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IMSA Simulation and Performance Engineer

IMSA Simulation and Performance Engineer

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US-FL-Daytona Beach
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IMSA (International Motor Sports Association)

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Company Overview

The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was originally founded in 1969 and owns a long and rich history in sports car racing. Today, IMSA is the sanctioning body of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the premier sports car racing series in North America. IMSA also sanctions the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda, as well as four one-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama; Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama; Ferrari Challenge North America; and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA – a company within the NASCAR family – is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. For more information, visit, or

Job Description

IMSA seeks a talented professional to join our team in the position of Simulation and Performance Engineer based in our Daytona Beach, FL office. 


As key member of the IMSA Competition team, you will develop, maintain and implement vehicle and component models and their surrounding simulation tools, with a focus on vehicle dynamic and performance correlation. 




  • Act as a Simulation and Modelling Engineer with a focus on Vehicle Dynamics.
  • Develop dynamic models, and the methods to implement these in real-time simulations, offline analysis and various optimization applications.
  • Develop and conduct vehicle simulations to support the Balance of Performance process.
  • Develop performance algorithms, statistical analysis tools, simulations, and standardized reporting to the IMSA Technical Committee.
  • Develop, design and create proprietary computer tools and software.
  • Responsible for the development of data acquisition systems and methodologies as it relates to scrutineering and performance analysis.
  • Conduct data monitoring, collection, analysis, and reporting across multiple series and classes. Assist in development, integration, and support of data acquisition systems.
  • Further develop performance algorithms, statistical analysis tools, simulations, and standardized reporting to the IMSA Technical Committee.
  • Contribute to writing and revising regulations, further developing enforcement methods, and refining the Balance of Performance (BoP) process.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Approximate travel 50% including weekends.



Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; and a minimum of three (3) years motorsports experience;

and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Strong mathematical skills and an engineering background
  • Competence in modelling and simulation techniques  
  • A good working knowledge of modelling and simulation software
  • Experience with scripting and object-oriented programming languages preferred
  • Possess an understanding of vehicle systems, vehicle dynamics and control systems
  • Professional motorsports experience required, team experience preferred
  • Experienced with motorsports data acquisition
  • Engine testing and calibration experience preferred
  • Skilled with Excel, VBA, and MATLAB.  Programming experience in C# preferred
  • Strong work ethic, unquestionable integrity and commitment to excellence
  • Adept at multitasking and project management
  • Drive for highest quality work
  • Data driven decisions using solid engineering fundamentals

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