Program Manager - Virtual Hardware-in-the-Loop (VHIL) at General Motors

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Location: Milford, Michigan

Job Description:

Job Description

This is a Hybrid Position which does not require you to be on-site full-time. This role enables you to work at a GM facility as required and off-site as needed.

The Virtual Hardware-in-the-Loop (VHIL) team is a highly technical, highly knowledgeable, passionate, strategic, and forward-thinking group working on an organizational transformation. We are seeking ground breaking solutions to the question: how do we develop and validate our embedded control system without any hardware? The VHIL team is developing a 100% virtual HIL platform to do just that. 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.

VHIL is developing virtual capabilities and virtual electronic control units (VECU) (real-time virtual counterparts of physical ECUs) all across GM's portfolio, including Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) Computing, Electrification, Infotainment & Connectivity, Chassis & Body, and Propulsion. Both of these aspects of the VHIL program need to be continuously managed.

As a Program Manager, you will be responsible for the business impact and successful commercial execution of the VHIL program strategy and objectives. This is a rare organizational leadership opportunity which provides a chance to engage in the development of this cutting-edge technology.


  • Project manage the development capability improvement projects with external partners

  • Manage VHIL program external partners to ensure on-time and quality project deliveries

  • Manage proof-of-concept and advanced development projects

  • Project manage the development of VECUs; leading Design Release Engineers and Buyers, Tier 1 Suppliers, and external partners

  • Lead commercial meetings with Tier 1 Suppliers and VHIL program partners

  • Lead Design Release Engineers and Buyers through collaborative VECU sourcing efforts

  • Architect and implement long-term VHIL license management strategy

  • Handle needed licenses for VHIL program

  • Develop Statements of Works and ensure adherence

  • Develop and continuously manage budget and spending forecast

  • Participate in Technical Review meetings

Additional Job Description

Minimum Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics

  • Minimum 2+ years of relevant program management experience

  • Demonstrated success in leading challenging cross-functional projects with high levels of ambiguity to completion

  • Expertise in project management and project planning

  • Experience executing on-time deliverables for production vehicle programs

  • Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organization skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Consistent demonstration of GM leadership behavioral competencies

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Engineering Management

  • 5+ years of relevant program management experience.

  • Project/Program Management Certification

  • Proven Statement of Work writing experience

  • Knowledge of sourcing and purchasing process

  • Understanding of Global Vehicle Development Process

  • Understanding of software development processes

  • Expertise in supplier management

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 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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