VIP Functional Architect- Technical Lead
General Motors

Warren, Michigan

Posted in Automotive

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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 1-3 times per week

The Role

The VIP Functional Architect Technical Lead represents a challenging technical leadership position within Electrical Controls Division related to the development and launch of electrical architecture solutions. This position is responsible for creating, communicating, managing the strategy and process to execute the Electrical Architecture System Design. The role contains a high level of responsibility with limited formal authority, providing excellent opportunities for developing and honing the skill of influencing others. In addition, this position includes a high level of written and oral communication with higher levels of leadership such as directors and executives.


  • Act as a product manager and primary interface with customers (Functional Architects, Domain architects, Diagnostics Architects, Network Architects and System Architects Specification owners) over the Architecture Artifacts execution process
  • Lead and drive design decisions within the VIP (Vehicle Intelligence Platform) functional system design process
  • Champion regular strategic forums within Architect stakeholders to identify needs, continues improvements, document best practices and develop road map and for the long-term system design modeling strategies covering functional partitioning, Diagnostics &Network artifacts and interdependencies
  • Provide architecture infrastructure leadership ensuring optimal process across all domains and timely issue resolution to enable future and fast to market technologies and features
  • Acts as business owner of VIP architect process within Tools and Process ARTs
  • Drive adoption of the corporate design tools and processes within the System Design Team (Functional, Diagnostics and Network) synchronizing the deployment of architecture levels (Data Dictionary) with changes required to meet customer needs
  • Collaborate with ECU Design Responsible Engineers (DREs), Tier-1 Suppliers, functional safety, and Systems Engineers to ensure component deployment is consistent with system design intent through formal design reviews and other activities
  • Stay abreast of new technology and competitive products
  • Maintain system design work instructions and process documentation updated according to latest and greatest definitions
  • Develop and maintain list of instructions and trainning sections required to allow fast engagement of new Functional Architect team members

Additional Job Description

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or Computer Science
  • 2+ years of relevant design, development, or validation experience in the areas of automotive interfaces definition, system design, software modeling, software engineering definition, power distribution, energy storage, charging systems, or power electronics
  • Robust knowledge of major automotive subsystems
  • Experience with physical system definition including mechanization design
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unique and complex
  • Ability to proactively suggest improvements in work methodology
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with tools including IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC), Doors, Rhapsody and Big Level Gears
  • Proficiency with industry standards including AUTOSAR, CAN, LIN, and automotive ethernet
  • Ability to coordinate and complete tasks per a release schedule
  • Ability to identify non-compliance to standards and resolve the issue
  • Lead by influence

Desired Skills
  • Master's degree in electrical engineering, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering
  • 5+ years of relevant design, development, or validation experience in the areas of automotive interfaces definition, system design, software modeling, software engineering definition, power distribution, energy storage, charging systems, or power electronics
  • Experience writing clear, valid requirements in Doors
  • Experience on ISO certification Process
  • Considerable expertise as a system engineer in complex systems and organizational structure
  • Experience in a direct or indirect leadership role
  • DFSS Black Belt Certified
  • SAFE AGILE Certified
  • Experience in GM electrical design methodologies and tool chains

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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