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Senior Software Engineer with OnStar Insurance


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.

This is a Hybrid position within our IT Organization. The role will allow employees to work remotely, but will also require onsite work based on business needs. The selected candidate will be expected to live a commutable distance to the innovation center they are selected for. Relocation will be provided as needed.

Location: Austin, TX - Chandler, AZ - Warren, MI - Roswell, GA

GM OnStar Insurance Group  - we are seeking those who are looking for a new and exciting opportunity within GM?  Are you passionate about being a part of a start-up that will scale the OnStar Insurance business? Are you excited about a new vision and how GM will continue to revolutionize the consumer market with added services? The foundation has been laid to launch this exciting and fast-paced team. This may be the opportunity for you! 

You will work alongside product management, development, and business stakeholders to drive a user-centered design approach and develop iterative testing plans that generate the right insights to inform the next iteration. This role embodies a passionate, creative, yet pragmatic design doer & leader that can empathize with customer needs and behaviors, identify opportunities and successfully transform requirements into intuitive and elegant solutions. Our team is diverse, engaged, and moves fast so we expect you to not just keep up, but help lead the way.

Additional Description

In this software development role, you will be responsible for developing software applications using sound, repeatable, industry standard methodologies. You will have the opportunity to work hands-on writing software or solutions, based on detailed requirements and system specifications. Development activities will include updating existing software and/or developing new software solutions to address a specific need or solve a particular business problem. Additionally, you will drive development activities in accordance with appropriate methodologies and application of a repeatable, systematic and quantifiable approach to the development process. You will coach/mentor software developers and will review the software being developed. This role will also work closely with architects and/or data scientists to ensure code alignment with design patterns/frameworks.

The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for new and innovative software development and design sophisticated and professional code, writing maintainable unit and integration tests (including in memory, mocked tests, and actual integrations). Our engineers work in a highly collaborative environments working across many subject areas. We regularly work on groundbreaking technologies – understanding and inventing new designs and integration patterns along the way. Our engineers must…

  • Quickly design, develop, and deliver new code

  • Estimate and design work that is just-in-time and sized in small increments

  • Perform root cause analysis, do technology evaluations, and develop quick prototypes

  • Commit to completing well-defined, secure, and elegant work and deliver on their commitments

  • Report status of assigned software development and/or maintenance tasks

  • Consistently follow the specified software development methodology

  • Promote improvements in programming practices such as acceptance test driven development, continuous integration, and continuous delivery

  • Prospective team members possess a high degree of business insight, creativity, decision making skills, a drive for results, the ability to negotiate, the ability to develop strong peer relationships, and a strong technical learning capability and focus.

  • Read and analyze Spark code

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes

  • Ability to Execute failover from one environment to another

  • Enhance monitoring capabilities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile teams that have regularly delivered software while practicing code review

  • Over 6 years of software development experience in Java using MVC and RESTful services

  • Over 7 years of software development experience in HTML, SCSS/Less, and JavaScript following accessibility standards (meeting WCAG Level AA standards), semantic markup, structured CSS (BEM/OOCSS/etc), browser compatibility standards, and developed with progressive enhancement and graceful degradation as requirements

  • Expertise in SQL (relational databases), key-value datastores, and document stores

  • Creating self-contained, reusable, and testable modules and components in frontend and backend work

  • Proven experience diagnosing issues from browser to infrastructure to network to database and all the way back

  • Over 5 years software development utilizing industry standard design patterns

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate and translate feedback, needs and solutions

  • Creative problem-solving skills that deliver elegant solutions to complex issues

  • Strong teamwork focus (live by the team, die by the team) and the ability to foster collaboration within and across teams

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or, equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work experience

  Preferred Qualifications:

  • Over 2 years developing 12 factor apps including designing and implementing Continuous Integration, Build, and Delivery

  • Over 3 years utilizing platform and infrastructure as a service technologies and capabilities and their corresponding services (object store, configuration management, service registries, etc)

  • Over 2 years of Angular 4/5/6 development experience

  • Experience using Git source control doing rebases, merges, and handling merge conflicts

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.