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General Motors Sr. Embedded Systems Firmware Engineer - Electric Drives in Pontiac, Michigan

About GM

There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description

The Electric Drive-Embedded Systems Firmware Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and testing low level hardware input/output software. They will coordinate with engineers from areas such as requirements, controls, calibration, power electronics design, controller design, and motor design to deliver HWIO software for the world’s best electrified vehicles. We are looking for creative people to join a strong team focused on leading-edge technology development.


  • Design, develop, implement, and test low level device driver modules including, but not limited to: CAN, LIN, DMA, pulse inputs, pulse outputs, digital inputs, digital outputs, analog inputs, complex PWM, eTPU.

  • Design and execute verification tests to ensure compliance with component technical requirements.

  • Provide independent review of software written by others.

  • Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with and mentor others.

  • Exhibit a high level of analytical problem-solving skills where problems are very unusual and difficult.

Additional Job Description


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent Engineering degree.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in embedded software development utilizing ANSI C programming.

  • Experience with designing, developing and testing Microcontroller & ECU Abstraction Layer and Complex Drivers for Automotive Open System Architecture.

  • Ability to read schematics and understand basic electrical circuits.

  • Experience developing software for the NXP MPC5777C microcontroller or similar.

  • Experience with Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) for multi-core microcontroller.

  • Experience with coding in PowerPC assembly or similar.

  • Experience with performing root cause analysis with Integrated Basic Software and Application Software on multi-core microcontrollers.

  • Proficiency with embedded compiler, linker, debugging tools, and software such as Lauterbach, ETAS INCA, CANalyzer, oscilloscopes, and other general lab equipment.

  • Proven ability to work independently under a tight, demanding schedule.

Desired Skills:

  • Masters degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent Engineering degree.

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.

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

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 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 at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com .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.