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Technical Specialist – Electronic Control Unit Hardware Center of Expertise


Remote:  This position does not require employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work off-site on a permanent basis.​

 ​Electronic Control Units continue to be an area of growth in the global automotive market. General Motors is looking for exceptional candidates to be part of the Electronic Control Unit Hardware component solutions. In addition to supporting the Bill of Design imperatives, the candidate will be part of a team that gives the technical direction to other engineers or engineering support personnel.

This Technical Specialist will deliver common business and technology solutions. Will ensure reuse and technical excellence of engineering solutions and components. Works with the key stakeholders from execution and support teams to ensure common implementation of strategies in a key area of the ECU HW COE. This includes positions in key areas such as Requirements & Specifications, Design & Analysis, Partnership Development, Tools, and Operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain deliverables and processes according to the key area assignment of the ECU HW COE

  • Contribute and Document best practices that enable (BOD) imperatives

  • Find and deliver complexity optimization

  • Provide enablers for software reuse including potential methods to separate HW and SW sourcing

  • Support overall reuse and strategies across all control modules

  • Develop and maintain templates and/or tools, Support or define enterprise sourcing strategies & business models based on key area of assignment

  • Provide solutions by working with the feature owners

  • Work with execution teams to ensure that the COE strategic vision is implemented in ECU designs

  • Provide Technical Review, Field Service/Manufacturability, Supplier Quality Support and Participate in controller benchmarking

  • Model and develop GM's Core Values and Winning Behaviors

Additional Description

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in a core field (Mechanical and/or Electrical and/or Computer)

  • 3-5 years of experience in Product Development or related activity

  • High level of competence in writing and comprehending hardware requirements

  • Knowledge of GM product design and development cycles

  • Knowledge of vehicle serial data communications (CAN, GMLAN, LIN, SENT, Ethernet) and electrical architectures

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

  • High level understanding of hardware and software design and failure modes in electronic modules

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required

  • Results driven individual with high levels of initiative and pro-activity

  • Program Management skills

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others

  • High level of oral and written communication skills

  • Experience in the automotive product release and specification process

  • Problem-solving skills involving complex systems

  • DFSS Black Belt Certification

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of SAFe Agile Release process including PI/ART/SCRUMS

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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