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Android Development Engineer Ultifi – SDV

Warren MI General Motors

Job Description

The Ultifi Platform supports the definition, design, and development of continuously improving mobility services. Ultifi / SDV (Software Define Vehicle) is a new vehicle intelligence platform that will underpin all our future innovations across a wide range of technological advancements, including EVs and expanded automated driving. 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 member of the Android virtualization team, you will work hand in hand with a variety of partners and other software developers and engineers throughout the entire product development lifecycle, in order to define and craft Android virtualization platform consistent with high technical standards, reuse, and deployable in cloud environment. You will work closely with development scrum teams to deliver state of the art cloud base android virtualization environment to our 1000+ global developers and testers.

As a key member of the team, you will conceive, propose, design and architect during the initial product design phase, and then work within the development scrum teams to coordinate the development as well as perform code reviews throughout the rest of the stages of product lifecycle. We want your voice as well as design thinking, as we research and develop products that will redefine the virtualization concept for Android

In this position, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Proficiently design, build and maintain Android emulators and platform specific components
  • Follow our software development process where quality comes first and ensure that the designed solutions conform to architectural requirements such as scalability, maintainability, reliability, extensibility, usability, and security.
  • Take calculated risks, fail fast, learn from your successes and failure, and apply that to the next problem in the pipeline.
  • Do all this in a way that respects collaboration, diversity of opinion, and which maintains GM core values.

Basic Qualification:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related area of study
  • Proven software development foundation including proficiencies in object-oriented methodologies, data structures, algorithms relevant design patterns and software design lifecycle
  • Domain knowledge and solid experience in Android Emulator development, Android applications, middleware and framework development using Android Open-Source Project in Java/Kotlin (Applications and Services) and the Native layer
  • Experience with Android UI design (including custom views), in addition to Activities and Fragments.
  • Firm understanding of Activities, Intents, ContentProviders, Services, BroadcastReceivers, Handlers, AIDL and Binder
  • Expert level proficiency in Java, Kotlin, and the Android SDK, to design and write clean, well-structured, and optimal code for embedded systems
  • Experience using source code control systems and tools such as Git/Repo and code collaboration tools such as Gerrit
  • Familiarity with CI/CD and DevOps pipelines.
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of social skills to work effectively in a geographically dispersed team.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in enabling Camera feed for Android Emulator
  • Experience development of Android App, Android Services and framework components
  • Experience in hosting Android Emulator in Cloud base environment and running multiple instances on same PC
  • Experience using source code control systems and tools such as Git/Repo and code collaboration tools such as Gerrit
  • Familiarity with CI/CD and DevOps pipelines.
  • Experience and passion using and leading agile software development processes including SAFe

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 Careers.Accommodations@GM.com or call us at 800-865-7580. 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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