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Principal Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics and Tire Modeling


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 112882 
Sponsorship Available: Yes 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position  

The Tire Intelligence team seeks a highly motivated individual to technically lead the development of algorithms relying on advanced vehicle dynamics and tire modeling principles. These algorithms will be a key enabler for launching innovative mobility solutions and services for OEMs and fleets. 


Primary Responsibilities  

  • Act as a subject matter expert for the global tire intelligence algorithm development team 
  • Provide technical and strategic consultation to the leadership team 
  • Develop forward looking and high-level technology strategy and direction 
  • Initiate projects aligned with the strategic roadmap 
  • Leverage open innovation, bridging the technology readiness gap and working with universities and research institutions to bring ideas from early concepts to realization. 
  • Understand competitive landscape and ensure intellectual property (IP) protection through patent/trade secret applications and defensive publications 
  • Project technology trends to create future mobility scenarios and disruptive innovation. 
  • Establish and maintain a repository of external publications on relevant topics  
  • Provide mentoring, coaching, and training to the algorithm developers in the field of vehicle dynamics and tire modeling. Motivate team members to reach their full potential. 
  • Represents Goodyear externally as a technology expert in the field of vehicle dynamics and tire modeling 


 Required Education and Experience  

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or related field) and 10+ years of relevant experience OR Master's Degree in related field & 15+ years experience 
  • Deep expertise in vehicle dynamics and tire modeling topics 
  • Strong interest in the future of personal mobility and commercial transport 
  • Experience working across diverse cultural and geographic boundaries. 
  • Experience leading technology development projects  
  • Experience working on global teams, experience participating in external partnerships   


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the vehicle dynamics and tire mechanics topics for passenger cars, LCVs, and heavy-duty trucks 
  • Extensive experience with vehicle dynamics modeling programs such as CarMaker, VI-Grade, Dymola, ADAMS or CarSim 
  • Experience in tire testing and/or modeling, including experience processing and/or fitting tire test data taken on a flat belt test machine (SOVA, Calspan, Smithers, MTS, etc.) 
  • Experience in Magic Formula tire models, FTire, MF-Swift, or CDTire Modeling experience 
  • Knowledge of virtual sensing approaches for vehicle dynamics. 
  • Expert in solving complex technical problems  
  • Demonstrated expertise in transferring technology to the point of use in products 
  • Demonstrated ability to document standards / best practices  
  • Ability to identify areas for future technology development to close competitive gaps  
  • Working knowledge of project management methodologies  
  • Excellent technical leadership skills  


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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