Tire Modeling & Simulation Engineer - Motorsports at General Motors

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

About GM

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Job Description

Remote: This position does not require employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work off-site on a permanent basis.

The Tire Modeling & Simulation Engineer will be responsible for capturing information from a variety of sources inside and outside GM, building and running empirical tire models, interpreting results for motorsports, attending motorsports testing across the country, interfacing with motorsports teams in Charlotte, NC, and enabling the transfer of knowledge from motorsports to GM tire models.

This position offers a career in the fast-paced and challenging environment of tire testing and modeling at General Motors, with specific focus in Motorsports. You will work with state-of-the-art testing and analytical technologies to review tire F&M properties to virtually integrate tire performance to enable vehicle dynamics simulations for original equipment applications - running both in offline and real-time simulation environments.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Review and qualify tire test data for tire modeling - this includes F&M Flat Trac data and Wheel Force Transducer data.

  • 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

  • Travel is required for this position. Tire testing occurs during the week - limited weekend travel may be required to arrive to the test facility.

  • Travel is expected 1-2x/month for 2-4days duration.

  • Travel is domestic.

Additional Job Description

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 2-5 years of Mechanical/CAE/ Software engineering experience

  • Knowledge of tire model fitting routines from Flat-Trac and Wheel Force Transducer data

  • Detailed knowledge of tire design, development and manufacturing processes

  • Experience and understanding of using Magic Formula tire models including synthesis based on tire construction changes

  • MATLAB or Python Coding experience is required

  • Pi Toolbox experience is required

  • Strong Project Management and Leadership skills required

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

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

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 8+ years of Mechanical/CAE/ Software engineering experience

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

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

  • Experience performing vehicle dynamics simulation

  • Experience with Motorsports preferred


BS in Mechanical/CAE/ Software Engineering required

MS or higher in Engineering preferred

The average annual salary paid for this position is $109,283.00.

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

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us atCareers.Accommodations@GM.com. 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.