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Sub System Lead Engineer - Body Electronics


General Motors Global Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronics organization is focused on a world with Zero crashes, Zero emissions and Zero congestion. In an embrace of Agile practices and system engineering principals, we develop some of the most advanced and awesome mobility features. This Systems role within the Body/HVAC/Passive Safety Electronics & Controls team will support new technology development applicable to aspects of autonomous, electric, and traditional internal combustion applications. Agile, System Engineering, requirements development, trailer interface or trailering connection, interior or exterior lighting controls, and controls integration knowledge are a definite plus. The drive and tenacity to grow technically and professionally while working some of the most recognized features in General Motors is a must!

The Subsystem Lead Engineer (SSLE) is an Individual contributor with recognized expertise responsible for tasks and work throughout the entire vehicle development lifecycle including requirements definition, functional control strategy, systems design and implementation, testing, and problem resolution.

  • Create and maintain subsystem/component technical specifications in IBM DOORS; includes functional and performance requirements, diagnostic requirements, and CALibration Bill of Materials (CALBOM).

  • Work within an Exterior Lighting agile team to provide guidance and input to feature function development; resolve complex issues.

  • Create and maintain mechanization drawings in alignment with Electrical Architecture ownership; verify System architecture alignment.

  • Work closely with Subsystem Management Teams (SMT) to provide guidance on functionality associated with specific feature variants.

  • Work with global software engineers to review software models to ensure compliance to regulatory requirements.

  • Support subsystem related issue root cause analysis, whether in vehicles or on electrical benches.

  • Work with global technical teams to perform subsystem level testing and defect reports.

  • Review Owner’s Manual and Service Information related to the applicable subsystem.

  • Implement new feature/functions related to the applicable subsystem.

  • Scheduling meetings to formulate solutions to issues and translate solutions into requirements.

  • Involved in bench and vehicle verification and validation testing for applicable subsystems.

  • Complete subsystem level DFMEAs and collaborate in System and Component DFMEAs. Apply learning across applicable subsystems.

  • Assess JDP and Compass reviews and providing appropriate feedback.

  • Support advanced technical work projects that drive future features, functions, and vehicle enhancements.

Additional Description

Requirements (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Software or Electrical preferred), Math, Physics, or Computer Science.

  • 2 + years of experience in applying microprocessor-based controllers to automotive vehicle electrical systems.

  • Knowledge of microcontroller architectures, memory technologies, and programming.

  • Knowledge of vehicle serial data communications (CAN, GMLAN, LIN).

  • Knowledge of embedded controller systems electrical circuits.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing and comprehending software/hardware requirements.

  • High level knowledge of software verification/validation process.

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

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