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HIL Simulation Engineer - VIP


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

The Role

GM is accelerating on a major transformation, both in how we operate and in how we will influence the future of transportation! The VIP SIT - HIL Simulation Engineer position will put you at the forefront of this transformation. Vehicle software is changing and evolving at an ever-increasing rate. This position is responsible for developing HIL models of different modules for our upcoming vehicle programs. You will have the opportunity to express creativity when it comes to root causing system wide issues. This role will involve partnering with the software development team to identify new opportunities to utilize simulation, in order to decrease reliance on physical test properties. High level of communication skills, both written and spoken is a must. There is no “standard work” for the unexpected, but it is encouraged that we learn from the past and institutionalize permanent corrective action moving forward. Together we can ensure our higher risk launches are timely and with quality.


  • Create & integrate models, software and hardware into our simulation infrastructure. These can include Simulink models to represent consumed serial data, High Voltage systems  and CarSim & other plant models to represent the vehicle’s physical systems, and other models

  • Manage & execute tests on dSPACE hardware-in-the-loop simulators to support customers’ automated driving control code development and validation objectives

  • Partner with the software development community to identify new opportunities to utilize simulation, in order to decrease reliance on physical test properties (Support Global eV model and ICE model)

  • Advance the development of the core co-simulation infrastructure.  Scout new technology & methods for opportunities to improve system capability & efficiency in preparation to 2025CY alluvial milestone

  • Actively foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment

  • Maintain models & serial data updates for Chassis, electrification (propulsion & charging), BEV Heat, restraint systems & Body controls subsystems to increase our simulation capabilities

  • Troubleshoot current model issues

Additional Description


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Math, Physics, or Computer Science

  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience, post graduation

  • Experience with any of the following:

  • Model, software, or hardware in the loop control system simulation experience,  especially with dSPACE HiL, MATLAB, and Simulink

  • Vehicle controls system experience (ADAS, chassis controls, powertrain controls, etc.), in algorithm development or calibration.  Including expertise with CAN, or automotive ethernet

  • Active safety, automated driving, or autonomous vehicle related experience – in algorithm development, calibration, design/release, testing, or validation.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work in a highly collaborative, diverse, multi-functional team and with a broad customer base

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual, difficult, and ambiguous

Desired Skills  

  • 5 Years+ of industry experience

  • Master’s degree in Engineering

  • Virtual environment and sensor modeling software experience- such as VIRES Virtual Test Drive (VTD), CARLA, Carmaker, Prescan, SCANeR, rFactor, CarSim, Forum8, or Mathworks Automated Driving System Toolbox is a plus

  • Background with python scripting or C/C++ coding for test automation applications

  • Vehicle dynamics / brakes / steering / chassis / Electrification / Powertrain / Body controls  experience, especially in simulation

  • Participated in Agile Development 

  • Engineering Project Management (i.e.: PDT, PIT Lead, SWIL, Scrum Lead) 

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES : This role is posted at both the 7th and 6th level. The determination by HR and the Hiring Manager as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate’s relevant experience and whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.

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.