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Software Engineering Lead

General Motors

General Motors

Software Engineering
Oshawa, ON, Canada · Oshawa, ON, Canada · Centre, AL, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced and passionate Engineering Lead to join General Motors' Global Innovation Team. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in the development and architecture of cutting-edge automotive technology. As a player coach, you will lead a small team of engineers and DevOps professionals, ensuring that projects are executed efficiently, effectively, and in alignment with our vision for the future of mobility. You will report directly to the Head of Product and collaborate closely with the product team to define features and requirements for new products.


  • Technical Leadership: Lead a team of full stack developers and DevOps professionals that are comprised of direct and leveraged resources, providing technical guidance, mentorship, and fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration.
  • Technical Execution: Build and develop products with high code coverage and quality. Meeting the requirements set by the product team. Test and validate products with customers in the market.
  • Project Management: Oversee sprint planning, execution, and delivery, ensuring that projects are completed on time with high velocity.
  • Architectural Design: Drive the architectural design of innovative solutions, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to meet industry standards and exceed customer expectations.
  • Product Development: Collaborate closely with the Head of Product to define product features and requirements, ensuring alignment with GM's strategic goals and customer needs.
  • Team Development: Attract, recruit, and retain top engineering talent, building a high-performing team that consistently delivers high-quality results.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including product management, design, and strategy, to ensure a seamless product development process.
  • Technical Expertise: Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices, and apply this knowledge to drive continuous improvement and innovation within the team.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and issues early in the development process and implement effective mitigation strategies.
  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive project documentation, including design specifications, technical documentation, and project plans.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Proven experience 5+ years as a full stack developer.
  • Experience as a team leader or people leader.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive innovation and bring disruptive products to market.
  • Experience breaking down features and stories into work items for the engineering team.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and the ability to translate complex ideas into actionable requirements.
  • Experience with working in building products in a fast, iterative approach.
  • Understanding of user-centered design principles and experience collaborating closely with UX/UI teams.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Solid grasp of emerging technologies, industry trends, and market dynamics.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to use data to make informed decisions.

Additional Job Description

Preferred Skills

  • Familiar with cloud-based solutions such as AWS, Azure & GCP.
  • Have created web and mobile applications using native and non-native frameworks.
  • Experience with React or Angular, Node.js, NoSQL, Git, Java and others.
  • High standard of code quality and testing requirements.
  • Developed in CI/CD environment.
  • Proficient in ML/AI concepts.
  • Experience in embedded software a bonus.


Hybrid: This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to onsite at either the GM Global Technical Center - Michigan IT Innovation Center , Austin IT Innovation Center North - Austin IT Innovation Center North, Georgia IT Innovation Center - Georgia IT Innovation Center or Oshawa Elevation Centre - Oshawa Elevation Centre three times per week, at minimum or other frequency dictated by the business.

  • Compensation: The expected base compensation for this role is: $116,100 - $181,400 . Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.
  • Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.
  • Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays.

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.

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.

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 Statement

Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities. Should you be contacted by General Motors of Canada, please advise if you require accommodation. General Motors of Canada values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.