General Motors Exterior Lighting Systems Engineer - ENG0029571 in Warren, Michigan

The System Engineer (SE) is a recognized subject matter expert in his/her domain 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 SE 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 SE 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.

This SE position is within the Vision and Visibility subdomain and will require knowledge of automotive exterior lighting systems and/or vehicle controls integration, at a minimum.

Major Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Develop and champion System Technical Specifications (STS) requirements and 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.
  • Support documentation of Feature Performance Requirements.
  • Work with System Integration Engineers to verify feature selection compatibility to advanced part lists during the early vehicle design phase.
  • 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 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.
  • Support the resolution of current product feature regulatory, compliance, and customer satisfaction issues (including PRTS, ESIMS, and SUFS) related to domain features and systems.
  • Act as primary interface between the Viewing Systems Engineering organization and the multitude of GSSLTs impacted for assigned systems.
  • Work with SE 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 technologies including automotive exterior lighting hardware and/or controls or solid experience with vehicle controls architecture and integration . Additional familiarity with wiper-washer, camera based vehicle viewing, video, video recording systems, and/or interior lighting is a plus.
  • 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.
  • 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: BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics, Materials Engineering, Systems Engineering
  • Master's Degree in Engineering (Preferred)
  • Experience with the development of automotive 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