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Senior Software Developer, Sensing - SDV

  • Location
    • Milford, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired. 

  • This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week. 

The Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) team supports the definition, design, and development of continuously improving mobility services. SDV has created Ultifi, a new vehicle intelligence platform, that will underpin all our future innovations across a wide range of technological advancements, including EVs and expanded automated driving. This means that you have the opportunity to put a fingerprint on the vehicles that drive down the road! Within the Software Defined Vehicle, GM is developing the next generation of embedded platform software to deliver state of the art Infotainment features on the Ultifi platform. 

Our team is looking for a high-performing Senior Software Development Engineer to join our Sensing Development team. This is team offers a unique opportunity to shape the development of emerging sensor technologies at General Motors. You will lead the development of the embedded sensing software for online/offline sensor calibration/alignment . This will involve rapid prototyping, specifying requirements, evaluation of designs, analysis, development, testing of advanced sensing functions as a part of AV and active safety development projects. In this position you will partner with our Perception and Viewing Applications team working on a wide range of cameras and Lidars integrating our sensor alignment algorithms into the Ultracruise platform. 

What You’ll Do:  

  • Lead the development of the embedded sensing software while meeting ASIL level functional safety goals. 

  • Participate in cross-functional AV and active safety development projects. 

  • Exercise technical direction over engineering support personnel in the development of these systems. 

Key Characteristics:   

  • Initiative: Demonstrated ability to act independently to resolve a challenging issue or improve a situation. 

  • Comfort with Ambiguity: Comfortable working in a space where problems and solutions are not always well defined. You can cope with change, shift gears easily, and can decide and act without having the total picture. 

  • Excellent Communication Skills: Demonstrate the ability communicate broad concepts as well as detailed technical information through written and verbal means. 

What You’ll Need:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related technical degree 

  • Minimum of 4 years of software development or production software implementation experience 

  • Experience working with sensing/sensor alignment development, machine vision camera systems or deep learning in a professional environment  

  • Proficient in Python and C++ 

  • Proficient with Object Orientated Programming 

What is Preferred:  

  • Masters degree or PhD Electrical / Electronics / Computer Engineering / Computer Science 

  • 5+ years of software development, production software implementation experience 

  • 3+ years of sensing/sensor alignment development, machine vision camera systems or deep learning experience 

  • Automotive safety critical electronics experience 

  • ADAS or AV experience 

  • Experience with GPUs, Microprocessors 

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