Technical Specialist - Electronic Control Unit Hardware Center of Expertise at General Motors

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Location: Warren, Michigan

Job Description:

About GM

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Job Description

Role Summary:

Electronic Control Units continue to be an area of growth in the global automotive market. General Motors is looking for exceptional candidates to lead the Electronic Control Unit Hardware component solutions. In addition to owning the Bill of Design imperatives, the candidate will be responsible for leading the technical direction of other specialists or engineering support personnel and may have work direction responsibilities over a small group with specific engineering objectives.

The global voice for technical expertise to deliver common business and technology missions. Develops to the overarching technical strategic roadmap. Ensures reuse and technical excellence of engineering solutions and components. Works with the key stakeholders from execution and support teams to ensure common implementation of strategy and to promote technical knowledge in a key area of the ECU HW COE. This includes positions in any key area such as Requirements & Specifications, Design & Analysis, Partnership Development, Tools, and Operations.

This position is within the Global Electronic Components and Subsystems team and works across the System's Management Teams to provide common solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Owner of deliverables and process based on key area assignment of the ECU HW COE

  • Document and maintain common controller the Bill of Design (BOD) imperatives and controller supplier benchmark library

  • Work with technical community to develop technology roadmap solutions

  • Lead innovative culture across controllers including Record of Invention submissions

  • Establish overall reuse and strategies across all control modules

  • Provide proposals for new technology ideas/projects and provide technical support

  • Lead the development of solutions to meet requirements by working with the feature owners

  • Initiate epics as appropriate and provide required information to move them to decision

  • Support or define enterprise sourcing strategies & business models

  • New process Supplier Quality Support as requested

  • Foster communication and learnings between regions

  • Mentor engineers via robust investigations and provide consultation to other areas of the business

  • Model and foster GM's Core Values and Winning Behaviors

Additional Job Description

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in a core field (Mechanical and/or Electrical and/or Computer)

  • 10+ years of experience in Product Development or related activity

  • High level of competence in writing and comprehending software and hardware requirements

  • Knowledge of GM product design and development cycles

  • Excellent knowledge of vehicle serial data communications (CAN, GMLAN, LIN, SENT, Ethernet) and electrical architectures (Global A GEM and VIP)

  • Detailed knowledge of mechatronics, microcontroller architectures, memory technologies, and programming

  • High level understanding of hardware and software design and failure modes in electronic modules

  • Leadership and interpersonal skills to build relationships and work effectively in a team environment

  • Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required

  • Results driven individual with high levels of initiative and pro-activity

  • High degree of Program Management skills

  • Excellent oral, written communication skills and problem-solving skills involving complex systems

  • Experience in the automotive product release and specification process

  • DFSS Black Belt Certification

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • DFSS Master Black Belt

  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Math, or Physics

  • Knowledge of SAFe Agile Release process including PI/ART/SCRUMS

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 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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