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General Motors CAE Optimization Engineer in Warren, 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 world is changing fast with the emergence of autonomous driving, vehicle electrification, additive manufacturing and ever stringent fuel economy and safety regulations.

GM’s Vehicle Optimization team inside the CAE organization is tasked to deliver innovative and world class solutions to complex optimization problems in the advance vehicle, powertrain, and electrical battery development stages.

As an expert in analytical tools, the CAE Optimization Engineer plays a central role in leading the design and improving the system and component performances using the latest optimization and Machine Learning technologies. We seek experienced individuals ready to rise to the challenge!

In this role, you will be exposed to a wide variety of technical challenges in vehicle, powertrain, and electric battery design optimization applications. Come join us and let’s innovate!


  • Develop and use advanced CAE optimization process and tools to improve physical performances in vehicle and powertrain structure, NVH, crashworthiness, aero/thermal, dynamics, eletro-magnetic, eletro-chemical and energy systems and components.

  • Develop, pilot and deploy the latest multi-disciplinary optimization MDO, stochastic/robustness methods and Machine Learning tools

  • Apply advanced linear or nonlinear optimization processes and tools for topology, shape, weld/adhesive, gauge, light-weight materials to optimize designs, meet performance targets and minimize mass/cost.

  • Execute and support the Program Optimization Management System in the developmental phase of vehicle, powertrain and electrification programs

  • Create technical innovations in optimization through GM Optimization Focus Group sponsored advanced capability development projects; stay abreast of innovations in latest optimization technology.

Additional Job Description


  • In depth knowledge and 5 year+ working experience in CAE

  • Optimization, Machine Learning and related knowledge is a plus

  • High level ability to work independently and effectively with others

  • High ability to Multi-Task on different programs and projects

  • Experience in CAE related tools: HyperMesh, OptiStruct, Abaqus, Dyna, ADAMS or similar

  • Knowledge in Optimization tools: Genesis, iSIGHT/ModeFrontier or similar preferred


  • M.S. or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Statistic/Data Analytics

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.