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System Architect - Infrastructure Software Platform

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


Ultifi is GM’s end-to-end vehicle software platform that will allow for frequent over-the-air software updates, seamless cloud-connectivity and vehicle-to-everything communication. A portion of this architecture is based on the AUTOSAR Consortium Classic Platform which provides a foundation for implementing all that Ultifi has to offer. We are looking for knowledgeable software engineers with experience in designing, building, and configuring AUTOSAR software to help Ultifi reach its full potential.


  • Work with internal, Tier 1 and Tier 2 software engineers to consistently deploy GM’s AUTOSAR Strategy 
  • Evaluate new concepts by analysis or prototyped implementation prior to deployment 
  • Generate and publish specifications for both internal and external users 
  • Develop test cases to improve requirement quality and enable quick feedback for agile implementation iterations 
  • Establish and maintain a working knowledge of AUTOSAR standards  
  • Represent General Motors’ interests in AUTOSAR subgroups as needed 
  • Communicate Software Architecture and other Electrical Architecture topics to a broad user community 
  • Lead and/or support troubleshooting of issues in deploying AUTOSAR software stacks and GM-defined software components 
  • Participate in reviews to ensure requirements and guidelines are being met 
  • Travel as required 


  • Bachelors of Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering, or equivalent experience 
  • Working knowledge of the AUTOSAR Standard 
  • Knowledge and experience with serial data communication protocols 
  • Understanding of software/hardware design and their failure modes 
  • Understanding of engineering theory and operation principles of mechanical/electrical mechanisms  
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills (written and oral). 
  • Able to work independently with high degree of initiative 
  • High level of analytical ability in handling complicated and unusual challenges 

Additional Description

Desired Skills  

  • Masters of Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering 
  • 5-8 years of software experience 
  • Understanding of service-oriented communication protocols (SOME/IP, DDS, REST, etc.) 
  • Experience in developing desktop tool or full stack applications using object-oriented programming 
  • Experience with Agile Product Development 
  • Knowledge of vehicle electrical systems 
  • Proven history of troubleshooting capability 
  • Knowledge of design, development and test engineering, manufacturing and assembly operations, engineering processes and procedures  

Hybrid: This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report onsite at the GM Global Technical Center - Cole Engineering Center Podiumor,  Warren GPS - Warren GPS (CL) or Milford Proving Ground three times per week, at minimum or other frequency dictated by the business.

  • Compensation: The expected base compensation for this role is : $93,400 - $149,200  . Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.
  • Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.
  • Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays.


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