General Motor

General Motor

Motorsports DiL Controls Engineer


Onsite - Position requires an employee to be onsite on a full-time basis.

The Role

We are seeking a highly skilled and passionate DiL (Driver in the Loop) Controls Engineer to join our dynamic motorsports team. As a Systems Engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and implementing cutting-edge control systems for our DiL simulators. Your expertise will be essential in supporting DiLs in use for multiple racing series, gaining a competitive edge across all GM motorsports endeavors.

What You'll Do

  • Control System Development: Design and develop control algorithms, strategies, and models for various DiL systems

  • Data Analysis: Analyze telemetry and sensor data collected from test runs and races to assess vehicle performance, identify areas for improvement, and fine-tune control systems accordingly

  • System Integration: Collaborate with other engineering teams, including electronics, powertrain, chassis, and aerodynamics, to integrate control systems seamlessly to ensure overall system compatibility

  • Safety and Reliability: Implement safety features and fail-safe mechanisms to protect drivers and equipment

  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay updated with relevant motorsports regulations and ensure that control systems comply with the specified rules and regulations for different race categories.

  • Documentation: Create comprehensive documentation, including control system specifications, testing procedures, and performance reports, to facilitate knowledge sharing and support future developments

  • Research and Innovation: Stay abreast of the latest trends and advancements in control systems, electronics, and motorsports technology, and apply innovative solutions to gain a competitive edge

  • Additional Description

    Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems, or a related field

  • 5+ years of post-graduation experience in motorsports or automotive industry

  • Proven experience as a Controls Systems Engineer in the motorsports or automotive industry

  • Strong proficiency in control theory, modeling, and system identification techniques

  • Proficiency in using simulation software such as MATLAB/Simulink, Dymola, or similar tools

  • Knowledge of motorsports data acquisition systems and data analysis tools

  • Solid programming skills in languages such as C/C++, Python, or similar

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams

  • What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Motorsports regulations and safety standards

  • Experience with rapid prototyping tools and hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) testing

  • About GM

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    Job details


    Motorsports DiL Controls Engineer


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    September 03, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

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    Together, we want to make electric vehicles for everyone and safely push transportation beyond our wildest imaginations with autonomous vehicles and advance hydrogen fuel cell technology. We are proud of our achievements so far, but there is more work to be done. Together, for everyone.


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