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Motorsport Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Engineer

General Motors

General Motors

North Carolina, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

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

GM Motorsports is seeking a Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Engineer responsible for multiple areas of simulation to help define test procedures for vehicles on the racetrack to gather required data to validate existing models and develop advanced models to improve the accuracy of the simulation toolchain. The vehicle dynamics simulation will also be used to increase engineering understanding of vehicle dynamics and play into many aspects of race car performance development. Experience in multibody vehicle dynamics modeling using Modelica Libraries in Dymola and knowledge of motorsport simulation tools is valuable. Your passion for creating highly accurate and numerically efficient models will aid in your success. Position is open to international hiring.

What You’ll Do

  • Play a key role in the development of new simulation toolchains and in the improvement of existing models

  • Bring the state of the art in simulation model development to our tools

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related field

  • Minimum 2 years of motorsport experience such as F1, Sports Car, IndyCar, or NASCAR

  • Knowledge of various aspects of vehicle modeling - suspension kinematics, tire models

  • Extensive knowledge of developing multibody vehicle models using Modelica Libraries in Dymola

  • Understand how to optimize model performance for use in real-time Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulators

  • Experience formulating and solving minimum lap time, quasi-static simulation problems

  • Knowledge of motorsport simulation tools and how they are used in practice

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to interact well with others

  • Must be a team player, be able to work a flexible schedule, and have a high level of integrity

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Familiarity with FMI standards and deploying FMU’s in co-simulation and model exchange

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 Careers.Accommodations@GM.com 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.​