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Lead Vehicle Performance Engineer


Zagreb, HR
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Industry: Transportation
  • Post Date: 05/25/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: Ljubljanska 7, Sveta Nedelja, Croatia , 10431

About Rimac

As a part of Bugatti Rimac, Rimac Automobili is a leading electric hypercar brand that designs, engineers, and produces the next generation of performance cars.

Job Description

We are a technology powerhouse that designs, engineers, and manufactures the world's most advanced automotive technology and hypercars. Bytes to bolts, Rimac is where everything happens.

Our teams develop and produce both hardware and software solutions for our flagship, record-breaking hypercar, the Nevera, as well as for other automotive manufacturers’ vehicles. Working on technology solutions for partners such as Porsche, Hyundai, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Automobili Pininfarina, and others, gives Rimac a unique position of a technology leader in the high-performance electric vehicle industry. The stakes are high.

As a fast-moving company, we nurture a high-performing culture. If you are interested in joining, you must be prepared for relentless learning, adapting, and embracing new technologies. We expect an easy-going person, but also self-driven, entrepreneurial, and highly independent in their work, that will enjoy rising to the challenge and have fun pushing the limits of technology.

Our expectations are high. And we can only achieve our goals with the dedication and collaboration of our exceptional team. Our ambition is to deliver and go the extra mile. We need to expand our already industry-leading team, find the best people, and lead the charge.

1. Tasks: 

Regular tasks​

  • Monitoring Vehicle Performance (Longitudinal – Acceleration, Braking and Lap Time) status vs. targets​

  • Simulation of vehicle performance attributes – longitudinal, lateral and lap time performance​

  • Postprocessing and analysis of simulation and test results​

  • Writing the company documentation (procedures) for vehicle performance tracking (virtual and real vehicle testing)​

  • Model integration and collecting simulation inputs important for vehicle performance​

  • Collecting information and give targets to other departments (aerodynamics, controls…)​

  • Organization of Testing session to evaluate vehicle performance​

  • Installing testing equipment on vehicles ​

  • Development tools for performance postprocessing (MATLAB)​​

Occasional tasks​

  • Traveling on the test tracks for validation of vehicle performances​

  • Support Head of VD for Vehicle Dynamics development activities​

  • Support and transfer knowledge and experience to colleagues in the team

2. Responsibilities: 

  • Reporting about Vehicle Performance Status to Head of VD​

  • Achieving Vehicle Performance targets through all vehicle programs

  • Collecting and monitoring Vehicle Performance in simulation and test environment

  • Coordinate vehicle dynamics development activates across the project​

  • Supporting Head of VD in coordinating activities of Vehicle Performance team members

3. Required skills and competencies: 

  • Experience in vehicle performance development
  • Experience full vehicle performance testing
  • Understanding of systems influence on vehicle performance (like aerodynamics, controls etc.) 
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or related field preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office and standard engineering software
  • Knowledge and experience  in MATLAB
  • Knowledge in 15-DOF vehicle dynamics tools
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

What we are like and what we offer

  • We operate in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • You will have the opportunity to work on world-class solutions with cutting-edge technology
  • We work a lot, but also know how to have fun (fun teambuilding, crazy company parties, kitchen and relaxation zones around the office, free coffee/tea and fresh fruit, etc.)
  • Family-like and open work environment (subsidies for kindergartens, Christmas parties for kids, and presents for kids)
  • Financial subsidy for transportation
  • Additional and supplementary healthcare covered
  • Internal educations program
  • Psychological counseling
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home days – up to 12 days of remote work per month
  • Discounts at stores and clinics – for humans and pets 😊

If you are a creative, problem solving, open-minded, highly-motivated individual and you love a fast-paced environment and are up for the challenge – where were you hiding?