Senior Performance Engineer

Undisclosed salaryData & PerformanceFull timePermanent
Köln, DE

About the position


Don’t just go to work; become part of a unique company within a fast-moving industry. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe – creating excitement through team spirit and advanced technology!


As a Senior Performance Engineer (m/f/d) you will play a key role in the field of ‘Vehicle Operations in the World Endurance Championship including the 24h of Le Mans’. You will optimise car performance of the Le Mans Hypercar during race and test events in close collaboration with the different race drivers and the engineering team.


Are you a team player who thrives on responsibility, with strong analytical skills and a very good understanding of vehicle dynamics? Then you are the right person to take on this challenge. Experience team work and be inspired by the passion of our 450-strong workforce for motorsport and automotive projects.


What we offer:

  • exciting projects and a place for technical freedom and innovation to get things moving
  • attractive benefits packages e.g. competitive remuneration, social benefits, 30 days annual holiday, car leasing, free on-site gym
  • a challenging, fulfilling workplace in a multi-national company within a familiar atmosphere - driven by fascination and passion


Your tasks:

  • Work in conjunction with race engineers and performance team on setting up race cars and optimize driver performance during track events tests and race and simulator onsite or remotely.
  • maintain a close working relationship with drivers, developing car setup and driving technics to extract their max. personal performance
  • lead and propose direction for car development , improvement in analysis methodology, effectiveness of operations.
  • be able to take over the running of the race car as a race engineer if required
  • provide extensive analysis and reporting of track events
  • work together with dedicated, interdisciplinary project teams


The successful candidate will:

  • have a Masters/Bachelor degree in relevant engineering discipline
  • have several years of experience in comparable racing category (WEC HY, F1 or IMSA)
  • have strong technical background in vehicle dynamics, tyres, suspensions, aerodynamics and control systems
  • be a teamplayer, have excellent communication skills and ability to demonstrate calm way of thinking when under pressure
  • be flexible to travel frequently to events when required




Free car parkingHealthcarePaid holidaysPaid sick leave


English(Professional working proficiency)German(Limited working proficiency)


Posted 24d ago



Köln, DE