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Lead Brake Calibration Engineer


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 applies 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 on-site 1-3 days per week (depending on work load and assignment).

Your Responsibilities:

  • Champion the safety of GM’s employees and customers

  • Develop calibration strategy and execution plans for each program

  • Provide technical direction to a team of brake feature calibration engineers

  • Lead the delivery of on-time and defect-free calibration releases to program Controls Development / VeSCoM timing plan

  • Represent calibration team before program and technical leadership

  • Maintain a close working relationship with program leadership

  • Identify resource needs (people, facilities, vehicles, equipment)

  • Create and manage feature assignments and calibration responsibility map in CRETA

  • Conduct calibration reviews to ensure high quality calibrations

  • Manage vehicle development property usage

  • Plan and execute off-site calibration test trips

  • Assist calibration engineers as needed with issue resolution

  • Mentor calibration engineers and technical specialists

  • Spearhead the resolution of vehicle, system, and controls deficiencies

  • Support resolution of vehicle, plant, durability/lab, or customer issues

  • Generate requests for software changes, new features/functions, and safety improvements

  • Utilize Problem Resolution Tracking System (PRTS)

  • Adhere to all safety and regulatory requirements

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree

  • 7+ years of experience in Brake Controls calibration, vehicle dynamics, performance driving, vehicle integration

  • 5+ years of Project Management / Project Leadership experience in the Brake Controls domain

  • Experienced in data acquisition and analysis, calibration and validation processes

  • Solid understanding of SW development and release processes (V-Model)

  • Demonstrated initiative to drive for results in areas of innovation and new development

  • Possess a valid driver’s license, and ability to obtain GM Level 3 driving certification

  • Ability to travel for development & ride trips interspersed throughout the year

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in vehicle dynamics, subjective vehicle evaluation

  • Demonstrated ability to lead the integration of complex controls features

  • Experience with controls / algorithm development

  • Ability to analyze objective and subjective technical data and efficiently derive required changes to meet vehicle performance targets

  • Quick learner, able to handle multiple projects, as well as planned and unplanned work

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • High level of interpersonal and collaboration skills across multiple disciplines

  • Current GM Level 3 driver or higher

  • Performance driving or Off-Road driving enthusiast

  • First-hand experience with GM calibration and development processes

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a team of engineers

  • Experience and comfort interacting with senior leaders

  • Experience working with global teams

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 or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.