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2024 Winter Co-Op - Embedded Controls Design for Brake-By-Wire

  • 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.

As an Embedded Controls Design Co-Op, you will be applying your knowledge and skill sets in the development and execution of embedded controls algorithm, and software for upcoming generation of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles! This position involves a combination of embedded software design work, modeling, simulation of models and vehicles, Software-in-Loop testing, data collection from benches and vehicles, and tools development. You will be learning new knowledge and skills that would benefit your career development and future opportunities!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and improve controls and diagnostic algorithms for safety related components, sub-systems, and smart devices for Brake-by-Wire and other embedded platforms

  • Work closely with multi-disciplined engineering teams to understand functional requirements, and implement appropriate diagnostic and control solutions

  • Use a model-based software development approach that utilizes both graphical and traditional software development methods

  • Perform Integration & Verification Testing of Integrated Software

  • Support and execute test plans, and procedures for simulating controls and diagnostics

  • Test and debug software using models, controller hardware, and vehicles to perform SIL/HIL/Integration testing

  • Participate in collaboration and innovation to develop and improve better controls to achieve GM’s zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion vision

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's (3rd and 4th year students) or Master's degree in one of the following areas: Electrical Engineering,Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Controls 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

  • Related courses and strong grades (please include a copy of your transcript with your application)

  • Strong MATLAB/Simulink experience

  • Proficient with embedded C and Python programming

  • Familiar with Controls Algorithm and Software development, implementation, and testing of real-time embedded controls systems

  • Ability and motivation to learn new technologies, engineering concept, and tools

  • High analytical ability, effective communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrates initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others

  • Have a valid Full Class G Ontario Driver’s Licence, or equivalent Canadian out-of-province licence

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

  • Experience with signal processing such as signal filtering and frequency domain analysis

  • Experience with dSPACE/Control Desk, or similar HIL tools

  • Experience with ETAS/INCA, Intrepid/Vehicle Spy, or similar DAQ tools

  • Experience working with Agile/Scrum development processes and tools

  • Familiarity with software version control tools like GIT, or similar

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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