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Software Program Manager - SDV


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! Within the Software Defined Vehicle, GM is developing the next generation of embedded platform software to deliver state of the art Infotainment features on the Ultifi platform.

We are looking for energetic engineers with experience in Android, QNX and Linux testing to help us deliver high quality software for future automotive Infotainment systems. Even if you don't meet all the required skills, we encourage you to apply. First and foremost, we're looking for engineers with passion!

The Role:

The software program manager will be an important member of our infotainment software group at GM, which is part of the larger GM Global Engineering team. The program manager will be responsible for program management in the software group for GM Infotainment system development. The program manager’s responsibility spans the entire software life cycle beginning with the software requirement definition and program planning to the final delivery of a commercial product to the market. The program manager will work closely with both local and global software teams. They will also have to interact with different functional groups, in order to deliver the software programs on time, with high quality and within budget. This position will provide opportunities to grow both technical and non-technical skills!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage software programs to ensure product delivery from GM software teams are on schedule and delivered with high quality
  • Work with multiple scrum teams to create, maintain and track the program schedule
  • Proactively drive and coordinate different teams to ensure each milestone is reached on schedule
  • Manage changes, risks, and issues. Ensure issues get highlighted, addressed and resolved timely and effectively
  • Track program progress and report status to the management team
  • Take ownership of managing dependencies and coordinate between teams as needed
  • Monitor program quality assurance (QA) activities

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.
  • 2+ years of software program management experience in software companies
  • Comprehensive knowledge of program management methodologies and tools
  • Knowledge of embedded product software and test
  • Experience in developing and deploying products in global markets with virtual teams
  • Working knowledge of Scrum/Agile software development process
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative, discipline, strong sense of responsibility, delivery and schedule commitment
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively in a geographically dispersed team
  • Strong leadership, excellent coordination, and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Five years of software program management experience in software companies
  • Advanced degrees preferred
  • PMP or related certification is preferred
  • Android/QNX/Embedded development experience
  • Experience in automotive and/or portable consumer electronic
  • History of success in applying program management skills in a complex environment is a plus
  • DFSS Black Belt
  • SAFe Certified

This position is flexible to ensure work-life integration.

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.

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 or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.