What will you do as a CFD Aero Development Engineer?
As a CFD Aero Development Engineer you will become part of the aerodynamics domain which is part of our bigger engineering triangle. The aerodynamics domain at Lightyear has the challenging objective to design the most aerodynamic, low drag vehicle that is currently on the road. In order to achieve this, we will create a new standard in which aerodynamics, styling and technology go hand in hand. Excellent prediction of aerodynamic properties with the use of CFD simulations is essential to reach this goal. While we highly value CFD simulations, you will dedicatedly work on improving our numerical tools continuously.
Therefore, your role will focus on but is not limited to:
So, what does a random day look like? Well, you start your day by checking the results of the simulations that ran overnight. afterwards, you dive into some additional post-processing by comparing the results with wind tunnel data to verify your simulations. Luckily, you can conclude your study on an update of the solver setting for side wind simulations. While time flies, you’ll finish the report on this study which you’ll present later on during the weekly aerodynamics meeting. Last but not least, you release the vfinal_trial6_2 settings to the shared repository. The day ends with a meeting with your IT-colleagues and simulation departments on the options of expanding the in-house High Performance Cluster (HPC).
Why is this an awesome job you ask? Well, essentially, at Lightyear we aim to make the most aerodynamic car across the globe while we balance out aerodynamics, esthetics and technology. Since we consider efficiency as our key performance metric, you’ll make a significant impact on many trade-offs being made thanks to your simulations. There’s a lot of freedom since we want to further develop our numerical tools. While the added value of such tooling is cultivated, it offers a lot of perspective to play around and further professionalize it. Apart from that, you’ll become part of a small scaled team which enables entrepreneurship and gives you the opportunity to add your favorite flavor to the Lightyear recipe.
So, that sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? What’s the catch? Well, frankly, some days will be spent mostly behind your computer. So you’ll need plenty of coffee!
What do we expect from our CFD Aero Development Engineer at Lightyear?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear, pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore, we are looking for these traits:
We are looking for a colleague that has the ability to take ownership regarding CFD as a tool and its added value. Due to your proactivity, you’re able to expose this throughout Lightyear. Are you up for the challenge?
What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:
At Lightyear we are building an electric car that charges itself. From our experience at Solar Team Eindhoven we know this is only possible starting from scratch. At Lightyear we bring together a multidisciplinary team of highly motivated engineers, designers and visionaries to challenge the status quo. You can join us!
From our blog: