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Principal Technical Lead


  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 .

In recent years, GM Information Technology has successfully executed the largest IT transformation in the history of the automotive industry, fully insourcing what once was a nearly completely outsourced IT function. Today GM IT is a dynamic and fast paced organization that designs, develops, and maintains all IT infrastructure, applications and solutions enabling GM’s global operations. From designing and building the next generation of electric and other vehicles to developing a world-class GM experience for our dealers and customers, GM IT is driving real change in the most iconic automaker on the planet. Our team delivers unique enterprise-wide IT solutions in cutting-edge technologies such as mobility, telematics, mission-critical business systems, supercomputing, cloud, vehicle engineering and real-time computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to advance their careers and be a part of an IT organization focused on innovation, speed and business value.

About the team:

The Global Purchasing and Supply Chain IT team provides the technology innovation behind one of the world’s largest digital supply chains, with a network of 182 plants, 650 logistics service providers and 3,100 suppliers to build 9 million vehicles and deliver to over 15,000 dealers worldwide. IT integrates the enterprise to make this happen. Our industry-leading team of analysts, developers, engineers, and architects develop, test, and deploy the technology that drives GM. This is an expansive team that is looking for a dynamic and critical team member.

About the role and responsibilities:

The Principal Technical Lead is responsible for designing and developing enterprise applications using sound, repeatable, industry best practices and in accordance with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or other Agile methodologies. In addition to designing and developing high quality code, the role requires leading team(s) of developers, contributing to portfolio planning by sizing future initiatives, developing automated tests, implementing CI/CD pipelines, performing project administration and keeping Multi-functional collaboration with other development teams and/or support functions, prioritization of work, supporting performance evaluation and removing roadblocks

  • You will bring broad software project delivery experience in leading technical efforts developing applications using a variety of tools, languages, frameworks and technologies

  • Full lifecycle application development using standard frameworks and coding standards/patterns

  • Demonstrate mastery of numerous programming languages, tools and/or technologies

  • Experienced knowledge of maintaining and debugging live software systems. Proactively engage in the remediation of software

  • issues related to code or solutions quality, security, and/or pattern/frameworks and software usability or end user related issues

  • Performance tuning, improvement, balancing, usability, automation.

  • Design Integration Solutions or Integrate software with existing or new software/systems

  • Maintain standards compliance

  • Proactively engage in the remediation of software issues related to code quality, security, and/or pattern/frameworks.

  • Provide technical guidance, mentorship, coaching and/or training to software developers and other team members as

  • appropriate. Holds themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors. Models GM behaviors and crafts a winning culture.

  • Automate unit/end-to-end testing of software systems within their domain, focused on software quality and maintainability (automated unit test scripts as part of coding and development of multi-layer automated testing cases - Layer 2: Integration and Layer 3 and 4 – UI/UX).

  • Ensure development artifacts are in alignment with patterns/ frameworks designed by software engineering teams

  • Document software code and ensure that technical documentation i.e. configuration guides, install guides meet requirements

Additional Description

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience designing, developing and supporting enterprise IT applications

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a development lead or solution architect

  • Languages/Frameworks: Java, SpringBoot, Angular, React, Javascript, Spring MVC

  • Databases: Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, PostgreSQL (highly recommended, at least 2 out of 4)

  • Web Application Servers: WebLogic, TomCat

  • Methodologies: Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Bachelor's degree in technical discipline preferred or equivalent experience required.

  • Possess broad software project delivery experience in leading technical efforts developing applications using a variety of tools, languages, frameworks and technologiesl

  • Experience or familiarity with Supply Chain business domain

  • Experience with resilient application design and secure coding practices

  • Knowledge of database modeling and data structure principles, techniques and best practices.

  • Experience with RESTful APIs, self-describing

  • Experience implementing domain driven design using behavior driven development, integrating with web services (JSON + SOAP), website performance tuning

  • Expertise leveraging Object Oriented Programming methodologies and design patterns including domain-driven design, microservices, cloud native (12 + 3 factor), service mesh and cloud design patterns.l

  • Expert knowledge of standard development tools.

  • Expertise in end-to-end applications hosted on PCF, or other PaaS environments and Kubernetes with a focus on scalability, high availability, and fault tolerance

  • Possess excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on verbal and written communication.

Preferred Requirements:

  • APIs, Swagger/OpenAPI specifications

  • Familiarity with code collaboration platforms such as Bitbucket and Azure/TFS and submitting/reviewing/approving Pull Requests/Merge Requests.

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.