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Solutions Architect - Future Products / First Mile

Description

This is a Hybrid position within our IT Organization. The role will allow employees to work remotely, but will also require onsite work based on business needs. The selected candidate will be expected to live a commutable distance to the innovation center they are selected for. Relocation will be provided as needed

For all external applicants, we are targeting a start date on or after January 10th 2022 for this position

About GM

We’re dedicated to achieving our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. We are looking for people who are passionate about helping us create safer, better and more sustainable solutions for personal mobility. Our bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

About the Role

First Mile / Future Products works as a technology arm of GM's Innovation business. As a Solutions Architect, you will also be responsible and accountable for the quality and cohesion of all architecture components for your systems.

Platform Management

You will be hands-on and lead various architectural initiatives to ensure our systems and platforms remain stable, secure and compliant with security, privacy and other regulatory matters.  As part of this role, you will work across a wide breadth of technology, including supporting SaaS platforms, on-prem deployments of COTs software and fully custom systems.


Interested in moving at a rapid pace, engage in multiple projects and exploring cutting-edge technologies, then this might be the position you have been looking for!


Additional Description

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring all First Mile / Future Products systems meet GMIT requirements (5 Star) for technology, security, operational readiness, data analytics onboarding and business continuity
  • Identify and reduce PI/SPI exposures via compensating measures (e.g. data encryption, obfuscation, etc.)
  • Perform systems configuration and management for various on-prem and SaaS platforms (e.g. Adobe Campaign, Miro, etc.)
  • Work with our Software Acquisition, Purchasing and business counterparts to review and provide a recommendation and new software, microservices and other related technology
  • Engagement with our Level 1 and Level 2 operations engineers to onboard new applications and resolve recurring operational issues
  • Responsible for leading the definition of current and future state solution architectures which includes evaluation, selection and integration of vital technical components to build solution designs that support the defined functional and non-functional requirements for the Future Products area
  • Familiar with how to integrate disparate systems using GM standards and industry leading patterns for internal GM platforms and external / SaaS applications and microservices
  • Ensure that designed or reviewed solutions conform to architectural requirements such as scalability, maintainability, reliability, extensibility, usability and security across multiple domain areas
  • Experience with next.js, React, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Azure technologies and Pulsar
  • Drive innovation and adoption of new design paradigms and technologies

Requirements:

  • Experience managing a diverse set of applications on multiple platforms (e.g. Linux, Windows, Cloud Foundry PaaS, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of OSI model for full stack troubleshooting / integration
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years of professional software development experience
  • 1-3 years’ experience with RDBMS, such as MS SQL, Postgres, etc.
  • ETL and data manipulation techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and building of performance customer facing applications at scale
  • Solid understanding of design patterns and software development best practices
  • Experience working in an agile environment, SAFe experience preferred

Knowledge and understanding of cross-platform mobile/web app development is strongly preferred

Tech Skills:

  • Windows Server, Windows 10 client, Linux (Ubuntu, Oracle Enterprise, SLES, RedHat, etc.)
  • Python, Oracle, Prosgres, SQL or PL/SQL
  • Power BI, Tableau and other BI reporting from flat files and a variety of data sources
  • Messaging middleware including IBM MQ / RabbitMQ
  • Apache Airflow (or other), Apache Pulsar/Kafka, ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash Kibana)
  • Big Data technologies, with tools such as Hadoop, Hive, Cassandra, Spark, Python, Apache NiFi, Prometheus, Grafana and Parquet.
  • Data integration platforms, tools and techniques such as Talend, DataStage, Pentaho, etc.
  • System monitoring and validation, with tools such as Grafana, Prometheus
  • Containerization concepts, deployed with Cloud Foundry and/or Kubernetes
  • Java/Spring Boot, microservice architecture, cloud native application development and angular/react

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 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.


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.