Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be onsite full-time, but the general expectation is that the employee will be onsite an average of 1-3 days each week.
As a Functional System Architect at GM, you will be essential in steering the architectural vision and solution context for the Vehicle Mechatronics Embedded Controls (VMEC) team within the Battery & High Voltage (B&HV) Agile Release Train (ART).
Your seasoned expertise in the electrification domain will fuel the design and evolution of software components such as high voltage contactor controls, energy management, battery state estimation, cell sensing, and vehicle diagnostics, ensuring seamless integration and interaction with the hardware components within the automotive embedded domain.
Your endeavors will significantly contribute to GM's vision of a world with ZERO Crashes, ZERO Emissions, and ZERO Congestion, emphasizing the transformative impact of Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) architecture enabled by the Ultifi platform.
Innovation: Embrace a culture of continuous learning and innovation.
Collaboration: Foster synergistic collaboration across cross-functional teams.
Customer-Centricity: Uphold the voice of the customer in all architectural decisions.
Integrity: Maintain high ethical standards and transparency in engineering activities.
What You'll do:
Design and Evolve the Solution Context for the ART / Guidance for Solution Intent:
Own and understand the solution context, acting as the “Chief Architect” for the functional subsystems of the ART
Define the solution context including supported technologies, interfaces, APIs, current and future deployment requirements, functional and non- functional requirements
Collaborate with System Engineers, Lead Solution Architects, and others in the decomposition of systems and allocation to subsystems for existing and new features
Solution Context for the Agile Release Team (ART):
Provide input on solution deployment to ECUs
Offer technical guidance for Solution Intent including Technical Specifications, Interface requirements, Context Diagrams, and Decomposition Diagrams
Define and Maintain the ART Architectural Runway:
Define future solution architecture vision in collaboration with the Value Stream Lead Solution Architect
Collaborate with internal/external teams to define and build the architectural runway
Maintain Functional Architecture and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Methods:
Systems Engineering and Validation:
Engage in building system-level requirements and validate system performance against these requirements
Ensure validation strategies are robust, cost-effective, and in compliance with quality requirements
Collaborate with validation engineers to develop and execute system validation plans ensuring system objectives are met
Support ART Backlog Refinement:
Serve as Functional Domain Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the ART:
Lead system specifications, solution definition, technical feasibility analysis, and architecture specification
Provide technical guidance for system design and integration, supporting sales presentations, technical solutions discussions, and product demonstrations
Develop/approve system architecture requirements, models, and diagrams; spearhead architecture level development and testing
Oversee life cycle engineering activities, work with requirements engineers at program initiation, and ensure consistency and traceability of system requirements
Develop software for vehicle connectivity and create necessary engineering documentation
Support Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) related planning, and work acceptance meetings, drive alignment with other Software System Architects, and define Software Non-Functional Requirements (NFRs)
Define a high-level architectural design for the software owned by the ART and drive software quality improvements
Your daily activities will also align with GM's broader mission and vision, ensuring architectural strategies sync with GM's electrification and innovation goals
Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree in engineering (Software, Computer, Electronics, Automotive or equivalent)
7+ years of experience in automotive system engineering and architecture
5+ years of software development experience in C/C++
Experience with embedded Real-Time Operating systems, AUTOSAR software constructs and their implementation
Demonstrated projects in hardware and software system design and real-time embedded software architecture
In-depth knowledge of requirements engineering process (FMEA, Preliminary Hazard Analyses, Model Based System Engineering)
Demonstrated experience leading change, high level of analytical ability, communication, and interpersonal skills
What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Skills)
Master's degree or PhD (Software, Computer, Electronics, Automotive or equivalent)
Electrification Experience highly preferred
10+ years of relevant experience (Software, Calibration, Controls, Tools Development)
Understanding of Functional Safety
Knowledge of vehicle electrical systems
Experience or knowledge of relevant tools (e.g.: Matlab, Simulink, Vector, Intrepid, Rhapsody, GIT, Gears, Doors, Jira, ADO, RTC, etc.)
Prior or active “Leading SAFe®” training and “Agilist” certification for Scaled Agile Framework®
Experience with Vehicle Electrical Architecture's standards (i.e. ISO 14229, Cybersecurity, Ethernet, CAN)
Experience with instrumentation and data acquisition systems
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