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Staff Software Engineer - Full-Stack 3D Graphics

  • Location
    • Austin, Texas
    • Mountain View, California
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Work Arrangement:

Hybrid: This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Warren, MI, Austin, TX, or Mountain View, CA three times per week, at minimum.

The role:

We are looking for an exceptionally experienced engineer who is excited about building visualization platforms to power all General Motors digital products and marketing needs. You will be responsible for helping lead our engineering efforts through planning, design and architecture, execution, and ramp. As a technical leader on the team, you will be excited to help mentor less experienced engineers, build strong relationships with technical leaders on other teams, and facilitate a strong team culture.


  • Develop competency with all our core web technologies (client, framework, and services). 

  • Weigh architectural trade-offs and apply synchronous and asynchronous design patterns. 

  • Produce high quality software that is unit tested, code reviewed, and checked in regularly for continuous integration.  

  • Be a tech lead and will actively mentor other engineers on the team. 

  • Explore and pitch product ideas and tech initiatives with cross functional teams. 

  • Initiate, plan, and execute large-scale, cross functional, and org-wide critical programs. 

  • Leverage your technical leadership to ensure we adhere to engineering best practices and evangelize opportunities to improve engineering productivity and craftsmanship. 

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • 7+ years of experience in application and services development. 

  • 7+ years of experience contributing to the architecture, documentation, and design of new and existing systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling). 

  • Some experience working with CAD (Computer Aided Design) data, visualization tools or game engines (Unreal Engine, Unity, etc.). 

  • Good understanding of modern 3D graphics pipelines and APIs (OpenGL, DirectX, or Vulkan) and good knowledge of geometric modeling fundamentals. 

  • Experience developing and designing multi-tier production software systems utilizing HTTP APIs (REST, GraphQL) and backend datastores (PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, etc.). 

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Master's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience. Ph.D. preferred. 

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to break down complex problems into smaller, manageable components. 

  • Experience with algorithm design techniques such as divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, and graph algorithms. 

  • Ability to optimize algorithms and data structures for performance, scalability, and maintainability. 

  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages such as C++, Java, TypeScript, or Python, with the ability to write clean, efficient, and well-documented code.  

  • Demonstrated ability to understand the tech stack, debug code and tests. 

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including designers, artists, and other engineers. 

  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality software on time and within budget. 

  • Enthusiastic about the opportunity of impacting the engineering culture from the bottom up. 

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.

Compensation : The compensation information is a good faith estimate only. It is based on what a successful applicant might be paid in accordance with applicable state laws. The compensation may not be representative for positions located outside of New York, Colorado, California, or Washington.

  • The salary range for this role is  186,200 to 285,300. 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.

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