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Senior System Architect – Electrification/Electric Power Domain


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

The Role

General Motors and the Global Electrification, Controls, Software & Electronics organization is looking for a System Architect to lead the design, development and launch of architectural solutions in the electrification and electric power domain that will underpin our future innovations across a wide range of technological advancements aligned with the vision for the future in a world in which there are zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.

The System Architect plays a critical role in the organization as they are responsible for describing the solution intent, analyzing technical trade-offs, determining the primary components, guiding critical enablers, and working with product management, customers, and suppliers to help ensure fitness for purpose. They must align key stakeholders across GECSE, coordinate architecture of the various initiatives, determine the optimal architecture to meet technical and business objectives, and deliver tactical plans to the execution team. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working closely with both internal departments and external suppliers. In addition, this position includes a high level of written and oral communication with higher levels of leadership such as directors and executives.


  • Coordinate the system design execution over the electrification and electric power domain to support multiple product variants within multiple model years and multiple programs.

  • Execute the evaluation of topology partitioning scenarios and ultimately establish the design direction for the functions set within the family of Global Electrical Architectures.

  • Ensure the electrification and electric power subsystem functions and interfaces are defined and designed in adherence to engineering standard work for the purpose of on-time high quality delivery of GM Electrical Architecture Core.

  • Act as a product manager and primary interface with customers (e.g. Subsystems Engineers, Network Design Engineers and Software Engineers) and development partners (e.g. calibration teams, validation teams, or suppliers) over the architecture artifacts; includes tracking and reporting status of deliverables.

  • Oversee and approve creation of physical and logical interface design mechanizations that capture the established direction.  Participate in creation of these artifacts as needed to maintain established timelines.

  • Drive alignment and ensure compliance with established core electrical architecture strategies for solutions managed by the global component stakeholders within the domain area.

  • Identify opportunities to further optimize the system by repartitioning controls across organizational or otherwise conventional boundaries.

  • Drive discussions to challenge necessary paradigms and develop business cases for realization where appropriate.

  • Lead and support continuous process improvement, best practices, lessons learned, and quality improvement initiatives.

  • Provides technical leadership ensuring issue resolution and appropriate technical direction for artifacts of responsibility.

  • Train, coach, mentor other team members in areas of strong competency.

Additional Description


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Math, Physics, or Computer Science

  • 5+ years of experience in electrification systems, embedded controls development, or electrical controls integration (architecture diagrams, designs, and implementation plans)

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area

  • Solid understanding of in-vehicle networks such as CAN and LIN communications

  • Ability to lead global cross-functional teams and organize complex information within softly defined boundaries

  • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals required

Desired Skills

  • Master of Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, or Software Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience in electrification system engineering, embedded controls development, or electrical controls integration (architecture diagrams, designs, and implementation plans)

  • Experience with function development within electrification domain

  • Experience with SAFe / Agile Product Development

  • Proven history of troubleshooting capability

  • Knowledge of design, development and test engineering, manufacturing and assembly operations, engineering processes and procedures

  • Experience with safety critical design, testing and validation, e.g. ISO26262

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.