Motorsport & EV Specialists Hiring Campaign

As part of our expansion strategy  and increasing  demand in the area of EV technologies for motorsport, automotive and aerospace applications we are running comprehensive hiring campaign for long term permanent employees

Current Vacancies:

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Entire Vehicle Development Project Manager
HV and EV Powertrain Systems Project Manager
Lead Electrics & Electronics Development Engineer
Junior and Senior Electrics & Electronics Engineer
Junior and Senior Software Development Engineer
HV Systems Prototyping Technician (apply via
HV Trained Motorsport Mechanic (apply via
Technical Purchaser (apply via

STARD is a worldwide leading pioneer in EV and alternatively powered motorsport and high-performance vehicles and powertrain systems with roots in conventionally powered motorsport. Based right at the outskirts of beautiful Vienna in Austria, we are part of the renown Stohl Group Gmbh, which was established by former Gr.N Rally World Champion Manfred Stohl and is operating worldwide very successfully for over 20 years. Ever since, STARD is the group´s advanced R&D specialist department, processes all in-house cutting-edge research, development, assembly, test & race activity of:

  • FIA certified HV battery systems with world-leading power densities
  • High performance E-Motor, Inverter and transmission packages
  • Complete E/E systems for ground, aerial, and marine vehicles
  • VCU software and calibration incl. high performance 4WD torque vectoring strategies
  • Entire vehicles for motorsport and future high performance automotive applications
  • HV subcomponents and systems
  • Invention and implementation of truly sustainable, smart technologies and solutions (“no greenwashing”!)

The supplied industries range from powersports, marine, automotive, motorsport to aerospace including a very diverse scope of challenging and exciting projects.

STARD Ford Fiesta ERX on AVL HiL Powertrain Dyno

STARD Ford Fiesta ERX on AVL Racing HiL Dyno

Following attributes are in the focus of STARD´s philosophy to push the boundaries of cutting edge powertrain technology and vehicles:

  • World leading EV powertrain specialist for high performance applications
  • Compact, dynamic and powerful team of highly skilled staff
  • Strong teamwork and high customer friendliness
  • Optimized results, slim functional processes and minimized bureaucracy
  • Vast entire vehicle development, production and racing knowledge
  • Seeking for challenging technical tasks in a diverse variety of applications
  • Creative and innovative performance oriented approaches and solutions
  • Powerful network in motorsports and automotive industry based on 20 years of successful operation
  • High-end international customers in Asia, Europe and USA ranging from disruptive start-ups to world top level manufacturers
  • Intensive applied research activity around EV powertrain systems (partly government funded)

Are you looking to become part of a creative, target oriented and motivated international team, focused on inventing new, and optimizing highest performance components, technologies, systems and entire vehicles with all forms of propulsion technologies?

Then don´t miss this opportunity to join STARD and help us to sustainably influence and shape the future of high performance mobility and motorsport together.

STARDxBRUSA Inverter & E-Motor

STARD Youtube Channel



STARD (Stohl Advanced Research and Development, part of Stohl Group GmbH), founded by CEO Michael Sakowicz, is a specialist research and development company for high-performance automotive, motorsport and advanced technologies. STARD is intensively focusing on comprehensive EV powertrain system development for motorsport and high-performance applications, motorsport EV entire vehicle development and in-house developed high-performance battery systems. Today, STARD has become a worldwide frontrunner in high-quality all-electric motorsport and high-performance system development, providing service and components to major car manufacturers, aerospace projects and customer motorsport, including FIA certified EV race cars.

Recent EV world premieres by STARD EV racecars and powertrains

1st  EV S2000 Rallycar (2015); EV Rallycross Supercar (2019), EV Rally2 Car (2020)
1st  Works supported EV customer motorsport vehicles (Ford & Citroen Racing 2019,2020)
1st  FIA EV International series for road car based cars with motorsport powertrain (Projekt E 2020)
1st  EV Rally2 Competition Participation (2020)

The parent organisation Stohl Group GmbH was founded in 2002 by owner and former rally Gr.N world champion, WRC and WRX Driver Manfred Stohl and consists of 3 major independently operating business units:

– STARD (R&D for motorsport, automotive and beyond)
– Stohl Racing (turnkey motorsport team and service, motorsport & aftermarket wholesale)
– Stohl Apartments (Accommodation)

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