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Systems Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics (Simulation and Analysis)

Auto req ID: 294 
Title: Systems Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics (Simulation and Analysis) 
Job Function: Engineering 
Location: PDC 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Product Development Center (PDC) located in Wauwatosa, WI is home to the mantra – You dream it. We build it. Join our team as a  Systems Engineer - Vehicle Dynamics (Simulation and Analysis).

Job Summary


Join our team as a System Engineer in Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation and live your passion for two-wheeled vehicles of all kinds to help deliver freedom to the current and next generation of Harley-Davidson riders.

Job Responsibilities


This is what you’ll do:


  • Deliver world-class ride and handling performance for current and future vehicle product and innovation programs through the application of vehicle dynamics theory, simulation and laboratory testing
  • Work in a passionate, dedicated, high performing team of two-wheeled enthusiasts that will challenge you to excel and encourage your development
  • Investigate, design and utilize state of the art CAE tools to develop simulation methods and models to guide vehicle dynamics development of all current and future vehicles
  • Create test, evaluation and design guidelines, standardized work and standardized tools that seamlessly support new product development and innovation teams
  • Explore potential new spaces and applications of two-wheeled vehicles and develop relevant test methods and performance criteria to deliver ground breaking designs and exciting new products
Education Specifications


  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Master’s preferred) or related engineering degree.
Experience Requirements


The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. In addition, they will have demonstrated the following:


  • Advanced technical understanding of vehicle dynamics concepts and their relationship to vehicle design attributes
  • Strong experience in computer programming and other automated data analysis tools (Matlab, Somat InField, Python, GlyphWorks etc.)
  • Solid understanding of kinematic and dynamic principles and relevant experience using dynamic simulation software packages such as LMS Virtual Lab, ADAMS, Working model 3D, Matlab/Simulink, FastBike, CARSIM, BIKESIM, Altair MotionView, VI-Grade, etc.
  • Technical aptitude for creation or analysis of objective test methods, metrics and analysis techniques
  • Experience with vehicle development through simulation, test data acquisition and analysis, or on-vehicle testing and interaction with remote vehicle test sites

At Harley-Davidson it is not just about the degree you have or what you know. You must also exhibit and demonstrate our valued behaviors in everything you do:


  • Be accountable
  • Model Integrity
  • Value Individuality and Diversity
  • Inspire Teamwork
  • Encourage Creativity


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance (within posted country) 





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