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General Motors Software Development Manager in Chandler, Arizona

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

In recent years, GM Information Technology has successfully executed the largest IT transformation in the history of the automotive industry, fully insourcing what once was a nearly completely outsourced IT function. Today GM IT is a dynamic and fast paced organization that designs, develops and maintains all IT infrastructure, applications and solutions enabling GM’s global operations. From designing and building the next generation of electric and other vehicles to developing a world-class GM experience for our dealers and customers, GM IT is driving real change in the most iconic automaker on the planet. Our team delivers unique enterprise-wide IT solutions in cutting-edge technologies such as mobility, telematics, mission-critical business systems, supercomputing, cloud, vehicle engineering and real-time computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to advance their careers and be a part of an IT organization focused on innovation, speed and business value.

As a General Motors software developer, you will be responsible for leading and management of one or more software development teams. You will ensure that software is designed and developed using sound, repeatable, industry standard methodologies and in accordance with GM’s software development project methodology; including but not limited to standards in code quality, performance, stability, security and overall alignment and compliance with project objectives. You will be expected to be familiar and proficient with each of the following capabilities:

  • Project administration and record-keeping Multi-functional collaboration with other development teams and/or support functions

  • Career development coaching and mentoring activities for team members and direct reports.

  • Project scheduling and time management

  • Responsible for the delegation and coordination of development activities across each team to ensure high utilization of resources while delivering world-class software across many platforms.

  • Manages a team and is responsible for staffing, communicating, training and development, directing and prioritization of work, evaluating performance and removing roadblocks.

  • Must have experience and be comfortable leading highly technical teams through the software development lifecycle (SDLC) utilizing industry standard/best practice for software development approaches

  • Must have broad software project delivery experience in leading teams developing applications using a variety of tools, languages, frameworks and technologies. Capable of managing concurrent projects and/or initiatives within GM.

  • Ability to handle issue resolution and remove roadblocks by navigating complex corporate environments and processes

  • Must have experience creating strategic direction for groups of applications, including Performance tuning, usability assessment/improvement, automation technologies

  • Understands security risks for applications and code remediation techniques

  • Oversees Integration efforts of software or solutions with existing software/systems

  • Understands code quality analysis results and remediation mechanisms

  • Expert knowledge of maintaining and debugging live software systems

  • Providing advice, training and technical support for various projects within their domain

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Possess technical writing knowledge around system design specification and technical documentation of software systems

  • Understand and maintain compliance with GM standards and industry best practice

  • Provides career guidance and mentoring of both software developers as well as junior managers. Assures that team adheres to all GM Resource Requirements such as Timekeeping, Project Management and Training

  • Builds a diverse and effective team by identifying/selecting the best talent. Responsible for directing and prioritizing work, managing performance and providing guidance / coaching to team members. Manages the culture within their team, holds themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors. Models GM behaviors and creates a winning culture.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

At least 15 years’ experience writing Java/J2EE, .NET, or SOA code and leading medium – large development teams

A strong balance of leadership, business acumen and technical skills

Extensive experience with various development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Scrum, Iterative, Waterfall, etc.)

Experience in attractive the best talent and managing teams of high-performance developers

Experience in crafting detailed design specifications as well as test plans for unit and integration testing

A bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in managing highly technical team and capability to provide technical direction in terms of design and implementation and align with strategic plans and initiatives

Demonstrated knowledge in multiple software development disciplines (i.e. Agile, Scrum, SDLC)

Experience with high throughput messaging systems (Apache Kafka)

Experience with modern web technologies and frameworks (Node.js, React, Spring Boot, Electron)

Required strong technical leader, especially in the domain knowledge of diagnostics and vehicle communications (embedded experience is a big plus)

Expert knowledge of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, systems security technology, Business Analysis principles, Business Process Management technologies, Multi-threaded programming, Design Patterns (especially MVC, MVP and MVVM), Application Frameworks

Robust multi-year experienced based knowledge and ability to apply the principles of application or infrastructure architectures, including the distinction between contextual, conceptual, logical and physical layers. Subject matter expertise across applications, data, database, middleware, mainframe and midrange server computing, network (Intranet/Extranet/Internet), security, and client platform (Including mobile) IT products and services.

Ability to work constructively as an individual or in groups with minimal supervision. Understands and can apply software engineering and application development methodologies in a complex multi-project environment.

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.

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