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Virtual ECU Simulation Integration Engineer


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 times per week

The Role

The Virtual Hardware-in-the-Loop (VHIL) team is a highly technical, highly knowledgeable, passionate, strategic, and visionary group working on an organizational transformation. We are seeking cutting-edge solutions to the question: how do we develop and validate our embedded control system without any hardware? The VHIL team is developing a 100% virtual HIL platform to do just that. This means that you can potentially put a fingerprint on the vehicles that drive down the road! This space is ripe with technical leadership opportunities for advanced technology development, as well as the ability to provide mentorship for new employees. You can flex your teamwork muscles as you will be tasked with working with several other areas of engineering, IT, and the business.

As a Virtual ECU Simulation Integration Engineer, you will be responsible for integrating simulation components; Level 4 virtual ECUs, plant models, behavioral models, sensor models, and actuator models; into virtual component, subsystem and full system benches.  The virtual benches will be in all areas of a vehicle including, Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) Computing, Electrification, Infotainment & Connectivity, Chassis & Body, and Propulsion.


  • Identify needed plant, behavioral, sensor, and actuator models for virtual vehicle system benches

  • Work with outside organizations to obtain needed models

  • Adapt, update, and integrate models onto virtual vehicle system benches

  • Integrate new model capabilities onto the platform

  • Integrate virtual controllers onto virtual vehicle system benches

  • Develop, integrate and maintain serial data connectivity links (bridges) between the co-simulation platform and virtual controllers, models and tools.

  • Collaborate across all areas of product development including Global Electrification, Controls, Software & Electronics, Validation, IT, Fuel Cell, Manufacturing to continuously develop platform capabilities

Additional Description


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics

  • 2+ years of relevant professional engineering experience

  • Expertise in simulation and model-based development

  • Knowledge of electronic control modules and embedded control systems

  • Knowledge in automotive communications (i.e., CAN, LIN, and SPI)

  • Production vehicle program execution experience

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated success in leading challenging projects with high levels of ambiguity to completion

  • Consistent demonstration of GM leadership behavioral competencies

Desired Skills

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Computer Science

  • 5+ years of relevant professional engineering experience

  • Expertise with Linux and Windows based software development

  • Knowledge of AutoSAR, QNX OS and GM Cybersecurity standards

  • Expertise in various programming languages (C, C++, Python, System C)

  • Expertise in AutoVal, Intrepid Vehicle Spy, Vector CANoe

  • Software integration, compiler and linker file comprehension expertise

  • CoSimulation software (i.e., GMSim, GT Suite, AMESim etc.) expertise

  • Embedded control system design expertise

  • Familiarity with software development build process and associated tools (i.e., Gerrit, Jenkins, Git, etc.)

  • Familiarity with scalable simulation deployment methodologies leveraging containers (i.e., Docker, Singularity, etc.)

  • Familiarity with synchronous and asynchronous event driven simulation

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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