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Controls System Engineer-Autonomous Driving and Active Safety Systems - SDV


Do you imagine a world of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion? We do. We place our customers at the center of everything we do, and we are creating vehicles that move humanity to that goal. To reach this ambitious goal we need to create a modern vehicle computing platform that is capable to integrate all the advanced features like active safety, driving assistance systems, infotainment, connectivity, and vehicle motion. This new platform shall seamlessly connect in-vehicle computing controls with cloud and edge computing resources. Join the Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) organization today!

The Control System Engineer will work on Automated Driving and Active Safety Software. They will be responsible for the development, implementation, and verification of new software functionality along with the analysis and correction of software defects.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the design and development of Automated Driving and Active Safety Feature Moding and / or Occupant-to Vehicle Interaction Software

  • Lead the generation of technical solutions, including the specification of requirements and the functional decomposition, analysis, development, implementation, and / or verification of new or enhanced functionality within the Active Safety Autonomous Driving Features software domain

  • Perform complex design analysis

  • Specify and balance system requirements

  • Provide, communicate, and support common best practices among the software community

  • Develop embedded software controls algorithms to GM production modeling standards using Matlab-Simulink and, using generated auto-code and hand-code, integrate resulting software into overall Active Safety software product line

  • Demonstrate continuous improvement of subsystem features and functions through the identification and resolution of issues as raised by product teams

  • Proactively identify performance improvement opportunities

  • Develop initial calibrations and calibration guide

  • Ensure delivered software meets intended system needs and system safety requirements

  • Support problem resolution activities (durability, warranty, etc.)

  • Develop optimization strategies

  • Provide design direction / resolve design issues

  • Lead peer reviews of deliverables (model, specification, test cases, etc.)

  • Assist with coordination and negotiation of software interfaces

  • Promote and improve process and standards adherence

  • Adhere to all safety precautions and requirements, and treat safety as the top priority during all work activities

Additional Description

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related technical degree

  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience

  • Proficiency with software rapid prototyping tools such as Matlab/Simulink autocode generation

  • Experience building high-quality ANSI C software or model-based embedded software using Simulink

  • Experience in software algorithm design, performance tuning, debugging, documentation, and testing

  • Good business sense, ability to communicate, and a desire to understand customer needs

  • Track record of "getting things done" by managing and leading multiple projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, high-change environment with an initiative demonstrated by reaching beyond assigned work to improve output and help others

  • Passion for solving interesting problems

  • Ability to work in a disciplined software development environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a technical field with control systems emphasis

  • 5 years of automotive engineering experience working with embedded control systems

  • Experience using protocols and interfaces like CAN, Ethernet, Flexray, and other network topologies and interfaces

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.

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