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System Architect


The Role

Our Vehicle Motion Embedded Controls (VMEC) team is currently seeking experienced and motivated candidates for the role of Electronics System Architect (covering Transmission, Electrification, and Chassis). The System Architect is a technical leadership position that will support our Test Environment Agile Release Train (TExiL ART) and be focused on guiding the vision and the roadmap for our test environments (both hardware-in-the-loop and software-in-the-loop).You will be the key player in a group responsible for creating virtual and hardware-in-the-loop environments to enable development, verification, and validation of embedded controllers and calibrations for transmission electrification, and chassis systems?

Key Responsibilities:

System Architects understand and describe the Solution Context and Intent (Define requirements and communicate solution vision), analyze technical trade-offs, determine the primary components and subsystems, identify the interfaces and collaborations between them, define Nonfunctional Requirements (NFRs), guide Enablers through the Program and Solution Kanban systems, and work with Product and Solution Management, stakeholders, customers and Suppliers to help ensure fitness for purpose.

The System Architect plays a critical role in aligning teams on the ART and Solution Train to a shared technical direction and partner with the Agile Teams to elaborate and develop the solution, validating technology assumptions, evaluating implementation alternatives, and creating the Continuous Delivery Pipeline .

System Architects define HOW products are built. Some of the key deliverables required are:

  • Defining product architecture (Architecture Vision, HIL Bill of Design, Model Framework, Automation Integration)
  • Defining Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Specifying Non-functional Requirements (NFRs) and acceptance tests, acceptance of NFRs
  • Defining enabler work items and architectural runway needed to support feature work for Transmission, Electrification Propulsion, and Chassis domains

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical, Software or Computer preferred)
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant engineering experience, with at least 3 years focused on virtual simulation and testing
  • In depth knowledge of chassis controls systems – specifically, brake controls, driveline controls, and trailering
  • Experience in HIL application engineering and simulation modeling
  • Working vehicle dynamics knowledge including software packages – CarSim
  • Experience successfully leading large and/or difficult projects with high levels of ambiguity
  • Demonstrated technical competence in 1 or more architecture domains for ART product(s): System Safety, System Architecture / Functional Taxonomy, Industrial DevOps / Continuous Delivery Pipeline, SW Architecture, or Control Architecture
  • Familiarity in computer programming languages including Matlab/Python
  • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink in context of plant model development and integration and basic usage of additional tools for real time simulation
  • Familiarity with automotive communication technologies such as CAN, LIN, and SPI

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering (Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical, Software or Computer preferred)
  • Familiarity, or certification with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Familiarity Electrification Propulsion controls
  • Knowledge and 1-5 years of experience developing microprocessor-based, real-time control algorithms and software in high level (C/C++) language
  • Familiarity of additional simulation tools (e.g. GT Suite, Amesim, etc.)
  • Familiarity with embedded controls software and the automated software build processes, including gcc compiler, gdb debugger, Eclipse, and ETAS INCA measurement and calibration tools
  • Experience with commonly used HIL bench tools, such as ETAS INCA, Lauterbach, CAN (CANalyzer or Vehicle Spy), software code generation, Python, etc.
  • Familiarity with synchronous and asynchronous event driven simulation methodologies (High performance co-simulation)
  • Demonstrated leadership and success in software-in-the-loop (SIL) or hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) methodology development & deployment
  • Business acumen – familiarity with Budget and Capital Planning Experience with development of advanced technology
  • Experience with software integration verification and validation
  • Experience as a Controls, Software, or Calibration Engineer
  • Experience executing a production vehicle programs, in any role

Additional Description

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• 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.

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