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Controls System Program Manager


Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

  • This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week

Are you interested in working on the latest technologies and helping launch the latest hot vehicle program at GM?   Are you interested in working directly with the chief, PEM, and manufacturing to ensure features meet customer’s needs?  Do you want to help shape the implantation of lean portfolio management, SAFe, and Agile?  You will be doing that as a Controls System Manager on this team!!!

The Role

As the complexity and importance of controls in our vehicle programs grows, the Controls System Manager will be key to the successful execution of the vehicle controls plan. This plan spans the full GVDP timeline, from the early planning and ideation phase, all the way through to the launch of the vehicle in production, and beyond.  We are seeking proactive, high energy LEADERS who want to be part of this transformation in GM’s history.

As the Controls System Manager, you will be a member of the vehicle program team and be the voice of controls to the program team. Controls Systems Managers are expected to drive the organization forward by working cross functionally with teams from systems safety, controls release engineers, the software integration organization, validation, quality, CX and more! This opportunity gives candidates an opportunity to be a part of an exciting area of our business.

Controls Systems Managers should be comfortable dealing with ambiguity, engaging and working with program leadership and SMT leadership, and able to lead an indirect team.


  • Single point of contact for vehicle controls systems, including communications with program teams and SMT leadership

  • Have a complete understanding of the vehicle controls systems, all features and module interactions to help address system level issues

  • Create and lead execution of Controls Development Plan (CDP)

  • Develop and lead the execution of the overall vehicle controls plan for a specific vehicle program

  • Chairs Vehicle Controls Integration Team (VCIT) to bring all the pertinent software stakeholders to a single forum (LDE, VSE, VSIE, PT, DREs, PEs, durability, safety, etc)

  • Identify issues with progress of advanced development activities (vehicles, benches, simulations, etc.) that will impact program deliverables

  • Lead execution of the Vehicle Software Configuration Management (VeSCoM) software releases

  • Create and administer VeSCoM event Folder in SPR, request and track folder population of data files and 3PD sheets

  • Ensure complete VeSCoM package is posted, locked down, and send communication to team indicating completion and safety level

  • Lead program change control process for all vehicle controls systems

  • Prepare vehicle usage needs for controls team for GVBR

  • Participate in vehicle build events and Buy Off Rides as required

  • Provide direction to program Controls Integration Engineers (CIE)

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

Additional Description


  • BS in Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering preferred), Math, Physics, or Computer Science

  • 2+ years of software/controls experience

  • Strong program management experience

  • Strong understanding of major automotive systems and subsystems

  • Understanding of verification and validation processes

  • Proactive / results driven individual with high levels of initiative

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and assignments independently with a high accountability for results

  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business associates

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

  • Demonstrated self-starter who will flourish in dynamic and fun teamwork environment preferred


Desired Skills

  • Experience with and/or knowledge of relevant technologies (e.g. EPS, Infotainment, Active Safety, Cybersecurity, AUTOSAR, Electrification Controls)

  • 5+ years of software/controls experience

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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