General Motors Advanced Transmission Controls Engineer - GPS0000337 in Milford, Michigan

Role Summary.

The Transmission Software Controls Engineer is responsible for designing control strategies that support new transmission and driveline concepts that deliver on GM’s goal of World’s Best Powertrains. Work deliverables include requirements definition, control algorithm development using plant models and/or hardware, in-vehicle calibration and demonstration, and production software design and release. Creative people are encouraged to join a strong team focused on leading-edge technology development.

Key Responsibilities

Design/develop new concepts for transmission control algorithms to support new powertrain systems; Optimize algorithm design through modeling, simulation, data collection, and analysis; Calibrate newly developed algorithm features/functions for performance demonstrations; Document findings in engineering reports; Design, Implement, Test and Release software for production controller integration; Communicate, coordinate, and consult with engineering departments and customers; Stay abreast of new technology and competitive products.

Required Skills and Experience

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability in Controls technology
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively in a team environment
  • Experience in software programming in C/C++
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with in-vehicle instrumentation systems and data analysis
  • 1+ years of relevant professional experience

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Graduate Engineering degree
  • Powertrain controls experience
  • Powertrain calibration experience
  • Transmission operational knowledge
  • Small group leadership experience
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow
  • Experience in engineering theory and principles of operation of mechatronic control systems

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