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Software System Architect

Description

This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most efficiently! The employee’s role enables them to work Hybrid or Remote on a permanent basis.

We encourage Work Life Balance!

GM is undergoing a major transformation, both in how we operate and in how we will influence the future of transportation. Our Vehicle Motion Embedded Controls (VMEC) team is on the forefront of this work, emboldening our culture by seeking out determined, innovative individuals who will join our team to help move us forward and achieve our mission.

We are looking for a high-performing Software System Architect to support VMEC.  As we expand our core software competency in our newly aligned organization, we are placing an increased value on the Software Architecture responsibilities. This includes software requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, quality and computing foundations. This role will provide leadership in these areas across the VMEC organization in both a strategic and tactical manor. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working primarily with hand code C and have some experience with auto-code from Simulink models.

Responsibilities:

  • Support all Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) related planning and work ac ceptance meetings (PI, Pre-PI, Post-PI, system demos, I&A, architecture sync, etc.)

  • Drive alignment with other Software System Architects and System Architect variants

  • Establish Software Non-Functional Requirements (NFRs) and participate in the definition of the NFRs for the other System Architect variants

  • Develop the architectural runway for the Agile Release Train (ART), comprehending all Enabler Epics, Business Epics, and all System Architect variant architectural roadmaps

  • Work with the PMT and operate within an economic framework to analyze the impact of design decisions and help plan both business and enabler work

  • Break large architectural initiatives into features and stories that can be executed in the 2 week sprint increments

  • Work with the PO to add architectural items to the Definition of Done which affects the acceptance of stories

  • Define a high-level architectural design for the software owned by the ART, comprehending all NFRs and future technical directions thereby enabling the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

  • Define software subsystems and their interfaces, allocate responsibilities to subsystems, and communicate requirements for interactions with solution context

  • Drive software quality improvements into the software owned by the ART, this includes evaluating code for controller resource improvements

  • Provide software and software architecture support and guidance to the Scrum teams throughout the sprints

  • Periodic rationalization of software component ownership in accordance with Conway's Law

  • Improve the software and software architecture knowledge of the team

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

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Additional Description

Minimum Required Skills and Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering

  • ​Proficient in C programming language or equivalent

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others

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

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required with minimum 2 years of experience

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification

  • Experience with the GM embedded software development tool chain

  • Experience with architecture design, controller resource utilization reduction, or training

Compensation : This position may be filled with a senior level or mid-career professional.  The median salary / compensation for both roles are as follows:  

Senior Career Professional – Median salary is $109,283

Mid-Career Professional – Median salary is $88,667 

Bonus Potential : An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

Benefits:   GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more


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 Careers.Accommodations@GM.com . 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.