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Systems Engineer - Battery Applications


GM’s Global Product Development Team is pursuing Battery Systems Engineers who will focus on applying GM’s battery technology to a wide variety of new and innovative applications.  The Battery Systems Engineer will be responsible for gathering and understanding application requirements, analyzing, and specifying energy storage solutions.


  • Synthesize energy storage system designs based on customer requirements

  • Execute analyses of potential designs, including electrical capability, battery life, thermal, isolation/creepage and clearance, etc.

  • Develop system, component, and sub-component specifications for the various elements of energy storage systems including functional, performance, safety, and compliance requirements.

  • Support the development of an efficient energy storage solution strategy - including batteries, controls, and associated hardware. 

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to evaluate product technical solutions to ensure efficient, safe, and reliable designs.

  • Work cross-functionally to curate efficient technologies/solutions/components for innovative product design.

  • Collaborate in a team environment and/or take charge of opportunities to develop optimal solutions for customers and development programs.

Additional Description


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, chemical, mechanical, or other relevant engineering field required.

  • 5+ years of product development experience in battery and/or high voltage electrical systems

  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills required to effectively work with others in group situations.

  • Demonstrated high level of agility and desire to work in a complex and evolving environment and an innovation mindset.

  • Highly proficient in oral and written communication skills

  • Team player attitude internally and externally.

  • Willing to travel 10-15% of the time.

Desired Skills:

  • Master’s in engineering or business administration desired

  • Familiarity with multi-physics modeling and CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) techniques desired

About GM

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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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