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Motorsports Tire Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Company: General Motors
Location: Concord
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.
We are seeking a Tire Modeling & Simulation 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. 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 tire models. 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 will do:

  • Develop methods to process, review, and qualify tire test data; F&M Flat Trac and Wheel Force Transducer (WFT) for tire modeling

  • Attend WFT track testing

  • Fit tire test data (F&M Flat Trac and WFT) to models with documented quality

  • 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

    Additional Job Description
    What you will need:

    • 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

      Nice to have:

      • Knowledge of tire model fitting routines from Flat-Trac and WFT data

      • Experience in developing advanced tire models that include wear, friction, and thermal effects

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

      • Motorsports experience

        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.---
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Keywords: General Motors, Charlotte , Motorsports Tire Modeling & Simulation Engineer, Engineering , Concord, North Carolina

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