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Active Safety & Viewing Subsystem Lead Engineer


We are looking for a high-performing Subsystem Lead Engineer who is responsible to create and maintain active safety and/or camera-based subsystem/component software specifications in IBM DOORS software. They will also architect the subsystem and ensure all applicable features/functions are comprehended. The Sub-system Lead Engineer (SSLE) is considered the expert for the system design and performance, including troubleshooting.

  • Root cause all applicable subsystem related issues
  • Create and maintain applicable subsystem/component software specifications in IBM DOORS Software
  • Implement new feature/functions related to the applicable subsystem
  • Create mechanization drawing with the assistance of the architecture group
  • Create subsystem requirements
  • Review software models to ensure compliance to requirements
  • Create, Maintain and review DFMEA’s for Subsystems assigned
  • Review Owner’s Manual and Service Information related to the Applicable Subsystem
  • Provide intimate knowledge of hardware and software interfaces
  • Provides technical leadership for advanced technology development
  • Performs complex design analysis
  • Develops engineering designs (including subsystems)
  • Implements engineering changes
  • Communicates information to and from internal and external customer Organizations
  • Works with engineering functions, suppliers, plant personnel and others to implement cost reduction, methods and product improvements, and to support build programs
  • Plans and implements test and/or development programs
  • Releases parts and subsystems for production
  • Communicates information to and from internal and external customer organizations
  • Coordinates and consults with departments outside engineering, such as manufacturing
  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products
  • Travels as needed

Additional Description


  • BS in Engineering, Physics, Math, Computer Science, Information Technology or Chemistry and 5+ years of experience
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing and comprehending software/hardware requirements
  • High level knowledge of software verification/validation processes
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms
  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Results driven individual with high levels of initiative

Desired Skills

  • Experience in performing system and component level DFMEAs  / DFMEA training
  • DFSS Certification
  • SAFe Certification
  • Program Management / Project Management Skills
  • Software, controls and/or wiring experience
  • Design/Development of Safety Critical Systems/Components
  • Familiarity with Global A and VIP (Global B) GM vehicle architectures
  • Prior experience negotiating between parties
  • Prior experience outside automotive a plus for fresh perspective
  • Electronic Validation Experience
  • Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to engineering

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. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.