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Vehicle Dynamics Engineer

Date:  Apr 6, 2021

Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 74834 
Sponsorship Available: Yes 
Relocation Assistance Available: Yes 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position

You will have the opportunity to join the Tire & Performance Science department, in the Tire Vehicle Mechanics – Vehicle Dynamics team, to support tire development and vehicle manufacturers through vehicle dynamics investigations and further development of virtual tire development capabilities.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Support Product Development programs through assessment/benchmarking of the performance of tire/vehicle systems through modeling, testing and simulation.
  • Support Technology Development programs through development of new tire/vehicle test and simulation capabilities, enhancement of our predictive technologies using the latest data analysis tools in conjunction with up-to-date data science methods.
  • Further develop the creativity and innovation capacity of the team with a focus on virtual tire development.
  • Cooperate with vehicle OEM’s, external companies and universities to shape our virtual tire/vehicle development process for efficiency, quality and robustness.
  • Cooperate with CAE, data science and testing teams on lab tire force & moment testing, instrumented vehicle testing, tire/vehicle modeling and simulation.
  • Cooperate with tire design teams and provide recommendations for tire characteristics & tire design tuning to meet tire/vehicle performance objectives.


Required Education and Experience

  • The candidate must have completed a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or Control Theory, preferably in Automotive field.
  • A Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience inside automotive industry (e.g. at a vehicle OEM) or academia for vehicle dynamics.
  • Experience with numerical methods.
  • Experience with data acquisition / analysis software.
  • Experience with instrumentation and sensor installation is an asset.
  • Experience with vehicle modeling and vehicle dynamics simulation software (e.g. CarMaker, VI-CRT, CarSim).
  • Experience with tire modeling and force & moment prediction software (e.g. MF-Tire, CD-Tire, F-Tire).
  • Experience with assessment/benchmarking of performance of tire and vehicle systems.
  • Experience with driving simulator (e.g. Vi-grade, MTS, static or dynamic) is an asset.
  • Experience with chassis and/or steering system development is an asset.
  • Experience with tire testing and prototype tire evaluation is an asset.


Skills and Abilities

  • Strong background in vehicle dynamics or related area.
  • Knowledge of data acquisition and processing software, MATLAB.
  • Knowledge of functional system development approach (V-model).
  • Proficient computer programming skills.
  • Self-motivated individual.
  • Team player with enthusiasm and initiative.
  • Interest in the automotive world, testing activities, virtual development.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.







Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 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 regards 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.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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