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ECU Hardware DRE for Ultifi


About GM

At General Motors, we have a vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion.  We're driving for this by pushing the possibilities for tomorrow’s mobility with better, more responsive performance, intuitive technology platforms and unmatched fuel economy. With every innovation, we seek to answer, “What more can be done?”—in our business, in our lives, and for our customers and communities. It’s a sense of purpose that permeates our daily lives and fills us with inspiration. 

This vision can only be accomplished through our strongest asset, our people!  Do you have a passion to think out of the box, to strive for new and improved solutions, to seek solutions that others think is not possible?  If so, a position supporting the development and release of a new module to support Ultifi may be the job for you.  We are seeking experienced, motivated and innovative engineers who are committed to enhancing the product by creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support employee volunteer interests and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.


This position does not require an employee to be onsite 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 monthly.


As a Hardware Design Release Engineer for a key electronic module to support Ultifi, you will be responsible for leading product development and integration activities including gathering, negotiating, updating, and documenting requirements, execution of design, and support of the analysis, development, testing and validation.   You will participate in highly complex problems using quantitative and qualitative data to find solutions. You will also be responsible for leading and developing strategic solutions to achieve business initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership and release of a design compliant with technical specifications and standard best practices that is on-time and with quality.  Responsible for hardware drawings and parts lists.
  • Write electronic Statement of Requirements for sourcing and provide technical expertise during purchasing process
  • Manage all changes during development including negotiations with suppliers and internal key stakeholders and updating requirement documents
  • Responsible for all Electrical and Mechanical interfaces that are defined and documented including packaging of components
  • Coordinate virtual component model sourcing and deliveries with 3rd party supplier in support of Virtual HIL activities
  • Coordinate requirements and design reviews with suppliers, algorithm, and software groups e.g. DFMEA, DRBFM, Peer Reviews
  • Organize and lead key development meetings with internal and external stakeholders  (PDT, design reviews, DFMEAs) Review. 
  • Review and approve controller validation plans-Worst Case Analysis, Bench (Design Demo), Design and Process Validation
  • Demonstrate designs meet requirements by analysis, development, and validation and are available for key pre-production vehicle build milestones
  • Assure that production released parts meet PPAP and supplier manufacturing is ready to start volume production at product launch
  • Perform design, development and release process activities for production following documented Controller Process of Engineering
  • Manage and Track Supplier Development Progress Keep supplier(s) on track to meet key milestones (design freeze, gate reviews for prototype levels, validation start and complete dates)
  • Report status of key hardware and ECU infrastructure software development progress to Engineering and Vehicle Team leadership
  • Lead/participate in issue resolution for design and development issues, ECU warranty analysis, parts restriction and report updates as required to Engineering and Vehicle Team leadership
  • Responsible for understanding ECU warranty, making required changes to meet quality targets
  • Collaborate in a Scaled Agile product delivery team, comprised of cross-functional company peers and component supplier engineers to continuously prioritize, refine, and deploy component and system features

Additional Description

Primary Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics
  • 2+ years of embedded controls experience
  • Basic understanding of software verification/validation processes
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of design
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are complex and difficult to solve
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills that focus and influence others, including those which may have priority differences with yours

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years of related engineering experience
  • 2+ years of design and release experience
  • Experience in the GM component specification and release process
  • Familiarity with electronics hardware electrical and mechanical analysis
  • Knowledge of automotive safety integrity levels (ASIL)
  • Knowledge of drawing GD&T and dimensional tolerance stack-ups Experience with Bills of Design, Statement of Requirements, DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), and Design Reviews
  • Working knowledge of problem resolution and tracking systems and engineering change management processes
  • High level of technical problem-solving skills and experience in the production domain to address vehicle level issues
  • Knowledge of automotive systems
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Black Belt certification.
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) process knowledge and certification

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.