Employment Opportunities

The Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation (GCAPS) is an extraordinary facility that provides groundbreaking services for the global transportation industry. We are a collection of problem solvers with a wide range of backgrounds ranging from controls, physics, dynamic systems, and machine learning to tire mechanics. Our passion is to help our customers focus on their core products while enhancing the capability and safety of the mobility industry. We accomplish this by conducting research, simulation, and/or physical testing to establish objective data for use in the development of our clients’ products. We are inventing new methods and technologies. We are about innovation and having fun while doing it.

We are proud to be an affiliated company to Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Equal Employment Opportunity

To give equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people, employment decisions at VTT, LLC are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. VTT, LLC does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

The Equal Employment Opportunity policy covers all employment practices, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

We participate in E-Verify

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.

Core Values

Driven to success

  • Innovation – New ideas, methods, processes, technologies with the future in mind.
  • Logical Truth – Providing solutions based on fact and reason.
  • Engaged – Passionate dedication to scientific learning that benefits our clients and advances our employee’s growth.
  • Flawless Execution – Profound understanding of the task and recognition that all steps of a project are critical. Tasks are completed above expectations and on time.
  • Resolve – Endless quest for solutions to advance our client’s mission and employees’ work-life balance.

Developing trust between our employees and partners

  • Integrity – Honest, consistent, reliable, and fair. We take commitments seriously.
  • Communication – Two-way process to transfer relative information, in the right medium with clarity and concision, in a timely manner.
  • Trust – Upholding trust and common ground between our employees and our clients. We build and maintain solid relationships.
  • Influential – Thought leaders for new methods, processes, and technologies with no restrictive bounds that would impede advancement.

Current Openings

None at the moment.

Tire Test Engineer


Are you passionate about the automotive industry and have a deep understanding of tire performance and testing? We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Senior Tire Test Engineer to join our dynamic team at GCAPS. The Tire Test Engineer is responsible for preparing and executing tire force and moment testing on GCAPS globally exclusive Flat Trac LTRe. You will interface with customers from around the world ranging from motorsports and major automotive manufacturers to tire and sensor developers. As a Senior Tire Test Engineer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and accuracy of our data through comprehensive testing and analysis.


  • Develop and execute test plans, protocols, and procedures for tire performance evaluation, durability, and safety testing.
  • Conduct a wide range of tire tests including high-speed performance, wet and dry handling, traction, braking, and noise analysis.
  • Test Execution/Control Room Support is ~75% of expected hours.
  • Utilize various testing equipment and tools to collect accurate data, perform measurements, and analyze test results.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design engineers, researchers, and technicians, to identify testing requirements and optimize tire performance.
  • Stay updated with industry standards, regulations, and emerging technologies related to tire testing and ensure compliance with relevant development.
  • Analyze test data and prepare comprehensive reports, highlighting key findings, recommendations, and potential improvements.
  • Conduct and monitor equipment tuning and calibration.
  • Assist in cleaning and maintenance of test equipment.

Required Qualifications      

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other quantitative discipline
  • 2 years’ experience in a testing/laboratory setting
  • Background in signal processing and calibration for at least one year
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Microsoft Office (VBA a plus)
  • Full-time on-site attendance required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience in a testing/laboratory setting
  • Prior development experience with MATLAB and Simulink or other computational tools
  • Problem solving related to mechanical systems
  • Problem solving related to controls systems
  • Management of engineering projects
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and team skills
  • Strong engineering integration skills
  • Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering principles and fabrication techniques
  • Ability to interpret drawings and schematics
  • Experience in industrial or heavy equipment environments

Required Critical Competencies

  • Flexibility/adaptability – Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Analytical skills – Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Efficiency – Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort. Attention to detail.