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General Motors

Motorsports Competition - Performance Engineer - Sportscar Lead

Concord, NC


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

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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 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

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Client-provided location(s): Concord, NC, USA
Job ID: General_Motors-JR-202400513
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Adoption Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Stock Purchase Program
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Woman founded/led
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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