chain
Interface with other software engineering groups to ensure the CFD toolchain is well integrated with other Motorsports tools
Remain apprised of the latest developments in the field of CFD to improve the methods utilized for aerodynamic simulation of the racecar and its working components
Use your knowledge of the CFD process to develop analyst focused workflow and tools
Interface and collaborate with GM Race Teams, GM Virtual Design and Development Group, GM IT and GM Software groups in the development of tools to be used over a wide range of programs
Your Skills and Abilities (Required Qualifications):
Bachelors or Master's degree in Engineering, Software Development, or a related subject with coursework in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics.
PhD with relevant research experience or 5+ years industry experience as a CFD Engineer, Aerodynamicist or Software Development Engineer
Proficiency in Java and Python scripting languages
Knowledge of Microsoft PowerBi Desktop and Services, and database development
Experience with the Agile (or similar) framework in a software development capacity
Substantial experience with CFD software (Star CCM+ preferred) and visualization related software and methods
Strong written, verbal, and organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment, with strong work ethic and integrity
Self-motivation along with the ability to effectively work with others and support team goals
What Will Give you a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):
Experience using CFD to drive and automate the aerodynamic development of an automobile
Proficiency in Linux, Windows, and Microsoft Azure environments
Proficiency with Git, employing effective version control strategies to maintain code integrity.
Knowledgeable in DevOps practices, focusing on implementation and maintenance of automated release pipelines
Skilled in crafting, executing, and automating unit tests, to elevate code quality and ensure software reliability and robustness.
Understanding of various aerodynamic turbulence models as they relate to specific CFD test methods and results
Expertise of CAD software automation (Siemens NX and ANSA preferred)
Knowledge of AI/ML methods as they pertain to aerodynamics
Experience with the architecture and performance of various automotive race vehicles
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