General Motors Advanced Systems Engineer - Active Safety and Automated Driving - ENG0030009 in Warren, Michigan

General Purpose of Position

The Advanced System Engineer (ASE) is a recognized subject matter expert in his/her domain and responsible for function and definition of feature content to meet performance requirements and the creation of detailed end to end systems design requirements for technical implementation of features/functions. The ASE must comprehend interfaces and interactions between in-vehicle systems, consumer inputs, GM back office and other cloud service environments, at a minimum and as applicable to the features/ functions. The ASE will interact across organizations to ensure features/functions are integrated effectively into the vehicle/end to end system and with the suppliers to implement new features/functions.

These ASE positions are supporting several aspects of automated driving and require knowledge of the major automotive subsystems systems.

Major Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Develop and champion the initial designs of multiple requirements documents associated with specific features and subsystems inside of the DOORS environment.
  • Participate with, or in some cases lead, cross functional development team (Feature Owners, Systems Engineers, and other key stakeholders) discussions to ensure alignment with peers and downstream customers in the product execution side of the business.
  • Support documentation of Feature Performance Requirements.
  • Lead or support Advance Technical Work (ATW) projects for the development of new features and technologies.
  • Lead effort to generate System level DFMEA and the allocation of identified failure modes to execution teams.
  • Ensure System development follows System Safety Process by identifying hazards and providing regulatory assessments for the related domain.
  • Allocate System Level requirements to appropriate systems, subsystems, and components and support system design efforts to ensure that requirements are met.
  • Define Interface Control Documents (ICD) and work with System Integration Engineers to assure ICD compliance.
  • Work with ASE in other domains to ensure proper integration.
  • Support Validation & Verification efforts for assigned systems.
  • Provide technical support throughout all phases of the GVDP to ensure robust program execution and performance.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, technologies, and best practices
  • Provide technical guidance and application lessons learned to Feature Owners, System Integration Engineers, and other System Engineers.
  • Manage feature implementation, including managing virtual reviews, design reviews, peer reviews, and management reviews with appropriate engineering teams and including the Feature Owner and System Engineer.
  • Assess feature performance, as required, in order to support implementation.

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  • Understanding of relevant technology capabilities provided by radars, lidars, cameras.
  • Additional familiarity with active safety systems, viewing features, and automated driving along with associated functions such as perception, sensor fusion, path planning, localization, behaviors, or vehicle dynamics.
  • Ability to effectively communicate issues, status and recommendations to senior management.
  • High level of oral and written communication skill.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others.
  • Strong understanding of major automotive subsystems and serial data.
  • Demonstrated excellent level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and the most complex projects and assignments with the highest level of autonomy and accountability for results.
  • Demonstrates initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others.
  • Proven ability in project management skills and ability to teach others.
  • Three or more years of experience in job-related area.


  • Candidate should have one of the following engineering degrees: Bachelor in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Systems Engineering
  • Master’s/PhD Degree in Engineering preferred
  • Experience with the development of automotive systems, subsystems, and/or components(Highly Preferred)
  • Design for Six Sigma experience (Green Belt Certification) (Preferred)


  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Innovation Management
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Problem Solving
  • Motivating Others
  • Managerial Courage
  • Drive for Results

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