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In-Vehicle Ethernet Specialist - Software Defined Vehicle SDV


At General Motors, we are proud to offer a vast array of career development resources to help you develop, grow, and make the most of your career at GM.

We believe work-life balance is essential to a team member’s success and job satisfaction. That is why this position allows some work flexibility and utilizes the Hybrid Work Appropriately Model to ensure our diverse team has good work-life balance!

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 monthly.

Do you imagine a world of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion? We do. We place our customers at the center of everything we do, and we are creating vehicles that move humanity to that goal. To reach this ambitious goal we need to create a modern vehicle computing platform that is capable to integrate all the advanced features like active safety, driving assistance systems, infotainment, connectivity, and vehicle motion. This new platform shall seamlessly connect in-vehicle computing controls with cloud and edge computing resources.

We are seeking an experienced, motivated, and forward-thinking In-Vehicle Ethernet Specialist support the Software Defined Vehicle organization and Ultifi within the Mechatronic Platform Design Team. This team supports the definition and implementation of the infrastructure software building blocks of an industry-leading capability to introduce new software applications in vehicles.

The successful candidate will embody GM behaviors and competencies; Be passionate about being part of a newly formed team to shape the processes, tools and methods to provide consistency for the organization; Be an active listener and able actively participate in meetings and discussions; Be nimble to change as we evolve and adopt scaled agile methodologies in the Software Defined Vehicle organization (SDV).

The position will require frequent interactions with different project teams, with internal experts from different application domains, with automotive components suppliers, with silicon suppliers, universities, and start-up companies. You'll get the chance to work first-hand with our engineering teams ensuring the level of alignment and technology insertion vital ensuring research work that truly matters in our final product.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead as a system level engineer the definition of the in-vehicle ethernet topology of the new Ultifi electrical architecture platform

  • In-vehicle communication systems and protocols, IOT protocols, and cloud protocols
    (e.g. automotive Ethernet, SOME/IP, DDS, MQTT, diagnostic protocols, pub/sub, service discovery, quality of service guarantees)

  • In-vehicle architecture and network topology proposals, evaluations, comparisons, and optimizations.

  • Represent GM and contribute to external standardization activities and technology alliance groups in the area of automotive ethernet

  • Strategic contributions towards a software defined vehicle and evolutionary contributions to GM’s current electrical architecture (Vehicle Intelligence Platform)

Additional Description

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related technical degree

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, networking and/or embedded software development

  • Experience with Ethernet protocol and Automotive Ethernet networks

  • Experience in service-oriented network protocols

  • Excellent teamwork skills and project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

  • Knowledge/experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) based development is desirable

  • Knowledge of AUTOSAR software platform and its communication stack

  • Knowledge of Functional Safety standard ISO26262

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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