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Systems Capability Engineer - Collision Avoidance - SDV


We believe work-life balance is essential to a team member’s success and job satisfaction. That is why this position allows some work flexibility and utilizes the Hybrid Work Appropriately Model to ensure our diverse team has good work-life balance!

Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired. This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 days per week.

We are influencing the transformation of future transportation with ADAS and Automated Driving! Are you ready to make a difference at GM? The System Capability Engineering Active Safety Team is passionate about defining, integrating, and testing of Advanced Active Safety and Automated Driving systems and is looking for several Collision Avoidance Systems Capability Engineers to add to the team and help us lead and manage the development and validation of automated driving technologies.

In this position, you will have the chance to support our Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) strategy, work at the intersection of hardware, software and advanced sensing technology, to define, develop and execute ADAS features and have a hand in the early stages of GM`s next generation vehicles.

This Systems Capability Engineer will lead efforts related to rear and side collisions as well as manage the launch of Intelligent Speed Assist.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Participate with, or lead, multi-functional development team discussions with software teams, capability domains, and key partners to ensure alignment with peers and downstream customers

  • Analyze and negotiate Collision Avoidance related requirements with internal and external stakeholders throughout product development and integration. Focus on Capability and Systems performance and lead technical solutions

  • Support the development, calibration, and validation of Intelligent Speed Assist and ensure all stakeholders delivering on time so that the programs can be type approved.

  • Be the hands-on end to end capability owner that will test and integrate System level capabilities on simulation, close course and real-world on vehicle

  • Effective communication of issues and support the ability to solve problems and prioritize/balance workload as they arise

  • Apply solid technical understanding, critical reasoning and a structured approach to solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar domains

  • Ability to handle agile development approach and quick, fast pace changes that enable customer facing improvements

Additional Description

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Physics, Math, Computer Science or related technical degree

  • Minimum of 3 years of Systems Engineering experience

  • Understanding of active safety systems, vehicle performance and automated driving technology

  • Effectively handle multiple priorities while maintaining a dedication to the tasks at hand

  • Ability to identify problems, analyze varying courses of action to resolve and negotiate efficient solutions and implement contingency plans

  • Strong technical and non-technical communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at both the 6th and 7th level. The determination by HR and the Hiring Manager as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate’s relevant experience and whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.

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 or call us at 800-865-7580. 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.