General Motors to Add 3000 New Jobs to Advance Virtual Testing and Software Skills

GM Hiring Software and Technical Engineers

GM Software Automation Engineer Daniel Heintzel works with a telematics robot at the Infotainment Lab.

General Motors says it will hire 3,000 new employees in engineering, design and IT to help product development and ‘software as a service’ activities. The positions in engineering, IT and design will contribute to GM’s EV and “customer experience” priorities. GM will also offer more remote opportunities than ever as development of autonomous and electric vehicles and advanced platforms like the Ultium battery system continue. GM claims that recent virtual development innovations made by the company’s engineering team have allowed GM to speed up the product timelines of upcoming EVs while keeping costs low.

“As we evolve and expand our software expertise and services, it’s important that we continue to recruit and add diverse talent,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “This will clearly show that we’re committed to further developing the software we need to lead in EVs, enhance the customer experience and become a software expertise-driven workforce.”

GM says it plans to advance its vision of “zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion” through the development and integration of its software and services. Job openings for electrical system engineers; infotainment software engineers; developers for Java, Android, iOS and other platforms; controls engineers; and more will help to build on GM’s current software foundation.

Software expertise is core to GM’s Vehicle Intelligence Platform, which brings more electrical bandwidth and the capability to support new active safety, infotainment, connectivity and the Super Cruise* driver assistance feature, as well as over-the-air updates. Beyond the vehicle, GM will continue to invest in software applications like OnStar Guardian**, which allows OnStar members to access safety services from a compatible phone, whether they’re at home, out walking, or traveling in a vehicle, regardless of brand, age or ownership.

General Motors also recently announced the launch of a 12-week paid family leave program to assist with challenges surrounding family care. “General Motors is committed to making sure all employees feel supported in their health and financial needs as they help the company achieve their vision for the future” it said.

In addition to hiring for the needs of today, General Motors works with nonprofit organizations and communities across the country to bring culturally responsive programs to youth that may not otherwise have robust STEM learning opportunities available to them, with the goal of increasing presence, persistence and achievements in STEM. Through work like the newly created Girl Scouts Automotive Engineering badge series and the Ashoka STEM for Changemaking Summit, GM is committed to equipping diverse communities with future industry-relevant skills, accelerating the path to an equitable STEM employment pipeline.

General Motors encourages those who are interested in these exciting new opportunities to visit its careers site and apply today.

Lawyer footnotes

* Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature for compatible highways, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device. Requires properly equipped vehicle, active Super Cruise subscription, working electrical system, cell reception, and GPS signal.

**US and Canada only. Available on select Apple and Android devices. Mobile Crash Response services are intended for use in vehicles only and can connect automatically on Android devices only. Service availability, features and functionality vary by device and software version. Active service plan, OnStar Guardian service plan add-on, cell reception, GPS signal, and device data connection required. Terms, limitations and restrictions apply. Device permissions are required for app to operate properly. OnStar links to emergency services. Device and app may not transmit all crash data. Roadside service provided by Allstate Roadside Services for vehicles only, towing services have additional fees. See onstar.com for details and limitations. Pricing and availability subject to change. You may cancel at any time by calling 1.888.4ONSTAR (1.888.466.7827).

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