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Embedded Software Engineer – Vehicle Intelligent Platform – SDV

Job Description

At General Motors, we are proud to offer a vast array of career development resources to help you develop, grow, and make the most of your career at GM.

We believe work-life balance is essential to a team member’s success and job satisfaction. That is why this position allows some work flexibility and utilizes the Hybrid Work Appropriately Model to ensure our diverse team has good work-life balance!

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 3 days a week.

GM’s Vehicle Intelligence Platform (VIP) unlocks the ability to scale new software rapidly, seamlessly, and securely. The VIP group develops scalable vehicle level system architecture and integration solutions which enable efficient, real-time implementation of the creative customer-facing features of tomorrow. This team is part of the rapidly growing Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) group at GM.

The software development team of the VIP group creates the low-level software infrastructure that enables VIP to be ported and scaled to state-of-the-art microcontrollers and SOCs.

As an Embedded Software Engineer in the in the VIP Team you will be responsible for software detailed design and code construction using sound, repeatable, industry standard methodologies. You will execute software tasks spanning the entire software development lifecycle, such as requirements analysis, design, coding, support of defect resolution, and production release. As a part of VIP Software Development Team, you will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art systems and designs in a rich and results-oriented team environment.


  • Produce or deliver software for embedded controls systems according to the specified software architecture at the low-level driver and peripheral layer.

  • Design, development, and implementation of software in C and C++.

  • Test & demonstrate software functionality & readiness.

  • Supply common solutions across all GM owned software

  • Document requirements for design solution and link them to test cases that can demonstrate software functionality

  • Utilize automated test tools in build environments and benches to verify functionality of the developed software

  • Coordinate and collaborate with specialized teams such as Systems, Safety, Electrical Architecture, Cybersecurity, Software Defined Vehicle, Calibration and Vehicle Performance

  • Support of root cause analysis and debugging

Additional Job Description


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering preferred), Math, Physics, or Computer Science

  • 2+ years of embedded software development

  • Understanding of AUTOSAR software constructs and their implementation

  • Experience with embedded software development and debugging tools (Lauterbach)

  • Strong knowledge of C and C++ programming languages

  • Experience with embedded Real-Time Operating systems (i.e. OSEK, RTOS)

  • Experience with low level drivers

  • Experience with software architecture supporting multicore embedded processor implementations

  • General understanding of software/hardware design and their failure modes

  • High level of interpersonal communication skills (written and oral)

  • Able to work independently with high degree of initiative

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult

  • Knowledge and experience with serial data communication protocols

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Electrical, Computer, or Software Engineering

  • 5+ years of automotive experience in embedded software

  • Ethernet experience would be a plus

  • Understanding of Functional Safety

  • Familiarity with static analysis tools

  • Experience with Agile Product Development

  • Knowledge of vehicle electrical systems

  • Knowledge and experience with cybersecurity (secure messaging, secure boot, secure debugging)

FOR GM INTERNAL CANDIDATES: This role is posted at both the 6th and 7th level. The determination by HR and the Hiring Manager as to whether an offer will be lateral or promotional will be based on a candidate’s relevant experience and whether the role will amount to a significant increase in level of responsibility.

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  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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