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Staff Electrical Hardware Engineer

  • Location
    • Mountain View, California
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The Role

The ECU hardware design team’s mission is to ensure our products are designed to target the growing needs of our customers while ensuring robust, well-designed hardware which meets GM specifications and testing requirements from early hardware through the production design. In this role you will be responsible for leading product development and integration activities.

Responsibilities include utilizing engineering tools and processes to successfully develop components and systems for vehicle programs. You'll effectively achieve program milestones by thorough and effective program management. You will coach and lead suppliers to timely execution of program work with excellence.


  • Responsible for overseeing and guiding a team of electrical hardware designers. This involves providing technical direction, assigning tasks, and ensuring the team's productivity and efficiency.
  • Work closely with other teams, such as software engineers, mechanical engineers, and manufacturing teams, to ensure seamless integration of electrical hardware designs into the overall product.
  • Lead embedded designs for advanced module architectures
  • Lead new IC design/development strategic to advanced in-vehicle architectures
  • Lead electrical schematic design and PCB layout
  • Assess the feasibility of proposed electrical hardware designs, considering factors such as cost, performance, reliability, and manufacturability.
  • Support next generation designs in digital/analog hardware including Gig+ ethernet, processors and memory
  • Perform/Review electrical worst case analysis
  • Represent the GM HW team as design expert in the core technologies developed among the team
  • Optimize five-point parametric tests and finalize end of line production tests
  • Lead the process as a build-to-print engineer that also acts as a liaison with the contract house
  • Apply cost effective solutions with improved performance design
  • Lead product development as part of a multi hub engineering organizations based in Detroit and West Coast
  • Refine/optimize requirements with MPG team

Additional Description


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Required. Masters degree preferred
  • Professional experience creating digital/analog HW interfaces including schematic creation and/or PCB layout & supportive documentation
  • Minimum 7 years working experience in automotive hardware electronics design
  • Experience in design & analysis tools like Mentor Graphics (schematic & layout) MathCad, PSpice & Saber
  • High speed Communication Buses (Ethernet, PCIe, SerDes…)

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Previous industry experience with infotainment, telematics or connectivity

This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Mountain View, CA three times per week, at minimum.

This job may be eligible for relocation benefits.

A company vehicle will be provided for this role with successful completion of a Motor Vehicle Report review.

The compensation information is a good faith estimate only. It is based on what a successful applicant in the California Bay Area which includes the following counties: Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz might be paid in accordance with the California law.

The compensation may not be representative for positions located outside of the California Bay Area.

The annual salary range for this role is $137,000 - $214,300. The actual base salary a successful candidate will be offered within this 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.

Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

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, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.


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