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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.

GM is undergoing a major transformation, both in how we operate and will influence the future of transportation utilizing the principles of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Our ECU HW Center of Expertise (COE) team is on the forefront of this work with the mission to:

  • Enable the future of transportation, including GM’s vision of zero emissions, zero crashes, and zero congestion
  • Reduce complexity through common processes and solutions
  • Establish/Maintain a library of re-useable ECU elements, interfaces, and reference circuit designs
  • Enable software reuse for GM’s Ultifi technology
  • Provide enterprise sourcing strategies for most cost-effective designs
  • Align technology roadmaps across hardware domains
  • Assess Supplier capability to enable leveraging across ECU domains
  • Refine & align ECU Sourcing timing with Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) activities supporting SAFe principles

To achieve this mission and embolden our culture, we are seeking experienced, motivated, and forward-thinking engineers to join our team in areas of Operations, Tools, Requirements and Specifications, Design and Analysis, and Partnership Development. Multiple openings in each area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Model and foster GM's Core Values and Winning Behaviors
  • Support Program Increment (PI) planning, visualize and manage the flow of work from ideation to analysis, implementation, and release.
  • Drive commonization of the ECU HW COE in key area of assignment
  • Become trained in core competencies relating to area of assignment, including SAFe certification


  • Create and maintain the ECU HW COE process of engineering
  • Develop and maintain PFMEA, Validation, and process of Engineering best practices related to ECUs
  • Provide support as needed for field service/manufacturability, new supplier quality processes, supplier plant audits, and VHIL activities related to ECUs
  • Work cross-functionally as the main channel of communication for BOD/BOM, best practices, common solutions, and metrics for ECUs


  • Develop and maintain templates for new hardware requirements, specifications, and best practices to enable common software
  • Design of new common software debugging tools applicable to multiple ECU families
  • Support of configuration management tool to document ECU HW relationships
  • Create and maintain library of common ECU designs and elements

Requirements and Specifications

  • Analyze complex systems and create electronic hardware requirements for sourcing and implementation
  • Create and maintain library of common ECU requirement elements
  • Create and maintain library of commodity specific ECU requirement elements
  • Create and maintain Statement of Requirements (SOR) templates

Design and Analysis

  • Perform worst-case analysis, create design guideline and reference circuit designs
  • Optimize the designs for ECU hardware by working along with project management team
  • Help understand the dependencies and limitations of the hardware
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to create and maintain Bill of Design and Best practices

Partnership Development

  • Establish enterprise wide sourcing strategies for most cost-effective ECU designs
  • Align technology roadmaps across ECU hardware domains
  • Assess Supplier capability to enable leveraging across ECU domains and establish criteria to assess new Suppliers
  • Establish methodology to separate and perform the ECU HW and SW sourcing separately
  • Significant interactions with GM Purchasing, GM Engineering and Tier1 ECU Supplier organizations in a wide breadth of ECU designs and technologies

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in a core field (Mechanical and/or Electrical and/or Computer)
  • 2+ years of experience in Product Development or related activity
  • High level of competence in writing and comprehending hardware requirements
  • Working knowledge of product design and development cycles 
  • Working knowledge of ECU in vehicle communication networks
  • High level understanding of hardware and software design and failure modes in electronic modules
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills involving complex systems

Additional Description

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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


  • Builds Relationships
  • Drives for Results
  • Leading without Authority
  • Technical/Professional Expertise
  • Displays High Integrity and Honesty
  • Customer Focused
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Business Acumen
  • Composure
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Lean/Agile Mindset

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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