Racing Propulsion Software Development Engineer

Job Description

This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to [Pontiac, MI] three times per week, at minimum [or other frequency dictated by the business].

Interested in joining the organization behind Cadillac’s historic sweep of all 2023 championship categories in IMSA’s top GTP class, and Corvette’s Le Mans and World Championships in the FiA WEC GTE class? Read on.

The Role

We are seeking a Software Development Engineer to lead and support software development activities for GM's road racing programs! You will work closely with the Lead Propulsion, Calibration, and Hardware Development Engineers to help identify, prioritize, and implement required software improvements driven by performance, efficiency, drivability, reliability, and hardware initiatives. The individual will also be responsible for HIL bench set-up and workflow and will support additional EMS activities when needed. Your creativity, initiative, and high level of independent judgment are key to your success. In addition to GM on-site activities, this role may require occasional domestic and international travel to support track testing and other development activities.

Joining the Sports Car Propulsion Team will provide you with the opportunity to showcase and develop your skills through challenging individual and collaborative development activities – ultimately helping to shape the future of motorsports.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with multiple GM groups and partners supporting our Sports Car Racing programs to design, develop, and test embedded software for peak propulsion system function, efficiency, and performance

  • Perform software integration and tests on and off car through simulation, track, dyno, and bench testing

  • Act as the Point of Contact for propulsion system related HIL tasks and testing

  • Develop and maintain plant models in support of HIL bench tests

  • Identify and implement software development process efficiency improvements

  • Support the Propulsion System Lead with assigned tasks

  • Support the Engine Management Systems (EMS) Tech Specialist when required

  • Contribute and transfer knowledge to multiple race programs as applicable

  • As appropriate, lead or support program meetings with key internal and external stakeholders

Additional Job Description

What You’ll Need (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Science

  • 5+ years of engineering experience following the completion of a degree

  • Demonstrated proficiency in software development; examples of prior work may be requested

  • Experience with MATLAB Simulink and software compilation for embedded controller use

  • Ability to balance multiple projects efficiently, including prioritization and working to tight deadlines

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to navigate relationships with internal and external partners

  • Ability to efficiently document customer requirements, identify methods to integrate into existing framework, translate into functional code, and validate changes

  • Ability to present data clearly and concisely; examples of prior work may be requested

  • High proficiency in problem solving, methodically identifying and resolving issue root causes

  • Enthusiasm to learn independently and from others, share knowledge, and contribute to a collective knowledge base.

  • Exceptional work ethic and integrity

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Motorsports experience is preferred; Collegiate programs such as Formula SAE or personal hobby engagement are considered acceptable experience

  • Propulsion System knowledge / familiarity is preferred, including engine hardware, Engine Management Systems (EMS), wiring diagrams and construction

  • Familiarity with CAN communications protocols and troubleshooting

  • Experience with simulation tools including dSPACE HIL benches and development of associated plant models


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.

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