Hybrid: Position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time, but the general expectation is that the employee be onsite an average of 3 days each week.
We are seeking a Tire Team Support Engineer to support GM affiliated race teams by developing and integrating tire models with simulation (real- time and off-line) using flat track, track test, race event, and other applicable data to improve tire performance. You will collect information from sources inside and outside GM, characterize tire models and interpret results for motorsports. You will serve in a GM affiliated team facing role and serve as the main contact between the assigned External Race team(s) and GM Motorsports Tire Modeling Group. You will be assigned to one of the following race series - GM NASCAR Xfinity, GM NASCAR Truck or GM Sports Car.
As a key team member, you will attend Motorsports testing across the country, cooperate with GM affiliated Motorsports teams, and enable the transfer of knowledge from Motorsports to GM Production. In this constantly evolving environment, the team works with innovative testing and analytical technologies to review tire force and moment (F&M) properties to virtually integrate tire performance to enable vehicle dynamics simulations for original equipment applications as well.
Joining the GM Motorsports Organization will provide you with the experience and exposure it takes to build and maintain successful race teams and the opportunity to showcase your vehicle dynamics and simulation 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:
Develop methods to process, review, and qualify tire test data; F&M Flat Trac and Wheel Force Transducer (WFT) for tire modeling
Attend and support Driver Simulation sessions
Scale and synthesize models based on feedback from secondary data sources
Develop extensive enhancements to advance tire models, tools, and methods
Enable tire technology transfer
Support integration of tire models with real-time simulation environments
Domestic travel is required and expected 1-2x/month for 2-4 days in duration; tire testing occurs during the week - limited weekend travel may be required to arrive to the test facility
Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, CAE, or Software Engineering
5+ years of engineering experience following the completion of a degree
Vehicle dynamics and simulation experience
MATLAB or Python coding for modeling and analysis
Pi Toolbox experience
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a team, as well as work independently
Motorsports experience required
What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)
Post-Graduate degree in Mechanical, CAE or Software Engineering
Knowledge of tire model fitting routines from Flat-Trac and WFT data
Experience implementing tire models in real-time simulation environments to support Driver-in-the-Loop project activities
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