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Principal Software Engineer - AI/ML Software Defined Vehicle

  • Austin / Remote / Roswell / Warren / WFH_City
  • Engineering
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000073215


This is a hybrid role and does not require employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work off-site on a permanent basis. In the USA, this is an employee who lives more than 100 miles from their designated primary worksite. Employees may only work remote in the 48 continguous states. 

The Automated Driving, Active Safety (ADAS) Mapping Software team develops and delivers mapping software solutions using artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) techniques to support GM's automated, hands free driving solutions for North America and beyond. We tackle the many challenges of map topology, scalability, real-time performance, verification and safety. The team is part of an Agile Release Train in the SAFe© framework.

The Role 

ADAS Mapping is looking for a dynamic, experienced Principal Software Engineer to join our team of software engineers to help us build out the infrastructure and provide solutions for our AI/ML product ecosystems. Must have a strong background in team build, technology, system integration, data architecture, and agile software development methodologies.

The successful candidate will guide and prioritize the development and release of software for maps.  You will work cross-functionally with multiple teams and stakeholders to frequently deliver high quality, production level code for ADAS features.  You will work collaboratively with stakeholders to understand and ensure that the software meets our customers' requirements and scheduled milestones.  As a principal Engineer, you will be responsible to triage, develop, demonstrate, test & release software for high impact projects that deliver on GM’s vision of zero crashes, zero emissions, & zero congestion.


  • The ideal candidate will have a highly technical background with the ability to develop a team as well as engage senior GM business executives and engineering leadership on solutions and technology capabilities.
  • Key responsibilities include:
  • Ability to code Python, interact with large data sets and machine learning frameworks with limited to no supervision. This role requires the ability to drive the agile process, monitoring and testing, CI|CD; teach high quality code practices/reviews focused on use of best patterns and correcting anti-patterns
  • Drive performance, quality, and scalability across the product landscape
  • Become the subject-matter expert on the product capabilities, technologies, and infrastructure
  • Work with a wide range of systems, processes, and technologies to own and solve problems from end-to-end
  • Lead a team of software engineers with collaboration and communication at the core of how we work
  • Examine and ensure the technology and architecture choices we make to drive the strategic technical vision and roadmaps
  • Continuously improve software development processes, tools, and standards
  • Solve and fix technical issues involving software development and product releases
  • Collaborate within the broader GM IT organizations on both a technology and business level, driving requirement and needs as required for successful technical delivery

Additional Description

Required Skills and Experience

  • 6+ years developing cutting-edge enterprise applications in an architect/leadership customer-facing capacity
  • Experience working with engineering teams operating in an Agile environment
  • Experience in developing highly scalable, and high-performance distributed systems, with a strong understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Must be an excellent debugger and problem solver driven to possess knowledge and understanding of how things work
  • Demonstrated knowledge in software programming languages (Python)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of database modeling and data structure principles, techniques, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in building, debugging, and maintaining mission critical enterprise applications.
  • 2 to 4+ years working in automotive production environment of SAFe© Agile Release Train or Agile Scrum

Minimum Education Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software, Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Advanced degrees preferred

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of major automotive vehicle systems such as Advanced Driver-Assistance (ADAS)
  • Experience with Machine/Deep Learning algorithms
  • Experience with Data Visualization and Business Intelligence tools (e.g. HUE, Jupyter, PowerBI)
  • Experience with SAFe methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge in multiple software development disciplines (i.e. Agile, Scrum, SDLC).
  • Big Data and related knowledge/experience
  • Experience with GIS software development
  • Experience with simulation and automation

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at the 8th 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

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