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Lead System Engineer


GM’s Global Product Development Team is pursuing High Voltage System Engineers who will focus on applying GM’s electrification technology to a wide variety of new and innovative applications. They will be responsible for system design requirements, execution of design, detailed analysis and design verification testing. They will also provide technical direction and product development leadership for the broader team.

  • Synthesize component requirements from Electrical Architecture, Application Packaging, System and Software requirements.

  • For new or modified components, compile all vital requirement documents for the component purchasing process and provide technical expertise during purchasing process.

  • Facilitate and provide technical direction to the Product Development Team (PDT).

  • Review and approve electrical and mechanical interface design simulations, analysis, design demonstration plans and software verification requirements.

  • Sign off on design requirements in compliance verification documents.

  • Review and approve validation plans as well as the component Supplier’s manufacturing process.

  • Supervise Supplier development progress.

Requirement Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in Design, Development, Validation and release for electronic components.

  • Proven global experience working directly with electrical component Suppliers.

  • Experience with developing system requirements and component specifications.

  • Experience with high voltage battery related failure modes, design and control mitigation strategies, and root cause analysis.

  • Ability to solve, coordinate, define, and design sophisticated systems specifications, input/output processes and working parameters.

  • Functional knowledge of electrification and energy storage systems.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Masters of Science degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related degree.

  • 5+ years of experience in Design, Development, Validation, and release for automotive electrical/electronic components.

  • Experience completing Electrical Worst-Case Electrical Analysis.

  • High level of competence in writing and comprehending electrical and hardware requirements and understanding of hardware and software design and failure modes in electronic modules.

  • Understanding of electrical design analysis and design verification of high voltage and low voltage circuits, fuses, contactors, current sensors, battery management controllers, solid state relays, EMC, printed circuit board layout, serial communications, diagnostics and application software.

  • Understanding of mechanical design analysis and design verification of module packaging, fasteners, injection molding, stamping, extrusions, die casting, sheet metal, bus bars, wiring, electrical connectors, connector pin crimps, sealing systems, adhesives, printed circuit board construction, thermal interfaces, high voltage creepage and clearance.

Additional Description

About GM

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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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