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Autonomous Vehicle Technology Program Engineering Manager - User Experience and Connectivity



Responsible for Autonomous Vehicle Technology strategy, development management, and technical program execution support for major advanced engineering projects where creativity and initiative are involved as well as a high level of independent judgment. A strong technical leader that coordinates with Autonomous Vehicle Program Teams, Subsystem Management Teams (SMTs), Advanced Engineering, Purchasing, Cruise Automation, Legal and others to accelerate the availability of high-tech solutions. An AVT PEM must be able to lead teams through complex process and product development challenges.

AVT Strategy

  • Responsible setting AV Technology strategy including understanding AV mission requirements over time, technology enablers & specific projects to achieve mission requirements

  • Balances imperatives against AV Technology system requirements to ensure safety, performance, and cost

  • Lead advanced technology strategy “wall reviews”

  • Drive future cost reduction, cost curve, and forecasting activities, including leading deep component cost initiatives

  • Lead program representative at supplier immersion events

  • Align Advanced Engineering and R&D efforts with business and technical strategy

  • Special projects including the following:  new process creation/implementation, leadership requests, and what-if studies.

  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products

AVT Execution

  • Responsible executing AV Technology strategy and driving Vertical Integration across multiple cross-functional teams, on time with rigor, supplementing and working closely with Vehicle PEM

  • SAP/Shopping Cart approval and process oversight

  • Initiate/track program CR/DNs for AV content

  • Lead resolution of advanced Autonomous Technology issues across SMT's/PIT's/Asm Plants/Cruise/IT/Legal/Purchasing/Quality

  • Coordinates with Program Team members on transition from advanced to execution to implement Autonomous Technology insertion/engineering changes

  • Oversee Advanced Development Strategy and execution and eliminate internal roadblocks

  • Plans and implements test and/or development projects

  • Travels as required

AVT Business & Partnerships Management

  • Lead Technology and Process Integration Review (TaPIR) 

  • Lead Autonomous PET Meeting

  • Support Autonomous Budget development and maintenance

  • Supports critical supplier partnership/relationship development

  • Lead/Represent Technology road map development and read-across

  • Support Business and Technical NDA execution and oversight

  • Lead development of new processes to help standardize rapid development

Additional Description


  • BSE, BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Four or more years’ experience in job-related area

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required

  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals

  • Specific knowledge of engineering discipline (e.g. mechanics, physics, metallurgy, manufacturing methods, electronics, software, control systems) within job-related area 

  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others 

  • Knowledge of engineering software and systems as it pertains to job-related area 

  • DFSS Green Belt Certification


  • MSE, MS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Strong understanding of GM innovation, ATW, release, and integration processes

  • Strong understanding of GM VDP

  • Program Engineering Manager or equivalent experience

  • Understanding of Advanced Computing and Sensing technologies

  • Understanding of agile development process

  • OPEX Project involvement experience

  • DFSS Back Belt Certification

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

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