General Motors
Austin, TX

AI/ML Senior Software Technical Lead at General Motors

| Austin, TX
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Description
In recent years, GM Information Technology has successfully executed the largest IT transformation in the history of the automotive industry, fully insourcing what once was a nearly completely outsourced IT function. Today GM IT is a dynamic and fast paced organization that designs, develops and maintains all IT infrastructure, applications and solutions enabling GM's global operations. From designing and building the next generation of electric and other vehicles to developing a world-class GM experience for our dealers and customers, GM IT is driving real change in the most iconic automaker on the planet. Our team delivers unique enterprise-wide IT solutions in cutting-edge technologies such as mobility, telematics, mission-critical business systems, supercomputing, cloud, vehicle engineering and real-time computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to advance their careers and be a part of an IT organization focused on innovation, speed and business value.
This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategy:
  • This is a Hybrid position within our IT Organization. The role will allow employees to work offsite but will also require onsite work based on business needs. The selected candidate will be expected to commute to the innovation center to which they are assigned as their primary GM facility. Relocation may be provided.

Locations: Austin, TX, Atlanta, GA & Detroit/Warren, MI
GM Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) IT is looking for a dynamic, experienced information technology (IT) Software Technical Lead to join our team of software developers to help us build out the infrastructure and provide solutions for our end-to-end product ecosystems. Must have a strong background in team build, technology, system integration, data architecture, web application development, and agile software development methodologies.
Additional Description
Major Duties/Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will have a highly technical background with the ability to develop a team as well as engage senior GM business executives and engineering leadership on IT solutions and technology capabilities. Key responsibilities include:
  • Become the subject-matter expert on the end-to-end ecosystem for an AI/ML product
  • Work with a wide range of systems, processes and technologies to own and solve problems from end-to-end.
  • Lead a team of software developers with collaboration and communication at the core of how we work.
  • Examine and ensure the technology and architecture choices we make to drive the strategic technical vision and roadmaps.
  • Continuously improve software development processes, tools and standards.
  • Solve and fix technical issues involving software development and product releases.
  • Collaborate within the broader GM IT organizations on both a technology and business level, driving requirement and needs as required for successful technical delivery.

Minimum Qualifications:
We're looking for someone who has:
  • A bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or related experience
  • 5+ years of software development, data engineering or technical architectural experience.
  • 2+ years' experience in an architect/technical leadership role
  • Experience leading a team of developers and can demonstrate broad technical ownership.
  • Excellent oral, written, problem solving, and presentation skills
  • Experience of working with development teams operating in an Agile environment
  • Experience influencing external organizations
  • Experience in developing highly scalable, and high-performance distributed systems, with a strong understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Must be an excellent debugger and problem solver driven to possess knowledge and understanding of how things work

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A master's degree in a technical subject area, or the background and experience that demonstrates a similar level of strong programming skills and practices
  • 4+ years' experience in an Architect /Technical leadership position
  • Deep experience in at least one of the following areas, and familiarity with one other:
  • Design and development of stream/event-processing architectures using technologies such as Kafka, Spark, Akka, Flink or their equivalents
  • Design and development of cloud native applications using Pivotal Cloud Foundry or equivalent PaaS
  • Knowledge and experience with application containerization and orchestration such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with large datastore technologies such as HDFS, Cassandra, Elastic, S3
  • Experience with Monitoring and Instrumentation technologies such as ELK, Prometheus, Grafana
  • Experience with AI/ML and HPC technologies such as CUDA, Tensorflow, Numpy, PyTorch
  • Experience with geospatial data processing, analytics, and visualization

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 [email protected] . 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.
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