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2024 Winter Co-Op - Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) Simulation Integration Engineering (SIE)

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



Work Arrangement:

Hybrid: The position does not require an employee to be onsite 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:

General Motors is transforming the future of mobility – and the Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) is at the forefront of that transformation. We are a diverse team of agile and innovative thought leaders who are passionate about developing key technologies and products that will help achieve GM’s vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. ​

CTC has a proven track record of taking technologies from concept to production in both automotive and non-automotive areas. Our success is propelled by our talented people and our deep technical knowledge in domains like infotainment software, diagnostics, data analytics, AI, mechatronic controls, and cold weather development. ​If you want to work with an inclusive and collaborative team that’s striving to change the world for the better, we invite you to join us.

Our team creates and delivers virtual test platforms to software development and calibration teams, by which they can develop, enhance, calibrate, and troubleshoot their systems early in the production cycle. The Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) Simulation Integration Engineers (SIE) are responsible to generate Level 3 Virtual ECUs and create component / sub-system virtual CoSimulation test environments in an Agile environment by integrating the Virtual ECU(s), the necessary plant models, and the communication layers. 

This position requires an individual with a passion for modeling, an adept knowledge of system simulation and integration, and a demonstrated capability for managing a wide variety of technical and customer needs. The scope of the work is within the following domains: Engine controls, Transmission controls, Battery controls, Thermal Management, ePropulsion controls, Brakes controls, Body Electronics controls, and Chassis controls.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create virtual controller models to be used across different simulations

  • Create, maintain, and test virtual controller components such as HWIO, RTOS, communication models, etc

  • Work with development engineers to understand new feature requirements, address issues, and ensure proper implementation

  • Integrate Plant models and other vECU models into a dynamic virtual simulation

  • Create and maintain detailed documents for each release

  • Provide support for released simulations, and assist with user testing and troubleshooting

  • Participate in the day-to-day engineering activities in order to gain an understanding of the vehicle development process

  • Participate in an Agile SAFe scrum team

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's degree (3rd or 4th year students) in one of the following areas: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week in Canada, and for 8 or 12-month term (2-3 consecutive semesters) starting January 2024​

  • Proficient in C/C++ and Python

  • Adept experience with MATLAB and Simulink in context of plant model development and integration, and basic usage of additional simulation tools (ex. GT-Power, Amesim)

What will give you a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Experience with embedded controls software and the automated software build processes including gcc compiler, gdb debugger, Eclipse​, Jenkins, and ETAS INCA tools

  • Familiarity with automotive communication technologies such as CAN, LIN, and SPI

  • Experience with the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standard

  • Familiarity with General Motors software development process and embedded code structure

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. 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.

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