General Motors System Safety Sub-System Validation Engineer - ENG0038496 in Warren, Michigan

Automotive Electrical System Safety Sub-System Validation Engineer responsible for global test plan/procedure specifications, test strategy, and test design for Chassis Electronic elements and features. Primary focus on ensuring controller and vehicle system safety is thoroughly validated end-to-end (from supplier, through vehicle, and to the end customer). Provides design evaluation, analysis, and testing of projects where creativity and a high level of independent judgment are involved. Provides technical leadership and guidance to other engineering teams or engineering support staff.

  • Work within a team to coordinate validation efforts for system safety aspects of multiple chassis features.
  • Work with system safety engineers to create VCRI to map safety requirements to appropriate validation area.
  • Create, manage and execute test procedures for safety requirements to satisfy appropriate failsafe actions per the assigned ASIL safety level of the feature or function.
  • Develop test methods and models to be able to test safety critical components and features

  • Develop Models to run on a stand-alone test box (MicroAutoBox) to intercept, alter and deliver messages to various modules on the vehicle.

  • Perform system safety testing on safety critical features on electrical system benches and or vehicles. Capture, analyze and plot data to provide results against the test cases.

  • Provide technical support to ECU suppliers on GM test procedures.
  • Act as single point contact to the systems safety integration teams and release community.
  • Coordinate system safety testing on vehicles at our test tracks to correlate data and efficiently manage resource workload.
  • Write ESIMs, and PRTS+ for issues found during the results review. Ensure proper closure of issues.
  • Travel (minimal) as required.

Basic Required:

  • Have a valid US driver’s license; this position requires the ability to legally operate a motor vehicle on a regular basis.
  • Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Software Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • High level of oral and written communication skills.
  • High level of organizational skills - able to manage multiple projects across multiple programs to the assigned milestone.
  • Able to work within a team of engineers and communicate issues and testing results effectively.
  • Ability to act as a single voice for bench and vehicle level testing for assigned subsystems
  • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of CAN, GMLAN, LIN, UDS (GMW3110, 8772, & 14241) based communication.
  • High-level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex.
  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals.
  • Knowledge of safety critical software and systems in job-related area.
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in job-related area.


  • Proficient in the use of Matlab, Simulink, Control Desk, DSpace ASM.
  • Knowledge of Hardware and Software in the loop testing.
  • Proficient in the use of CAN tools (CANoe, Vehicle Spy, Vbox, RT3000).
  • Proficient in the use of MicroAutoBox.
  • Previous subsystem testing experience in the automotive industry.