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Software Defined Vehicle Lead Software Platform Engineer


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 monthly.

The Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) team supports the definition, design, and development of continuously improving mobility services. SDV is a new vehicle intelligence platform that will underpin all our future innovations across a wide range of technological advancements, including EVs and expanded automated driving. This means that you can potentially put a fingerprint on the vehicles that drive down the road! This space is ripe with technical leadership opportunities for advanced technology development, as well as the ability to provide mentorship for new employees. You can flex your teamwork muscles as you will be tasked with working with several other areas of engineering, IT, and the business.

In this role, the Software Platform Engineer will be the owner of one or more Platform "Capabilities" (e.g. OTA Reflash, Diagnostics, Network/Communications, etc.). This role is a combination of project management, and hands on test and integration. In the software space, you’ll experience an agile, fast-paced work environment, surrounded by great mentors and teams .


  • Work cross functionally to align all the software components to make up your capability, ensuring delivery milestones are met. Work with software architects, system architects, software engineers, and other embedded system engineers to define sprint goals

  • Create use cases to prove out the capability at each Program Increment (PI). Execute test cases, based on use cases, to ensure your capability works on the target platform. This may be a combination of automated tests and on-target tests.

  • This role is the single point of contact for a given area of the software platform, including end to end system performance responsibilities. This is a great role for someone that thrives in a challenging environment and is looking for a position with both leadership and technical responsibilities.

Additional Description

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience with complex software systems such as ADAS, Infotainment, Telematics, etc.

  • Knowledgeable about embedded system & software as it pertains to engineering

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work independently and optimally with others

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Lead multiple priorities while maintaining a commitment to the tasks at hand

  • Able to identify problems, analyze varying courses of action to determine, recommend and negotiate optimal solutions and execute contingency plans

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science

  • 5 years of experience in a software-related area and/or software development

  • Knowledge of Adaptive AutoSAR and QNX

  • Design/Development of Safety Critical Systems/Components

  • Experience with SOA, SaaS, Microservices, etc.

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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