Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Engineer

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Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Engineer
Ford Motor Company

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Position Overview/Description:

We are seeking a skilled Vehicle Dynamics engineer to join our Ford Performance team in Concord NC. The Motorsports Engineering group is responsible for overseeing all Ford Performance racing efforts. This group has a career opportunity to join the team as a Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Engineer, supporting our Ford sponsored NASCAR teams.

Position Duties:
  • Work directly with a NASCAR race team using custom vehicle dynamics simulation software for race setup optimization.
  • Support the team’s race preparation process with team directed vehicle dynamics analysis.
  • Attend races as necessary to support race weekend vehicle tuning process with simulation.
  • Plan and conduct rig test of race cars for the purpose of model correlation as necessary.
  • Review and tune tire model data to increase simulation model accuracy as necessary.
  • Contribute to ongoing simulation / simulator enhancement and correlation efforts.
  • Collect subjective feedback and objective data for continual modeling improvement.

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering required
  • 2+ years’ work experience in a professional racing engineering capacity OR in the automotive industry vehicle dynamics discipline
  • 1 course passed in one of the following areas: vehicle dynamics, OR suspension and steering system design, OR aerodynamics and tire modeling
  • 1 course passed in one of the following programs: Atlas, MatLab, Simulink or VBA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science in Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in professional racing or automotive industry in a leadership role highly preferred
  • Dymola simulation software experience highly preferred
  • SAE vehicle competition (Formula SAE / BAJA / Etc.) especially a leadership role highly preferred
  • Suspension /steering / tire design experience
  • Vehicle dynamics development experience
  • Familiarity of Pacejka based tire models
  • Data analysis and programming experience using Atlas, MatLab, Simulink or VBA
  • Extensive experience with vehicle dynamics simulation software
  • Experience in vehicle testing in a laboratory environment
  • Ability to function in a fast paced race environment
  • Highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.