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Mechatronics Embedded Software Architect - SDV


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.

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. This position requires an employee to be onsite 2-4 times per month.

We are seeking an experienced, motivated, and forward-thinking Mechatronics Embedded Software Architect to support the Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for development, deployment, and maintenance of the software modules

  • Participate in the design of a best-in-class in-vehicle Abstracted Mechatronic Platform for GM new electronic architecture

  • Follow our software development process where quality comes first and ensure that the designed solutions conform to architectural requirements such as scalability, maintainability, reliability, extensibility, usability, and security

  • Ensure proper communications and teamwork between various internal and external technical teams to make appropriate system-level design trade-offs, refine system requirements, and identify innovation opportunities

  • Collaborate with team members in software development activities using the Scrum/Agile development process

Additional Description

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with software programming and debugging complex code base in C++, Java and Python experience at software infrastructure level

  • Knowledge and experience in serial communication CAN/ LIN protocols

  • Familiarity in AutoSAR and/or Adaptive AutoSAR developments

  • Experience in Software Development for Linux/QNX/POSIX operative systems

  • Experience with Ethernet protocol and Ethernet networks

  • Understanding of service-oriented communication protocols (SOME/IP, DDS, REST, etc.)

  • In depth experience with Scrum/Agile software development process and SCM tools

  • High level of interpersonal communication skills (written and oral)

  • Able to work independently with high degree of initiative

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering field

  • 5 years in Software Development at software infrastructure level

  • Experience on automotive control systems with RTOS platforms

  • Experience in Android Application

  • Familiarity with Android Platform, framework services, HAL, and AOSP

  • Familiarity with QNX, Real time OS, IPC communication

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at both the 6th and 7th level. The determination by HR and the Hiring Manager as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate’s relevant experience and whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.

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.