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Sr Data Architect


This is a Hybrid position within our IT Organization. The role will allow employees to work offsite but will also require onsite work based on business needs. The selected candidate will be expected to commute to the innovation center to which they are assigned as their primary GM facility. Relocation may be provided

General Motors is evolving from an automotive company to a platform innovator where hardware and software go hand in hand, and new lines of growth business and revenue are emerging.  We’re looking for adventure seekers and imaginative thought leaders to help us transform.  We need fresh ideas, perspectives, and insights to launch new businesses and change the world through innovation.  We invite you to join the Movement! 

Are you looking to be a part of a hardworking, passionate team that values innovation, creativity, and speed?

There has never been a better time to work for General Motors!

A Senior Digital Business Data Architect/Database Developer is responsible and accountable for the transformation and implementation of data models and application components using current database technologies.

Our Senior Data Architect/Database Developers are creative problem solvers involved in close interaction with the entire CORE scrum team, development team leaders, business team members and other members of the extended IT development team. This includes understanding requirements, coding, testing, implementing, process development and governance.  

This position will be responsible for interfacing with key stakeholders; applying technical proficiency across different stages of the Software Development Life Cycle including requirements elicitation, application architecture definition and design; creating high level design artifacts; delivering high quality code deliverables; assisting with test validation and support activities related to implementation, transition and warranty.  You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued.

Additional Description

Minimal Qualifications

  • 15+ years Software Design and Development experience with a focus on the key Database Technologies
  • 7+ years of experience for designing complex mission critical database systems with high transaction volume, and very large data size.
  • Lead resolution of end to end data issues, data design issues, and end to end data test issues for a specific project
  • Expert knowledge in building, debugging and maintaining mission critical enterprise applications
  • Proficiency in SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, Stored Procedures, Database Objects, Linux/Unix shell scripting, Debugging, Query Optimization and Performance tuning
  • Demonstrable experience in (project level) Technical Data Architecture:- management, storage, security, access, navigation, movement, transformation of data, test data management, etc.
  • Experience working with data tools & technologies - data modeling, ETL tools, meta data management tools, master data management tools, database technologies and design
  • Experience with analyzing source system data & dataflows and working with structured / unstructured data
  • Knowledge of database modeling, data structure principles, techniques, and best practices
  • Able to influence the teams with his design solutions ideas, and able to have strong executive presentation skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to perform on a high-performance team as an individual Senior Developer and Architect while directing the work of Junior Developers
  • Ability to optimize the performance of code
  • Experience working on teams with a heavy emphasis on DevOps, Automation, CI/CD, and Quality
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to come up with designs for complex problems.
  • Experience working with Manufacturing or MES domain IT Systems would be a plus

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.