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Controller Integration Engineer


Job Description

Do you want to investigate and solve software and control system problems encountered in our products; and do you enjoy helping people encountering issues and enabling them to make progress? In this role as a Controller Integration Engineer, you will do that by troubleshooting HIL, vehicle system bench and vehicle integration issues using system engineering knowledge to isolate causes, establishing root cause and potential solutions working with BSW, calibration, software, Pre-Production Operations, vehicle plant and product development teams. These solutions can involve hardware, software, calibration, wiring or electrical architecture.

This role is part of a group responsible for vehicle embedded control system engineering with a primary focus on troubleshooting engine, transmission, hybrid, electrification, chassis, and intelligent brake control system issues through all the different life cycle stages (early development through launch and through end of production) on the full range of GM vehicles from BEVs and Autonomous vehicles to conventional propulsion and high performance vehicles. You will work closely with our internal development teams including manufacturing, controls development, software, calibration and testing activities, as well as other cross functional teams in tackling a wide variety of issues as they arise and plotting the best path towards resolution.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Technical vehicle system trouble-shooting, which includes thoroughly tracing and correcting faults in vehicle motion embedded control system (i.e., issues/faults that preclude the acceptable operation and performance of vehicles and the subsequent resolution of those problems).
  • Identify and root-cause problems in system features, controller hardware, software, calibrations, etc. that result in system operation that does not meet the design intent nor customer requirements (including development activities, buy-off rides, test trips, general fleet usage, durability, VeSCoM Checkout, etc.)
  • Work/support technical specialists to resolve challenging system interaction issues, working to create a robust method to predict and prevent integration issues, developing robust system issue resolving techniques and technology.
  • Collaborate/partner with technicians and other issue finders with specifying and obtaining data that is best suited to resolve outstanding technical problems and issues encountered during program development and production.
  • Provide controller integration issue status to appropriate system issue owners
  • Support test environment engineers for troubleshooting and commissioning HIL/SIL/vHIL systems for executing tests and developing operating scenarios to emulate vehicle functions.

In addition, you may...

  • Analyze in-house software apply debugging tools in troubleshooting issues in the ECU memory management, infrastructure operation and applications code.
  • Work directly with outsourced and in-house software suppliers, algorithm developers, technical specialists, calibrators and others on cross-functional agile teams.
  • Support vehicle software updates if users need support flashing software or investigating and resolving implementation issues
  • Participate in vehicle build events and buy off rides as required

Required Skills and Experience

  • BS in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Software, Aerospace) or Computer Science
  • 2+ years of experience developing microprocessor-based, real-time control algorithms and software in high level language (e.g. C)
  • Demonstrate a high level of analytical ability with excellent communication and interpersonal skills which is required to build relationships with team members and other key stake holders to resolve challenging issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple difficult assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results with appropriate prioritizing and planning to deliver high quality results on schedule

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience developing microprocessor-based, real-time control algorithms and software in high level language (e.g. C)
  • MS in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Software, Aerospace) or Computer Science
  • Experience with high voltage, propulsion or chassis control systems in the controls development or testing or calibration areas
  • Experience with HiL benches (e.g. dSPACE), Simulink, Stateflow, ETAS INCA and Vehicle Spy.
  • Experience programming in Python.

Additional Description

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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