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Design Release Engineer RFR & Folding Top Controller


The Role

At this level you are expected to operate with a high level of independent dis

cernment and are typically responsible for implementing functional strategy, administering and coordinating programs, counseling and advising management.

As a fully-qualified individual contributor who has thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the function, you will provide expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of technical products and systems. Resolve highly complex technical issues and conducts advanced research. Recommend alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures. Skilled and proficient with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Rely mostly on extensive personal experience and discernment to plan and accomplish goals. You will perform multiple tasks. Lead and likely direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


  • Author/Update Component Technical Specifications

  • Ensure the components are validated and all requirements are met by the supplier

  • Package components in the vehicle

  • Author Engineering Work Orders to release the components for prototype and production vehicles

  • Troubleshoot component and vehicle level issues

  • Prepare timing plans that ensure all program requirements and MRD dates are met

  • Run Product Development Team (PDT) meetings to coordinate the development and integration of the components into the vehicle. 

  • Represent .components at Vehicle Program Team and Management meetings when requested

Additional Description


  • Bachelor Degree in one of the following areas: Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

  • 2+ years of experience in a related field

  • Demonstrated experience in Automotive Embedded Controller Design and Release

  • Working knowledge of vehicle serial data communications (CAN, LIN)

  • High level knowledge of automotive embedded controller verification/validation processes

  • Knowledge of microcontroller architectures, memory technologies, and programming

Desired Skills

  • High level of oral and written communication skills- High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others

  • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals required

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.