General Motors

Sensor Performance Engineer - Super Cruise

General Motors

July 21, 2021

About GM
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Job Description
Join an enthusiastic and ground breaking team here at General Motors in our Global Autonomous Driving Center (GADC)! Sensor Performance is a rapidly developing area, deploying multiple new sensors, subsystems and features to driver assist and autonomous vehicles. We have an exciting opportunity as a sensor performance engineer, responsible for the development of lidar, camera or radar sensors for Ultra Cruise and Super Cruise vehicles! This assignment allows flexible work where creativity, initiative and independent judgment are involved, and effective cross-organizational teamwork is crucial.
The Sensor Performance Engineer is responsible for all the performance aspects of the sensors to provide the highest level of benefit to our customers. The position involves collaborative hands on vehicle testing, simulation, data analysis and problem solving. In this role you will work closely with design release engineers to define sensor requirements, along with perception and capability engineers to develop and refine sensor capabilities.
Sensor Performance Engineer Responsibilities:
  • Act as the single point contact for sensor performance root cause and issue resolution.
  • Assist release engineers, perception team and suppliers to ensure sensor capability.
  • Support General Motors’ Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion vison for the future.
  • Collaborate with system engineering to establish and improve sensor requirements to meet perception and feature performance.
  • Build, maintain and evaluate the sensor development plan to optimize sensor performance for all environments.
  • Participate in workgroups and technical reviews as required.
  • Travels as needed.

Additional Job Description
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or a related engineering degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience in an automotive or related industry
  • Experience with data analysis and the associated tools
  • Ability to root cause complex problems
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others, and ability to establish peer relationships
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and ability to operate test vehicles

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience with vehicle or component development, integration and diagnostics
  • Experience with lidar, camera, radar or sensor systems
  • MATLAB & Python tool/script development proficiency

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.