Technical Architect
General Motors

Job Info

Job Description

Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-4 x per year.

Who You Are

As part of the OTA Product Delivery team you'll be joining a group of experienced software engineers responsible for managing and delivering over the air software updates to vehicles across the globe. This role will call on you to be responsible for working with multi-functional team members, GM business partners, and joint ventures to plan and implement the global delivery of OTA connected cloud systems. In this position, you can plan to work with hands on software deployment and configuration, issue triage, technical requirements' communication, global release management, and IT infrastructure maintenance (firewalls, cloud space, load balancers, etc). This area offers a dynamic environment where you'll be exposed to back office software development, vehicle specifications, and a multi-functional global reaching team. This position offers autonomy and requires candidate to be flexible and able to self manage schedule and work life balance due to global operations. Interested? Apply today!

What You Do

  • Work closely with business partners and engineers throughout the entire product development lifecycle to define and craft the OTA experience
  • Collaborate with architects on interconnected systems to propose additions and changes enabling new ground breaking uses to re-define the customer and driving experience
  • Active member of the architecture team who has accountability for the development of the OTA back office
  • Cross-team collaboration to define a well-organized system of components and applications to achieve business and consumer deliverables
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere in behaving and communicating in a manner that promotes favorable working relationships with customers, clients, co-workers, and management
  • Keep in tune with industry-wide changes and trends of technology developments and application
  • Maintain relevancy in understanding the OTA platform and the tools available in order to successfully plan work to meet target dates

Additional Job Description
What You Need
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as Computer Science or Engineering
  • At least 7+ years software development experience in the business environment
  • Experience with the full software development lifecycle (SDLC) delivering production components in a business-critical software environment
  • Hands-on experience of Infrastructure Admin concepts
  • Source control software (SVN, Git or TFS)
  • Direct experience crafting and delivering technical architecture documents (TAD)
  • Working experience with fire walls, load balancers, and other networking items as related to setting up call flows, or prioritizing and/or reconfiguring a call flow
  • Good understanding of application security, API Gateway,NGINX and F5
  • Defines the data elements shared between this business unit and other units in the enterprise and the relationships between those data elements and people, process, and technology
  • CI/CD Technologies / Best Practices (Artifactory, Black Duck, Chef, CARA, SonarQube and Jenkins, Build pipelines, GitFlow, etc )
  • Experience with CDN and Amazon S3/Dell-ECS cloud storage services
  • Microservices architecture, Pivotal Cloud Foundry layout, Spark, Kubernetes, Kafka, Pulsar, RabbitMQ, Cassandra, Redis, Azure, and Maven
  • Ability to operate with new technologies and willing to do proof of concepts
  • Creative problem-solving skills that deliver elegant solutions to complex issues
  • Experience SQL/Oracle
  • Experienced in working with multi-functional/external teams like IT and enterprise architecture teams for the infrastructure and other needs
  • Experience with Agile teams that have regular software delivery in cloud/ VMs / HADOOP platform, patching cycles, platform upgrades

What Would Be Even Better
  • Understanding of Content Delivery Networks, Akamai
  • Ability to speak Mandarin
  • Hands-on experience with:
  • Java / JEE
  • Linux/Unix shell scripting and/or Python
  • Monitoring tools experience (i.e. SiteScope and OEM)
  • Working experience using server
  • VMs running in VMware
  • SpringBoot framework
  • PCF
  • WeChat
  • Network engineering (previous experience dealing with PKI (SSL/TLS, certificates), Load balancing, firewalls)
  • JavaScript
  • Angular
  • Azure
  • Devops / Jenkins
  • Database Development
  • Monitoring tools (ELK, HP Sitescope, Dynatrace)
  • Version Control - Git Apache Pulsar

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day - individually and collectively - to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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