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2024 Winter Co-Op - Vehicle Dynamics Software Quality Assurance

  • 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.

You will be responsible for the development and execution of hardware and software testing related controls and diagnostic requirements. These requirements are to meet regulatory and industry best practices in the field of Chassis, Brake, Suspension, and Steering Systems for variety of Electrified and Autonomous vehicles within General Motors’ portfolio!

The Software Quality Assurance Co-Op will be involved with a combination of requirements development, in-vehicle, and laboratory testing on both Hardware-in-the-Loop and Software-in-the-Loop platforms, and data analysis along with related performance verification to ensure robust execution of diagnostic and controls features! Other areas of involvement may include, the development of Python based automated test scripts, MATLAB Simulink models, and CarSim Plant models.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and resolve software problems; contribute to the team knowledge base on common software errors, corner case situations, and other learnings can be retained and shared

  • Interact with various in-house software version control systems (repository databases) and coordinate database retention efforts between controls, software, and testing teams 

  • Develop and Define testing strategies (Different testing levels, manual and automation) to ensure first time quality 

  • Understand functional, safety, and compliance requirements to implement appropriate test plans and setups

  • Develop test cases, automation methods, and write and execute comprehensive test plans to assess software products at different system levels, identify software anomalies, missed requirements, and performance issues early in the development processes

  • Frequently collaborate with controls, diagnostic, and software cross-functional teams also other partners to define effective acceptance criteria  

  • Conduct HIL and SIL, or vehicle level software verification work

  • As an agile team member, take on other tasks as part of the software change management process as per the Scaled Agile Framework 

  • Travel as required

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's (2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students) or Master's degree in one of the following areas: Mechatronics, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering ​

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week in Canada, and for 12 -month term starting January 2024

  • Experience developing, reading, and debugging source code in Python, or other similar scripting languages (ex. R, C, C++, VBA)

  • Previous experience in embedded software development experience, including software validation processes and standards

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience

  • Ability to manage time, meet deliverable timing and work independently 

  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization

  • Able to travel to the US

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

  • Basic knowledge of controls theory and the software development process

  • Experience with testing methods and techniques, Test-Driven Development (TDD), and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) 

  • Experience working in an agile environment 

  • Experience with automation servers such as Jenkins

  • Familiarity with CI/CD concept

  • Experience with software configuration management processes (ex. GitHub and SVN) 

  • Experience with software peer reviews 

  • Experience in the development of real time embedded control systems 

  • Experience with structured software engineering in ANSI C 

  • Experience with test automation, regression testing, and test procedure creation

  • Experience with MATLAB Simulink/Stateflow 

  • Experience with software test tools (ex.  CppUTest, Simulink Test/SIL) 

  • Hardware I/O level controller knowledge 

  • Knowledge of CAN and LIN communication protocols and experience in using associated engineering development tools (ex. ETAS INCA, NeoVI VSpy, Vector CANoe) 

  • MISRA C and CERT C knowledge

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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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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