Motorsports Competition - Performance Engineer - Sportscar Lead

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.

The Role

This role will work within GM Motorsports to lead a group focused on Performance Engineering support of IMSA and WEC Sportscar programs.  This group is responsible for driving on-track performance improvements through guiding long-term vehicle development directions and providing event specific vehicle configuration, setup, and strategy recommendations to supported race teams.  Long-term development is supported through competitor analysis, performance metrics refinement, simulation model correlation, and derivation of improved analysis methods while event specific analysis employs greater use of existing simulation tools/methods to find optima and derive insight through interrogation of prior event timing data and logged track data.  As the group lead, you will provide a key contribution to innovation, setting group priorities, establishing group culture, managing team workload, and building productive relationships with race team partners as well key stakeholders internal and external to GM motorsports. Position is open to international hiring

What You’ll Do

Lead GM Motorsports Performance Engineering Sportscar Group

  • Collaborate with GM supported teams and GM personnel to define group priorities, coordinate team efforts, and effectively integrate work product into performance gains on-track

  • Guide group’s technical direction drawing from motorsports experience, vehicle dynamics knowledge, and insight from latest advances within the industry

  • Engage greater Motorsports Performance Group to share innovations and foster cross-series collaboration

  • Actively engage in team’s technical projects

  • Work closely with GM software group to implement prototype methods into production tools

  • Develop a relaxed, collaborative, and highly productive team environment

  • Periodically travel to race and test events to support on-track activity


Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related subject

  • 8+ years of experience in a top-level motorsports series including NASCAR, IMSA, F1, IndyCar, WEC, or similar

  • Intimate knowledge of simulation workflows in a professional motorsports organization including offline simulation and DIL; demonstrated experience using simulation tools to optimize vehicle performance

  • Proficient programing in python, MATLAB, or similar language

  • Extensive experience analyzing on-track performance and deriving actionable recommendations through application vehicle dynamics principles and statistical methods

  • Proven experience building and managing a highly motivated, high output team

  • Exceptional ability to foster collaboration and navigate relationships with a variety of external partners

  • Strong organization skills, exceptional work ethic, a forward-thinking mentality, and a superb attention to detail

  • This job may be eligible for relocation benefits

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, or related subject

  • Race Engineering experience in a WEC or IMSA LMDh program with intimate knowledge of race car setup, event preparation, technical inspection, race procedures and race strategy

  • Proficiency in Motorsports data analysis software including Pi Toolbox, Atlas, Motec or similar

  • Knowledge and experience in tire modeling, construction, testing, and validation

  • Experience with aerodynamic testing and applying physical and/or CFD results to vehicle modeling tools for on-track performance optimization

  • Familiarity with vehicle testing methods and data reduction from on-track testing, SPMM, and 7-post

About GM

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Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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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