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Software Test Specialist-SDV

  • Location
    • Markham, Ontario
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


  • Software Test Specialist will be an important member of our SDV Infotainment software group at GM Canada, which is part of the larger GM Global Engineering team. Software Test Specialist will be responsible for designing, implementing, executing, and maintaining test plans, test cases and test automation tools/scripts to ensure Infotainment software is delivered with high quality. Software Test Specialist reviews requirement specifications and design documents, to better understand the features and make the efficient design of suitable test cases. Software Test Specialist designs and develops the test automation tools and scripts for better efficiency and test coverage. This role will work closely with software development teams, requirement teams and program managers during the entire product life-cycle.

    What We Need You To Do

    • Define test strategy and test plan based on software development plan
    • Design detailed test cases based on requirements and test plan
    • Create and maintain the traceability of requirements and test cases
    • Design and develop test tools and test scripts to automate the testing, including test cases and test work flow
    • Prepare test report, provide initial issue analysis, and contribute to defect prevention
    • Setup and configure necessary test equipment and environments for test execution and automation. Test environments may include simulation or target hardware.
    • Participate in the continuous improvement of test processes and methodologies.

Additional Description

Who We Are Seeking 

  • 4+ years of software quality assurance or test experience in mobile or automotive industry
  • 2+ years of experience in testing Android code
  • Product development or testing experience in Android Framework, Bluetooth, WiFi, US B, Telephony, Multimedia, Navigation, Android Auto or Car-play domains
  • Good programming skills in common languages, such as Python, Java or C++
  • Strong experience with test automation framework, tool development and scripting
  • Solid knowledge of software quality assurance methodologies and tools
  • Knowledge of Scrum/Agile software development process
  • Embedded software development experience as a plus
  • Experience with vehicle communication network protocols (CAN, MOST etc) as a good plus
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to deliver on time, a quick-thinker, a quick-learner and able to work in a fast-paced work environment 
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, coordination skills, and interpersonal skills


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent field
  • Advanced degrees preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

  • GM’s Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs.
  • GM’s comprehensive compensation and benefits plan is carefully designed and thoroughly benchmarked against the companies that we compete for talent in the local market .

The goal of the General Motors of Canada total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan currently includes the following benefits, in addition to many others:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and supplemental benefits for pregnancy, parental and adoption leave;
  • Healthcare, dental and vision benefits including health care spending account and wellness incentive;
  • Life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
  • Company and matching contributions to a Defined Contribution Pension plan to help you save for retirement;
  • Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviours that reflect our company values;
  • Tuition Assistance and Employee Assistance Program; 
  • GM Vehicle Purchase Plan for you, your family and friends.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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