Motorsport Vehicle Dynamics Software Engineer

Job Description

Hybrid: This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Concord, NC three times per week, at minimum.

GM Motorsports is seeking a Vehicle Dynamics Software Engineer responsible for contributing to the development of a full-stack simulation toolchain across various racing series (NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA/WEC, F1).  Using software development best-practices in C#/WPF and vehicle dynamics principles you will contribute to both front & back-end development of a simulation toolchain supporting internal engineering efforts and external race teams.  Experience with multi-body vehicle simulation in Dymola and data analysis utilities such as Pi Toolbox and MoTeC will be valuable.  The successful candidate will demonstrate they have excellent software development skills, knowledge/application of vehicle dynamics in motorsports, a high attention to detail, and strong problem-solving skills.  This position is open to international hires.

What You’ll Do:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a vehicle simulation toolchain across multiple race series, for offline simulation & driver-in-the-loop simulator use

  • Collaborate with internal & race team engineers on feature & model development

  • Troubleshoot issues with simulation toolchain and assist in correlation efforts

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related subject

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant motorsports experience in vehicle dynamics & simulation development/usage

  • Experience in any of the following race series: NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA/WEC, F1

  • Experience using vehicle dynamics knowledge/tools for motorsports vehicle development

  • Software development experience with C#, WPF, JavaScript, and similar object-oriented languages

  • Ability to multi-task in a constantly evolving environment, bringing a strong work ethic and integrity; able to work a flexible/hybrid schedule

  • This job may be eligible for relocation benefits

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or Computer Science

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related subject

  • Experience with multi-body vehicle simulation development using Dymola/Modelica

  • Knowledge and experience in aerodynamic & tire testing, modeling, and validation

  • Experience using data analysis software such as Pi Toolbox, MoTeC, McLaren ATLAS

  • Knowledge of FMI standard and deploying FMU’s in co-simulation and model exchange

  • Experience with cloud computing based distributed systems


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Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

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We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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