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Lead Solution Manager - Tool Development


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

The Lead Solution Manager is responsible for leading and working with others to define and support the building of tools and simulations to support in-vehicle software development.  The Lead Solution Manager has a customer centric mindset, makes plans, leads by example, and utilizes design thinking principles and practices to guide their decision making.  Lead Solution Manager is responsible for maintaining the Value Stream’s alignment with the Portfolio Canvas, Lean Budgets, and Guardrails.


  • Collaborate with Customers, Business Owners(BO), Solution Architects(SA), Vehicle System Engineers(VSE), Product Managers(PM), Solution Train Engineers(STE), Release Train Engineers(RTE), Epic Owners, and Subject Matter Experts(SME) as needed to understand and organize in order to deliver customer products.  Collaborative works will include:

  • Quantifying Program Timing Requirements, Market Rhythms, and development timing needs.

  • Develop and support an efficient Enterprise Lean Portfolio Management Epic Process including feasibility analysis, development roadmap, and approval for epics that may span value streams and ARTs.

  • Develop and support an efficient Program Epic Process which includes feasibility analysis, development roadmap, and approval for epics not processed via the Enterprise Epic process.

  • Develop and support an efficient Enabler Epic Process to support Architectural Runway.

  • Develop, document, and communicate the Solution Intent to program leadership teams.

  • Coordinate across ARTs within the Value Stream as required

  • Initial point of contact within the Value Stream for Epic Owners

  • Assess, plan, and participate with Epic Owners and ART PMs which customer products to develop.

  • Identify and manage dependencies within the Value Stream.

  • Identify and prioritize process improvement opportunities with STEs and RTEs.

  • Interact with Agile Portfolio Management Operations supporting Lean Portfolio Management(LPM)

  • Initial point of contact for the Value Stream processing Portfolio Epics

  • Work with Epic Owners and PMs to process epics and enablers during Review & Analyze Phases

  • Quantify, maintain, and communicate Value Stream capacity & capacity utilization

  • Quantify, maintain, and support funding needs for various shared service teams

  • Represent and support Value Stream during Strategic Portfolio Reviews and Portfolio Sync meetings.

Key Deliverables

  • Establish and maintain Value Stream Vision and a Roadmap containing epics and enablers aligned with Enterprise.

  • Quantify and maintain Value Stream timing plan aligned with Enterprise and vehicle program feature rollout plan.

  • Work with SMs, PMs, and Epic owners to get epics scheduled for implement from backlog.

Additional Description


  • BS in Engineering, Math, Physics or Computer Science

  • 5+ years of Automotive experience with demonstrated technical and professional skills in Systems Engineering, Embedded Controls Development, and/or Program Management

  • Proficient at analyzing unusual and complex design challenges to make data driven decisions in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment.

  • Highly developed and demonstrated communication skills, oral and written, to collaborate and negotiate effectively with stakeholders, leaders, engineering staffs, and co-workers.  

  • Strong project management skills to lead, plan, prioritize, and execute work in a prioritized, agile way to meet or exceed objectives on time with quality.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for leading, actively listening, coaching, consulting, and resolving conflicts with people.

  • Bold, passionate, proactive innovator who has and will continue to participate with others to develop market solutions for our customers

Desired Skills

  • 8+ years of Automotive experience with demonstrated technical and professional skills in Systems Engineering, Embedded Controls Development, and/or Program Management

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.