General Motors
Detroit, MI

Feature Owner - Side Closures Access Feature at General Motors

| Detroit, MI
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System engineering is a multidisciplinary organization that is chartered with the goal of pulling together the highly complex and interconnected system that is the modern day automobile. System engineering transcends the physical nature of any specific design, cutting across traditional engineering disciplines to allow for a customer-focused execution of vehicle level features.
This opening is for a Side Closures Access Feature Owner. The Side Closures Access Feature defines how the side closures function with focus on safe, customer intuitive, customer pleasing operation. As the customer approaches a vehicle, the side door is typically the first touch point they experience. GM continues to add new means of side door operation to the vehicle portfolio which includes power open and close side doors as well as power presenting handles. The Feature Owner will lead the efforts, define the strategy, develop the solutions, and create the requirements for these innovative new side doors by working with all affected engineering groups to reach agreement. The Side Closures Access Feature Owner will be responsible for:
  • Ownership of the entire life cycle of a feature: Customer experience, requirements, design, testing, launch, and field performance
  • Ensures that the feature meets the customer's needs and critical wants
  • Clearly articulates feature functionality through requirements capture and flow down (FTS)
  • Single point ownership to ensure that the implementation / launch of the feature is a success
  • Single point contact to provide the feature progress and status to leadership
  • Ensures field performance issues are addressed
  • Subject Matter Expert for the Corporation
  • "How should this feature work"
  • Similar to Vehicle Performance Owner (VPO)
  • BFO are experts in their parts or space, which is only a portion of the feature
  • Ensures feature is consistently applied across GM's brands
  • Reduction in complexity
  • Increase in quality
  • Owns the feature roadmap
  • Vision of where the customer's needs are moving in the future
  • Ensures ATW projects are aligned

Additional Description
Required Qualifications:
  • Candidate must have one of the following engineering degrees: BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or Computer Science Engineering
  • Understand System development, verification, validation and vehicle manufacturing processes
  • Experience in vehicle controls, hardware design and failure modes
  • Understand the tradeoffs between system architecture selection and a feature's functionality/performance
  • Understand appropriate content for Vehicle and System Level Specifications
  • Understand the capability and application of various analytical tools
  • Proactive / results driven individual with high levels of initiative and leadership capability.
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
  • Strong track record of solving complex problems and outlining the strategy by which others can solve a problem
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and negotiate effectively with others to meet mutual goals
  • Be comfortable and willing to make decisions and assume the risk with those decisions.
  • Needs to be open minded, optimistic, approachable, easy to work with and willing to mentor individuals within their own area and other organizations
  • DFSS Blackbelt

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • In-depth knowledge of Systems Engineering methods (e.g. structured design) and effective scoping of the required work products
  • Strong understanding of vehicle integration and/or have developed other systems that closely interact with powertrain controls and vehicle power subsystems.
  • Understanding of GM's serial data communications
  • Understanding of distributed and networked real-time control systems
  • Understanding of system reliability, safety, monitoring, and diagnostic technologies and processes
  • Understanding of embedded software development, testing and associated tools
  • Understanding of systems engineering tools (e.g. DOORs, DNG)
  • Proven track record of utilizing analytical tools to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrated track record of bringing innovation to market.
  • Proactive / results driven individual with high levels of initiative
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
  • Strong track record of solving complex problems and outlining the strategy by which others can solve a problem
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to challenge historical methods and technologies. Differentiating good methods and requirements from obsolete methods and requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work thru complex integration issues, working with all of the system experts to develop a vehicle level solution for vehicle level feature issues.
  • Superior level of oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work independently and negotiate effectively with others to meet mutual goals
  • Proven track record of making hard decisions and assuming the risk with those decisions.
  • Proven track record of being open minded, optimistic, approachable, easy to work with and willing to mentor individuals within their own area and other organizations
  • DFSS Blackbelt
  • Knowledge and experience with GM's Global Vehicle Development Process
  • Working knowledge of SUFS System
  • Working knowledge of PRTS System
  • Experience in High Voltage and Electrification development and technologies.

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Why Join Us
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We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.
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