Motorsport Application Engineer - Engine control

Ref No. EMP434375
Location Cambridgeshire, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Motorsport Engineer enthusiasts with Electronic Control exposure needed! Excellent opportunity to support trackside with high-performance track cars.


Motorsport Passion. ECU knowledge. General Electronics.

The Job

Main purpose of position:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and ambitious engineer to provide first class control system and calibration assistance for our ECU product range in professional motorsport.

The role offers lots of variety with projects ranging from high performance track cars to top level LMP1 manufacturers. This would include trackside and dyno facility support in addition to office-based working. The successful candidate will be qualified to degree level with engine calibration experience, ideally in a customer supporting role. Having a strong technical ability, you will be establishing new, and maintaining long-term relationships with clients.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  1. Provide customer support for a range of motorsport electronic products with primary focus around the engine, powertrain and transmission controllers.
  2. 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.
  3. Attend customer visits for project meetings and updates, as well as engine dyno assistance and trackside event support.
  4. Compiling and maintaining product and customer related documentation such as user guides, strategy guides and event reports.
  5. Assess customer requirements, market trends and work closely with software and hardware engineering teams to contribute towards ECU strategy modifications and continuous product improvement.
  6. Establish, build relationships and act as the primary technical contact for key customer accounts.

Skills and competencies


  1. Qualified to degree level in a related engineering discipline
  2. Excellent engine control strategy understanding
  3. Experience of calibrating internal combustion engines
  4. Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical/electronic systems relevant to the position
  5. Excellent problem-solving skills
  6. Ability to operate under pressure, often with tight deadlines
  7. Familiarity with the motorsport ECUs and data analysis software packages
  8. Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  9. Excellent team working capabilities
  10. Willingness to take responsibility, reliably delivering on tasks and objectives
  11. Willingness to travel


  1. Experience in a customer support role
  2. Calibration experience of turbocharged and direct injection applications
  3. Calibration experience of motorsport semi-automatic transmission control gearshift systems, traction control and launch control
  4. Appreciation of auto-coding and developing engine control strategies in Matlab/Simulink
  5. Proven track record in delivering high end motorsport products and features
  6. Experience of hybrid and/or electric vehicle control
  7. Knowledge of motorsport wiring loom design and manufacturer
  8. Understanding of vehicle communication methods such as RS232, CAN, LIN, Ethernet and EtherCAT
  9. Basic understanding of computer programming languages such as C# and Visual Basic

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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