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Software Developer – Android

General Motors Canada

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted June 14, 2021.

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

As a Software Developer, you will be responsible for contributing to the creation, maintenance, and support of all Projection/Connectivity functionality within the General Motors Infotainment system. Your contributions will enable customers to enjoy a seamless Projection/Connectivity experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute as designer and developer to build Android based Infotainment solutions for Automotive consumer devices

  • Responsible for the entire life cycle of the assigned domain, including requirements, system design, development, deployment, and maintenance of the Infotainment software

  • Participate in the design of a best-in-class in-vehicle platform for GM Infotainment systems

  • Follow our software development process where quality comes first, and ensure that the designed solutions conform to architectural requirements such as scalability, maintainability, reliability, extensibility, usability and security

  • Engage in all regular software development activities such as architecture, feature requirements, design, code, and test case reviews, to ensure that the team delivers high quality code on time

  • Bridge multiple disciplines, including Engineering, Information Technology, Technical Support, and Marketing, to make appropriate system-level design trade-offs, to identify, capture and refine system requirements, and, to identify innovation opportunities

  • Work on new feature development, as well as maintenance of existing features and bug fixes

  • Collaborate with team members in software development activities using the Scrum/Agile/SAFe development process

  • Provide clear and complete documentation based on the definition of the software development process

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years software application development experience in Automotive or portable consumer electronic devices in embedded domain

  • Domain knowledge and experience of software development on the Android system, and have worked in various components and layers

  • Software design and development experience using object-oriented methodologies, data structures, algorithms and relevant design patterns

  • Proficiency in Java or C++ to design and write clean, well-structured and optimal code for embedded systems

  • Demonstrated experience in multithreading, inter-process communication and synchronization of shared resources

  • Experience with using and managing agile software development process

  • Demonstrated performance in a position requiring both challenging and engineering technical excellence

  • Strong evidence of career performance excellence in position of ever-increasing levels of responsibility and challenge

  • High level of verbal and written communication skills

  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively in a geographically dispersed team

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related degree

Additional Job DescriptionPreferred Experience:

  • Experience in Android middleware and framework development using Android Open Source Project in Java (Application and Services) and Native layer

  • Experience in any of the following components: Audio, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

  • Experience in developing Automotive Infotainment solutions

  • Experience with Android Auto, CarPlay or any other Projection protocols

  • Experience with GIT or similar version controls

  • Common tools used for embedded development and IDEs is highly preferred

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities. Should you be contacted by General Motors of Canada, please advise if you require accommodation. General Motors of Canada values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.