General Motors

End-to-End Systems Engineer for Infotainment Audio

General Motors

July 21, 2021

About GM
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Job Description
About GM
We’re dedicated to achieving our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. We are looking for people who are passionate about helping us create safer, better and more sustainable solutions for personal mobility. Our bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.
Why Work for Us
Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities
Job Description Summary
Join our team of experienced leaders in the field of audio; arguably the most utilized entertainment feature in all vehicles.
Systems engineers are recognized subject matter experts in their domain and are responsible for writing detailed end-to-end systems design requirements for technical implementation of features and functions. They must comprehend the interfaces and interactions between in-vehicle systems, consumer devices, GM back office and other cloud service environments. Systems engineers will interact across organizations and with suppliers to develop new feature and functions and also to ensure features and functions are integrated effectively into the vehicle and end-to-end systems.
This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week.
Job Details
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional E2E feature development teams (feature owner, systems engineers, and other key stakeholders) to build requirements for all vehicle, system, and back office systems as necessary for multiple features
  • Interact with cybersecurity, legal, and privacy GM representatives to ensure components, systems, and communication protocols are specified in a secure and legal fashion while respecting a user’s privacy
  • Create and document technical designs as requirements.
  • Actively test new features as they are released
  • Support, analyze, and create feature sets
  • Perform feature sizing assessments
  • Define and specify system-level interfaces using system modeling tools in collaboration with navigation and other teams
  • Build specifications at all levels, including describing system, subsystem, and functional behavior and other requirements,
  • Lead vital architecture modifications to support new and improved features and ensure modifications are completed both within and without Infotainment areas
  • Build and maintain system technical specifications and lower-level design element specifications in the DOORs environment
  • Lead and support development of feature context diagrams (DCDs) and data flow diagrams (DFDs) to the vital levels of decomposition
  • Allocate and specify system requirements for features
  • Conduct and participate in feature and system DFMEAs
  • Create and support ATW plans for features
  • Approve new feature content
  • Review and approve validation and verification plans for features
  • Lead peer reviews of feature- and system-level specifications
  • Generate Infotainment technical solutions for current and new vehicle programs
  • Provide technical leadership for sophisticated technology development
  • Perform sophisticated design analysis at multiple levels of design
  • Develop engineering designs
  • Plan and implement tests for new features
  • Lead and support design and release teams in feature and system creation and definition
  • Communicate, coordinate, and consult with multiple engineering departments and customers
  • Stay abreast of new technology and competitive products
  • Travel as required

Additional Job Description
Required Skills / Experience / Education :
  • 2+ years of post-graduation experience required; 5+ years strongly preferred
  • Basic understanding of automotive GVDP
  • Understanding of automotive infotainment system operation
  • Experience with embedded automotive modules
  • Experience with multiple audio platforms or applications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of communications, connected vehicle services, Infotainment/Telematics systems engineering, and related communication protocols
  • Demonstrated knowledge of vehicle electrical architectures, body control or other integration control modules, and in-vehicle network communications (such as Ethernet, CAN)
  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners and multi-functional teams to develop requirements to meet mutual goals
  • Knowledge of engineering software and systems as it pertains to job-related area
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • BSE, BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical and electrical mechanisms
  • Understanding of systems engineering principles and practices
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others
  • Ability to write engineering requirements based on feature needs
  • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 5% max).

Preferred Skills / Experience / Education:
  • Software development experience
  • General understanding of back-office architectures
  • Expertise in the following areas: navigation solutions on multiple platforms, APIs and SDKs, OS (Linux, Android, QNX), communication protocols, web services, software development lifecycle, embedded software, cybersecurity, and client-server solutions
  • Working knowledge preferred in following domains: app framework, audio, telematics, Java and other structured languages, HTML5, embedded software knowledge, in-vehicle networking protocols such as Ethernet, CAN and MOST, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Cellular, speech recognition, security protocols, and HMI design
  • Experience using requirements management applications such as Rational DOORS
  • Previous experience with Agile process
  • Previous experience with A2B (Automotive Audio Bus)
  • Previous experience NXP product line
  • Experience using change management tools such as RTC
  • Experience using modelling software such as Visio
  • Advanced experience with basic computing tools such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Experience using collaboration tools such as MS SharePoint
  • Electrical architecture and/or electrical systems team experience
  • MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Familiarity with broadcast audio services (AM/FM/HD/DAB/SXM) in terms of functionality, user interaction, and integration with other Infotainment based services.
  • Familiarity with audio rendering and conditioning of audio services such as broadcast and brought in media in terms of functionality, required user interaction, integration with internal and external amplifiers, and integration with other Infotainment based services.

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 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 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.
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 . 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.