Motorsports NASCAR Tire Performance Engineer

Job Description

Onsite - This role is categorized as onsite. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Concord, NC on a full-time basis.

We are seeking a Tire Performance Engineer within the GM Motorsports NASCAR Tire Performance Team to support Trackhouse Racing. You will be responsible for directly interfacing with Trackhouse Racing, their Engineers, and the GM Motorsports NASCAR Tire Performance Team – this will include (but is not limited to) – DiL attendance, DiL Tire tuning sessions with the Teams and Tire Development Tuning sessions.  Weekly reporting of all relevant tire information to aid in the Teams’ setup development will be accomplished by working closely with Team Simulation Engineers to aid in simulation preparation and development of future simulation models. Your attendance at Motorsports testing across the country – both with GM Motorsports and Trackhouse Racing is critical. In this constantly evolving environment, the GM Motorsports NASCAR Tire Performance 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:

  • Support Trackhouse Racing DiL sessions

  • Support GM Motorsports DiL sessions to aid in tire model development

  • Report weekly all relevant tire information needed for setup development and simulation preparation

  • Support real-time review of Wheel Force Transducer (WFT) data, tire model results and DiL outputs to determine required changes to bring in vehicle/tire balance on DiL or offline simulation

  • 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

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or similar field

  • 2+ years of engineering experience following the completion of a degree

  • Visual Basic, MATLAB, or Python coding experience for modeling and analysis

  • Professional motorsports experience

  • Motorsports data acquisition software experience (Pi Toolbox, MoTeC, Atlas, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a team, as well as work independently

  • Strong organization skills, forward thinking mentality, and a superb attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic, constantly evolving environment, with exceptional work ethic and integrity 

  • This job may be eligible for relocation benefits


What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Experience implementing tire models in real-time simulation environments to support Driver-in-the-Loop project activities

  • Race Engineering experience including vehicle setup development using simulation

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

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

GM is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. GM is committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and advancing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, all practices and decisions relating to terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment are made without regard to an individual's protected characteristics. For purposes of this policy, “protected characteristics" include an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.​

General Motors