VMEC Sub-System Lead Engineer (SSLE) - Chassis Controls, Suspension

General Motors

3.6

(58)

Markham, Canada

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    Position summary

    controls development and calibration knowledge are a definite plus. The drive and tenacity to grow technically and professionally while working on some of General Motor's most exciting features is a must!

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Perform complex sub-system analysis to define functional controls and hardware requirements, including the definition of:

      • Noise factors (e.g., aging, build variation, environmental, etc.)
      • Interface mapping (e.g., inputs to outputs)
      • Actuator and sensor performance requirements
      • Input to output transfer functions (e.g., latency, overshoot, oscillation, etc.)
      • Calibration requirements
      • Regulatory, safety and customer facing interactions (e.g., FE/CO2, DQ, Emissions, NVH, Performance)
      • Signal/data retention
    • Leverage physical (e.g., vehicle, bench) and virtual (e.g., models, simulation) to establish and test use cases and acceptance criteria for normal and degraded states of applicable sub-systems

    • Create and maintain Sub-System Technical Specification (SSTS) documents for applicable subsystems

    • Create and maintain sub-system specifications in requirements management software (e.g., DOORS, Jama Connect, codebeamer, etc.)

    • Root cause all appliable sub-system related issues and translate solutions into new or revised requirements

    • Create and maintain Functional Architecture Documents (FADs)/Context Diagrams with the assistance of Global Architecture teams

    • Lead sub-system level FMEAs and collaborate on System and Component FMEAs

    • Use Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) Integration Tool (FIT) for managing FMEA processes across applicable subsystems

    • Create and maintain Features, Stories, and/or Change Requests to manage requirements and specifications of sub-systems using change management tools (e.g., IBM Rational Team Concert, Jira, etc.)

    • Collaborate with Controls and Software Engineers to review software implementation ensuring compliance with requirements

    • Review Owner's Manual and Service Information related to the applicable sub-system

    • Provide guidance and input for feature design verification plan by working with System and/or Feature Owners and Validation Engineers

    • Maintain open requirements issue list and review, track, and report on progress and status

    • Support advanced technical work projects that drive future features and vehicle enhancements

    • Travel as required

    Required Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, related engineering discipline or equivalent experience.

    • Minimum of 6+ years of experience in the field of expertise

    • Basic knowledge of controls theory and the software development process

    • Strong analytical problem-solving skills, including independent judgment and decision-making skills, where problems are very unusual and extremely difficult

    • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues

    • Physics-based understanding of the Voice-of-Customer

    • Ability to effectively communicate issues, status and recommendations to leadership

    • Proven ability in project management skills and ability to teach others

    • Ability to prioritize work with only limited direction from manager

    • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada and able to travel to the US

    • Must have a valid Canadian driver's license

    Additional Description

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Master's or PhD in Engineering with an emphasis on Controls

    • Experience related to specifying physics of dynamic electromechanical systems (e.g., Suspension, Chassis, Brakes, etc.)

    • Experience with calibration, software, and controls development

    • Experience leveraging simulation environments and plant modeling for testing or requirements generation is a plus (e.g., MATLAB/Simulink, CarSim, GT-Power, D-Space, ETAS, etc.)

    • Experience with requirements management tools (e.g., Doors, Jama Connect, codebeamer, etc.)

    • Experience with change management tools (e.g., IBM Rational Team Concert, Jira, etc.)

    • Experience with OBD regulations requirements

    • Experience with safety critical systems

    • Automotive experience in areas such as: vehicle dynamics, brake diagnostics and/or vehicle thermal management

    • Experience with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD) concepts and techniques to develop and test requirements

    • Experience working in an agile environment

    • Embedded software architecture knowledge

    • Knowledge of vehicle network communication protocols (ex. CAN, LIN, Ethernet)

    • Hardware I/O level controller knowledge

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    Why you should apply for a job to General Motors:

  • 53% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 71% would recommend this company to other women
  • 89% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Our Work Appropriately philosophy gives employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact to achieve their goals.
  • Our future is all electric and we aspire to zero tailpipe emissions by 2035.
  • Paid Family Leave provides employees up to 12 weeks of paid time off to support a new child or care for relatives with a health condition.