General Motors
Detroit, MI

System Integration and Innovation Engineer - Body Electronics at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

| Detroit, MI
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General Motors Global Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronics organization is focused on a world with Zero crashes, Zero emissions and Zero congestion. In an embrace of Agile practices and system engineering principals, we develop some of the most advanced and awesome mobility features. This Systems role within the Body/HVAC/Passive Safety Electronics & Controls team will support new technology development applicable to aspects of autonomous, electric, and traditional internal combustion applications. Agile, System Engineering, controls integration, requirements development, and interior or exterior lighting controls knowledge are a definite plus. The drive and tenacity to grow technically and professionally while working some of the most recognized features in General Motors is a must! The System Integration and Innovation Engineer is an individual contributor with recognized expertise responsible for tasks and work throughout the entire vehicle development lifecycle including requirements definition, functional control strategy, systems design and implementation, testing and verification, and problem resolution.
This is a hybrid role with significant time expected working at the GM Milford Proving Grounds.
Responsibilities and Deliverables
  • Work within the Systems Agile Team to concept, develop, and verify tools that drive efficiency to the development and verification of system level requirements and software.
  • Develop and support projects that drive 100% VDDV initiatives.
  • Develop proficiencies with NeoVI, V-Spy, and Big Lever Gears in order to automate verification and calibration development activity.
  • Lead bench planning and development activities; including hardware procurement and conducting software updates.
  • Work closely with Feature and System Owners to provide guidance and input to feature function development; resolve complex issues.
  • Work with GM Design to complete exterior and interior lighting timing analyses to support choreographed functions.
  • Work closely with the Subsystem Management Team (SMT) to provide guidance on functionality associated with vehicle specific feature variants.
  • Review and confirm subsystem/component technical specifications in IBM DOORS and/or DOORS Next Generation; includes functional and performance requirements, diagnostic requirements and CALibration Bill of Materials (CALBOM).
  • Work with global software engineers to review software models to ensure compliance to regulatory requirements.
  • Support subsystem related issue root cause analysis, whether in vehicles or in electrical benches.
  • Review Owner's Manual and Service Information related to applicable subsystems, as needed.
  • Support implementation of new feature/functions related to applicable subsystems, as needed.
  • Schedule meetings to formulate solutions to issues and translate solutions into requirements.
  • Conduct bench and vehicle verification testing as defined by agile teams within the ART..
  • Support advanced technical work projects that drive future feature and vehicle enhancements.

Additional Description
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Software or Electrical preferred), Math, Physics, or Computer Science.
  • 2+ years Experience in applying microprocessor-based controllers to automotive vehicle electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of microcontroller architectures, memory technologies, and programming.
  • Knowledge of vehicle serial data communications (CAN, GMLAN, LIN).
  • Knowledge of embedded controller systems electrical circuits.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing and comprehending software/hardware requirements.
  • High level knowledge of software verification/validation process.
  • 2+ years of related engineering experience.

Desired Skills (Preferred Qualifications)
  • Experience with microprocessor-based controllers.
  • Experience working with diagnostic tools such as Vehicle Spy, CANoe, CANalyzer, NeoVI.
  • Experience using technical requirements software such as IBM DOORS.
  • Experience using change control management software such as Rational Team Concert.
  • Experience using software configuration management tools such as IBM Rational Synergy.
  • Experienced applying DFSS or Operational Excellence concepts.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational agility, collaborative spirit, and interpersonal skills to effectively work within an AGILE Release Train.
  • Experience and application of System Engineering principles.
  • Experience with Agile practices on an Agile Team.
  • Proficient at analyzing unusual and complex issues utilizing problem solving skills to identify dependencies and issues while driving for results in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment.

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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