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Design Release Engineer - Global Electronics


We are looking for a highly motivated engineer who is driven to deliver innovative products that keep our customers safe. Must be a self-starter and must work effectively multi-functionally. Working as a Design Release Engineer (DRE) can provide one with a great foundation of leadership skills. The DRE is responsible for definition of requirements, execution of design, analysis, development, testing and management of engineering projects for Passive Safety Components where creativity, initiative and independent judgment are involved. Additionally, you would provide technical direction over a Product Development Team consisting of engineers and engineering support personnel.

Why join the Global Electronics and Subsystems organization?

When executing GM's vision of zero crashes you do not have to look any further than the Automated Driving and Active Safety organization. We are a driven team that strives to deliver the integration of advanced technology into our portfolio. From features and systems like SuperCruise and Invisible Trailer, what we will be working on will always be showcased and crucial. The technology you develop today will become the standard of tomorrow! All eyes are on you to advance this technology to make General Motors a leader. So, if you are ready to take our vehicles to the next generation, we are ready to meet you!

The Components/modules you could work on in this group vary based on experience but could be in one of the following:

Park Assist, Video Processing Modules, Active Safety, Interior Camera, Passive Safety, Front Camera, Viewing Camera, Wireless Chargers, Autonomous Driving Compute, ADAS Hardware, Lidar, Autonomous Radars, Sensing Systems.

  • Design and Release for Active Safety Electronic components programs including all elements of hardware and software. 

  • Capable of coordinating and driving design for manufacturing initiatives Develops component technical specifications as well as statement of requirements and subsystem technical specifications 

  • Leads formal design, peer, and quality reviews 

  • Primary GM engineering collaborate with the component suppliers and leads/runs supplier resident engineers 

  • Performs complex design analysis and tackle engineering related problems 

  • Analyze and negotiate requirements with internal and external partners, trace their implementation throughout product development and integration 

  • Works with engineering functions, suppliers, plant personnel and others to implement cost reduction, methods and product improvements, and to support build programs 

  • Releases parts and subsystems for production

Additional Description

Required Education and Experience:  

  • BS in Engineering, Physics, Math, Computer Science, Information Technology or Chemistry 

  • 2+ years of experience in engineering required with a preference in electrical/electronic component design/release. 

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

  • Specific knowledge of engineering mechanics, physics, metallurgy, or manufacturing methods engineering 

Desired Skills  

  • Electronic Validation Experience 

  • Software and Hardware controls experience. Release experience desired. 

  • Experience with Automated Driving sensors (Cameras, Lidars, Radars, Ultrasonic Sensors) a plus 

  • Experience in Manufacturing and Vehicle Launch  

  • Knowledge of Team Center Systems Engineering and/or IBM DOORS requirements management tools is a plus 

  • DFSS Certification 

  • Design/Development/Integration of Safety Critical Systems/Components 

  • Experience in performing system and component level DFMEAs / DFMEA training 

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

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.