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Software Architecture Engineer

  • 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.

The Role

Software Architecture Engineer to support Global Electrification, Controls, Software & Electronics. As we expand our core software competency in our newly aligned organization, we are placing an increased value on the Software Engineering and Architecture responsibilities. This includes software requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, quality and computing foundations. This role will be to support in these areas across the Architecture & Core Enablers organization in both a strategic and tactical manor. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working closely with both internal departments and external companies to further implement and configure embedded software used in electronic control modules including specific software needs (BSW) as well as diagnose, troubleshoot, and support embedded software systems (e.g. AUTOSAR, OS, RTE, GM BSW modules and application software components.)

The Plug and Play team's high-level objective is up/down integration of SW features (APP SWC, BSW, etc.) and the associated technical enablers (Gap Analysis, Refactoring, Tools impacts, etc.) Main areas of focus are: The BSW layer including all action items associated with converting various components/layers/services to a purchased AUTOSAR Model; Investigating opportunities to outsource smart actuator layers of our application software; Developing software architecture methods and assessing workload required to "harden boundaries and increase interface robustness " between software layers to facilitate future plug-n-play options (Dependency map, Boundary definition, Interface analysis) ; Determining rules, metrics (Portability and Cohesion) and guidelines to facilitate future plug-n-play options (Value streams, 3rd Party Software, Advanced Engineering, Hardware Module Support.)


  • Stay up to date on trends in software engineering, quality, architecture, and development processes.

  • Drive system level analysis for software solutions being developed across the organization

  • Drive software architecture discipline and principles into the organization

  • Drive software quality improvements through initiatives such as code complexity analysis, software peer reviews, controller resource reductions, etc.

  • Review existing software to determine if restructuring is needed to improve quality, maintainability, reusability, or other software improvements

  • Work to set standards for models and code within the organization to align with optimum software architecture practices

  • Deepen the knowledge of software, software quality, and software architecture within GECSE

  • Troubleshoot code to resolve design deficiencies and develop solutions to resolve them

  • Coordinates and consults with a variety of departments including Systems & Safety Engineering, Electrical Architecture and Core Software Tools & Architecture.

Additional Description


  • BS in Engineering, Physics, Math or Computer Science

  • 5+ years of Engineering experience in a job-related area

  • Proficient in C programming language or equivalent

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others

  • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals required

Desired Skills

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science

  • Knowledge with AUTOSAR standards and methodology (including Adaptive AUTOSAR)

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification

  • Proficient in C programming language or equivalent

  • Experience with the GM embedded software development tool chain

  • Experience with architecture design, controller resource utilization reduction, or training

  • Experience with bootloader, embedded OS, or memory management in automotive applications

  • Experience with safety critical design, testing and validation, e.g. ISO26262

  • Experience with AUTOSAR concepts (BSW (Communication Services, Memory Services, System Services and Complex Device Drivers), architecture, specifications, and configuration tools. (RTE configuration, etc.)

  • Experienced with GM BSW, Cybersecurity, and Global B Architecture

  • Experience with configuration management software (GIT, etc)

  • Knowledge of vehicle embedded controls electrical architecture and integration (Propulsion, Chassis, Brakes, Steering, Safety Smart Actuation modules and ECUs, etc.)

  • Solid understanding of in-vehicle networks such as CAN and LIN communications

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