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Software Development Manager


About the role:

As a General Motors Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for leading and management of one or more software development teams. You will ensure that software is designed and developed using sound, repeatable, industry standard methodologies and in accordance with GM’s software development project methodology; including but not limited to standards in code quality, performance, stability, security and overall alignment and compliance with project objectives. You will be expected to be familiar and proficient with each of the following capabilities: 

  • Project administration and record-keeping Multi-functional collaboration with other development teams and/or support functions
  • Career development coaching and mentoring activities for team members and direct reports.
  • Project scheduling and time management
  • Responsible for the delegation and coordination of development activities across each team to ensure high utilization of resources while delivering world-class software across many platforms. 
  • Manages a team and is responsible for staffing, communicating, training and development, directing and prioritization of work, evaluating performance and removing roadblocks.

About you:

You will lead team using ETS DevOPs disciplines, SRE disciplines, Product Ownership and scrum for full life cycle disciplined story writing, TDD, contract testing, codified pipelines, CI/CD, 12-Factor, and full integration with Galileo.

  • Must have at least 7 years experience and be comfortable leading highly technical teams through the software development lifecycle (SDLC) utilizing industry standard/best practice for software development approaches
  • Must have broad software project delivery experience in leading teams developing applications using a variety of tools, languages, frameworks and technologies.  
  • Capable of managing concurrent projects and/or initiatives within GM.
  • Ability to handle issue resolution and remove roadblocks by navigating complex corporate environments and processes
  • Must have experience creating strategic direction for groups of applications, including Performance tuning, usability assessment/improvement, automation technologies
  • Understands security risks for applications and code remediation techniques
  • Oversees Integration efforts of software or solutions with existing software/systems
  • Understands code quality analysis results and remediation mechanisms
  • Expert knowledge of maintaining and debugging live software systems
  • Providing advice, training and technical support for various projects within their domain
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Possess technical writing knowledge around system design specification and technical documentation of software systems
  • Understand and maintain compliance with GM standards and industry best practice
  • Provides career guidance and mentoring of both software developers as well as junior managers.  Assures that team adheres to all GM Resource Requirements such as Timekeeping, Project Management and Training
  • Builds a diverse and effective team by identifying/selecting the best talent. Responsible for directing and prioritizing work, managing performance and providing guidance / coaching to team members. Manages the culture within their team, holds themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors. Models GM behaviors and creates a winning culture.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Description

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.