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Controller Test Engineer


We are currently seeking a Controller Test Engineers to support our Vehicle Motion Embedded Controls (VMEC) group! The CTE is a role that is part of a group responsible for verification and validation of embedded controllers for engine, transmission, hybrid, electrification, chassis, and intelligent brake controls.


  • Develop controls test plans and procedures
  • Support Technical Review Board by developing test procedures to accurately test controls software
  • Develop automated test procedures that can be run on the hardware-in- the-loop (HiL), software-in-the-loop (SiL) and/or vehicle
  • Execute verification and validation testing on time and with quality to meet program milestones
  • Provide validation status to leadership and the appropriate program teams
  • Collaborate with other Controller Test Engineers and share best practices
  • Collaborate with algorithm design development engineers, technical specialists, and calibrators to improve controls algorithms
  • Create validation and verification tests to ensure designs are of high quality
  • Support issue resolution
  • Develop and document requirements required to design an automotive controls system
  • Design and manage key strategic interfaces within systems to enable component reuse and consistency to standard methodologies
  • Oversee requirements development with other activities
  • Provide support to other specialists for root cause analysis
  • Design tests to efficiently find opportunities for design improvements
  • Identify and document system vulnerabilities and craft mitigation action plans; track corrective actions
  • Stay on top of industry trends, technologies, and standard methodologies.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Required BS Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Computer Science
  • 2+ years of experience developing microprocessor-based, real-time control algorithms and software in high level language (e.g. C); 5+ years strongly preferred.
  • Strong ability to expertly capture and analyze empirical data.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple difficult assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results
  • Project management skills: planning and prioritizing work to deliver required objectives on time with quality
  • High level of analytical ability with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, which is required to build relationships with team members and other key collaborators to resolve challenging issues.
  • Organizational agility

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • MS Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science
  • Experience with propulsion control systems.
  • Experience with HiL benches (e.g. dSPACE), Simulink, Stateflow, ETAS INCA and Vehicle Spy.
  • Experience programming in Python.

Additional Description

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• 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.

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