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Electric Power- Big Data Analytics Engineer


This position does not require employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work off-site on a permanent basis.

Description:  Opportunity in the high growth area of development and implementation of advanced Electric Power diagnostics strategies.  Seeking a highly motivated candidate that possesses creativity and initiative as well as a high level of independent judgment. Candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing advanced Electric Power Diagnostic algorithms, analyzing big data to drive algorithm development, and lead in-house software development.  Selected candidate must have strong programming/algorithm development skills.

Candidate will be working in the following areas:

  • Develop next generation Electric Power diagnostic and prognostic algorithms, utilize databases to house big data, analyze big data to drive pattern recognition and advanced algorithm development.  

  • Research, propose, and architect new solutions with GM’s Big data infrastructure and tools to fit the needs of Electric Power

  • Design, manage and maintain data, software, analytical reports/dashboards

  • Develop functional requirements to support programming strategies including the functional interfaces and performance metrics

  • Determine physical, functional, and cloud partitioning of Electric Power algorithms

  • Use big data for threshold settings, algorithm improvement, and vehicle design improvement

  • Build and develop proof of concepts and verification plans for new features

  • Lead change management and release process for new algorithm deployment

  • Develop and implement verification process to ensure high integrity of tools, reporting, diagnostics and prognostics

  • Stay abreast of advanced fault vehicle diagnosis, prognosis, and fault tolerant controls

  • Troubleshoot and root cause on-board and off-board vehicle issues

  • Support program teams on issues and vehicle health as a fleet

  • Present insights to stakeholders including senior leadership

  • Interface and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams

Basic Required Qualifications

  • BSE/BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent

  • 3 years working experience in data analytics and software programming

  • Experience in one or more core analytical tools / suites / languages such as SAS, Python, R, Spark Scala, C/C++, Java and understand their limitations​

  • Experience with cloud hosted database solution with a combination of database platforms and tools such as MySQL, Oracle, and Hadoop (Hive, PySpark, Oozie) with proficiency in SQL​

  • Experience in visualization tools such as PowerBI and Tableau​

  • Proficient in one or more analytical methodologies such as numerical optimization, econometric modeling and forecasting, machine learning and text analytics

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Excel-based Visual Basic programming language

  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex

  • Ability to communicate ideas, plans, and results effectively via presentations and written reports

  • Ability to work independently and learn new technology areas without formal instruction

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

  • Results driven individual with high levels of initiative and proactivity

  • Work effectively with peers, management, operations groups, personnel, and outside organizations

Additional Description

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with automotive serial data protocols CAN and LIN communication protocols and usage of interface equipment (e.g., NEOVI, CANOE, etc) as well as lab equipment (data collection, scopes, power supplies, etc.)  is a plus

  • Understanding of battery and generator technology is an asset

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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