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LiDAR Design Release Engineer



  • DRE for LiDAR including all elements of hardware and software

  • Capable of organizing and driving design for manufacturing initiatives

  • Develops component technical specifications as well as statement of requirements, subsystem technical specifications, and other technical documents as required

  • Leads formal design, peer, and quality reviews

  • Leads resolution of technical issues

  • Leads product development team meetings

  • Leads/manages supplier resident engineers

  • Supports sourcing activities

  • Primary GM engineering interface with the component suppliers

  • Knowledge of hardware and software interfaces

  • Insure all vehicle program imperatives (cost, timing, investment, and quality) are met

  • Generates technical solutions for current, new and major programs

  • Provides technical leadership for advanced technology development

  • Performs complex design analysis

  • Develops engineering designs (including subsystems)

  • Implements engineering changes

  • Initiates documents to provide engineering authority and to maintain math data

  • Solves engineering related problems

  • Works with engineering functions, suppliers, plant personnel and others to implement cost reduction, methods and product improvements, and to support build programs

  • Plans and implements test and/or development programs

  • Releases parts and subsystems for production

  • Communicates information to and from internal and external customer organizations

  • Coordinates and consults with departments outside engineering, such as manufacturing

  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products

  • Travels as required

Additional Description


  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Physics and 2+ years of experience

  • Experience with project/program management

  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms

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

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

Desired Skills

  • 5+ years of experience in a related engineering field

  • DFMEA training

  • Electronic Validation Experience

  • DFSS Black Belt Certification

  • Software, Controls, and wiring experience

  • Design/Development of Safety Critical Systems/Components

  • Prior experience with LiDAR, cameras, optics, and/or radars

  • Prior experience in manufacturing or industrial engineering with DFA/DFS

  • Prior experience negotiating between parties

  • Prior commercial experience a plus for negotiations with supply base

  • Prior experience in electrical/electronic component design/release

  • Prior experience with electronics/circuit design

  • Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to engineering

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.