APPLICATIONS ENGINEER (USA) Location: Indianapolis   COUNTRY: USA

What we do…

Cosworth employs its motorsport-inspired engineering and manufacturing capabilities to improve vehicle and driver performance. The group supplies electronics and powertrain products and engineering services to performance vehicle manufacturers, motorsport teams and performance enthusiasts around the world.

Cosworth was founded in 1958. With headquarters in Northampton, UK, the group has a globally-recognised brand and employs staff across Europe and the USA.

The role…

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Engineer with a broad development skill set to be part of our small team of talented engineers in our Indianapolis office. As an Applications Engineer you will provide first class control system and calibration assistance for our Electronics range in professional motorsport, directly supporting our key customers in the IndyCar series. This includes trackside and customer facility support in addition to office-based working. The successful candidate will be qualified to degree level with a keen interest in race car electronics, with some customer facing experience. Having a strong technical ability, you will be establishing new, and maintaining long-term relationships with clients.

You will…

  • Provide customer support for a range of Cosworth motorsport electronic products with primary focus around the chassis data loggers, controllers and displays.
  • Work closely with customers throughout the project, providing optimum and innovative solutions, assist with system architecture layouts, system integration, project roll outs, continuous after sales support and development.
  • Actively supporting development of advanced software tools including issue recreation, bug reporting and some code development.
  • Attend customer visits for project meetings and updates, as well as trackside event support.
  • Compiling and maintaining product and customer related documentation such as user guides, strategy guides and event reports.
  • Assess customer requirements, market trends and work closely with software and hardware engineering teams to contribute towards continuous product improvement.
  • Establish, build relationships and act as the primary technical contact for key customer accounts.

Your skills…

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Qualified to degree level in a related engineering discipline (Computer Science or equivalent highly preferred)
  • Familiar with computer programming languages such as C#, C++, Linux, Java, Python, HTML, and .Net
  • An excellent problem-solver
  • Is familiar with motorsport systems and data analysis software packages
  • Can demonstrate an appreciation of automotive control strategies in Matlab/Simulink
  • Has excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • An excellent team player
  • Willing to travel

 

If you are able to demonstrate any of the below skills that would be advantageous:

  • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical/electronic systems relevant to the position
  • Knowledge of motorsport wiring loom design and manufacturer
  • Understanding of vehicle communication methods such as RS232, CAN, LIN, Ethernet and EtherCAT
  • In depth understanding of GPS system performance and associated technology.
  • Familiarity of LINUX software development platforms.
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