Race Engineer

Position Overview

Primarily responsible for working in a team environment to optimize the aerodynamic and mechanical setup parameters of a NASCAR Cup Series racecar using a variety of proprietary engineering tools including full vehicle and driver-in-the-loop simulation models.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Utilize engineering principles to optimize vehicle design and performance.
  • Create vehicle models for simulation using proprietary tools.
  • Organize, analyze, and interpret test data and simulation results.  
  • Correlate simulation data with track data.
  • Develop and study trends of key performance indicators and use as an aid to vehicle setup evolution.
  • Make conclusions and offer recommendations based on data and empirical knowledge.
  • Create and support test plans for Driver in Loop (DIL) simulation sessions.
  • Create and support test plans for track tests.
  • Instrument vehicles and calibrate sensors for track testing.
  • Assist mechanics with vehicle setup.
  • Support all on track activity either remotely or with travel as determined by team manager.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager.


Required Skills, Experience and Abilities

To perform the job successfully, you should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree or higher.
  • 3+ years of motorsports experience in NASCAR’s top three divisions.
  • 2+ years of experience using data analysis tools such as Motec i2, Pi, or Atlas required.  Motec i2 is preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience using full vehicle simulation tools to characterize vehicle behavior.
  • Demonstrated understanding of vehicle dynamics and race related performance engineering principles.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to assess and react to situations in a fast-paced stressful environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Skills to work independently and in group settings.
  • Ability to operate well under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and propose solutions to complex issues.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to drive execution and results.
  • Legally eligible to live and work in the United States.