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General Motors Function Family Owner-Transmission in Milford, 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 Role

The Family Feature Owner will be responsible for taking high level Transmission System feature concepts and translating them into Feature, System and Subsystem detailed requirements for controls, software and hardware teams to implement. In many cases, concepts are not always well defined and the requirement generation can involve considerable research, investigation, Simulation, and Math to be transformed into publishable requirements.

The Family Feature Owner is the technical lead of a large team of Function engineers and therefore, must be a highly effective leader, communicator and collaborator. The FFO must also be an expert with Transmission embedded controls, analysis, Fault Propagation, Fault maturation and remedial action strategies, have a strong background in ASIL D safety systems.


I) Comprehend System Functional Requirements

  • Technical leader of a large group of function engineers to define all aspects of vehicle Transmission Systems. Mentoring, guidance and review of Function Engineers work products

  • Work with adjacent teams to gather customer facing requirements (NVH, Performance, functionality, Diagnostics, Remedial actions)

  • Reference System Safety Hazard Analysis and partition safety hazard requirements to functions

  • Comprehend applicable government regulations

  • Integration of Transmission System into the vehicle including interfacing with other subject areas (steering, Propulsion, Active Safety, etc.)

II) Define Functional Controls and Hardware Requirements

  • Define remedial actions based on fault detection, Propagation and Maturation.

  • Define context diagram and hardware integration of the functions

  • Define the functional and physical partitioning of requirements to ECUs.

  • Define function’s interface requirements (including aging, build variation, Noise factors, environmental factors, conflicting constraints, etc.)

  • Define functional requirements and mapping of inputs to outputs

  • Define/support creation of Braking System Performance Requirements creation and actuator and sensor performance requirements (HW)

  • Define how inputs to the function are used to transform the outputs (latency, overshoot, oscillation, etc.)

  • Define calibratable aspects of the function

  • Define diagnostic, degraded state and remedial action requirements

  • Define use cases and measurable/objective performance requirements for normal and degraded states

  • Define signal/data retention requirements

  • Lead System/Subsystem DFMEAs and participate in design level DFMEAs

  • Mange requirements in and with GM requirements tool suite (Doors, RTC)

Additional Job Description

Qualifications - Required:

  • Bachelors Degree of Engineering, Physics, Math, Computer Science, Information Technology or Chemistry

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience with Vehicle Transmission Systems

  • Expert understanding of the physics related to vehicle Transmission Systems

  • Ability make sense of uncertainty and translate into the understandable

  • Ability to interface effectively with Suppliers and GM in-house Controls/Software teams

  • Experience with Requirements management tools (i.e. Doors)

  • Experience with Change management tools (i.e. Rational Team Concert, aka RTC)

  • Background using simulation environments and Plant modeling for fault insertion analysis, testing, requirements generation (Matlab/Simulink, CarSim, D-Space, ETAS, other)

  • High level of analytical problem solving ability, including independent judgment and decision making skills, where problems are very unusual and extremely difficult

  • Ability to prioritize work with only limited direction from manager

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Qualifications - Desired:

  • Masters or PHD in Engineering with an emphasis on Controls or Mechatronic Systems

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with ASIL D safety systems

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with Vehicle Dynamics/Kinematics

  • Experience with OBD regulations/requirements

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.

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.