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Vehicle Systems Research


The General Motors Vehicle Systems Research Lab is seeking to identify highly motivated and qualified individuals for potential future Researcher opportunities. In anticipation of these opportunities becoming available, if you are interested in learning more about GM, completing this profile will allow us to stay connected.

Hybrid: This position may 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 times per week

Opportunities within Vehicle Systems Research (VSR)

  • Optics and Displays

  • Human Machine Interface

  • Sensing and Perception

  • Prediction, Planning and Decision Systems

  • Localization and Mapping

  • Electrical Architecture / Software Architecture

  • Compute Platforms and Communication Protocols

  • Virtualization & Model-Based Development

  • Safety

  • Vehicle Chassis & Motion Control

  • Cabin Experience

  • Cybersecurity

  • Immersive Technologies

  • Vehicular Wireless Communication and Network

  • Vehicle Localization, mapping and navigation

About Vehicle Systems Research Lab

We need motivated researchers to join us in our search for 'what's next' here at GM's Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. As a key member of the team, you will contribute to the research, innovation, and development of future various autonomous vehicle technologies. In VSR, you will get to work with test vehicles, simulators, state-of-the-art sensors, software, while crafting new solutions for tomorrow’s vehicles. Your will research, prototype and test algorithms and software that are core to success of future automated vehicles. You will also be contributing to the vision of advanced fundamental AI/ML research collaborating with global research partners and universities. Join our world-class research team today, and let’s build the future of autonomous vehicles together!

Who You Are

  • Work as an independent yet integral member of a research team developing true innovation

  • Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge relevant to Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Research

  • Generate intellectual property, document results, and publish

  • Represent GM in external research forums, university research partnerships

  • Identify research gaps, initiate, lead and conduct new ground breaking planning research projects for highly automated passenger vehicles

  • Demonstrate strong sociability skills while working collaboratively with global multi-functional teams and research organizations

Additional Description

What You Need

  • Master’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, etc), Computer Science, Physics, or other area of technical specialization

  • Keen software skills

  • Proven ability to develop project goals and plans

  • Desire and ability to bust through the barriers while executing project team plans and independently run research projects

  • Develop requirements, performance evaluation metrics and conduct performance benchmarking

  • Multidisciplinary engineering skills

  • Next-level sociability skills

What Would Be Even Better

  • PhD

  • Post Doc and/or direct Industry Experience

  • History of success in applying advanced technology to improve usability of complex systems

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 . 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.