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November 10, 2020: Grace Turner, DBusiness
Detroit’s General Motors Co. plans to hire 3,000 new employees across engineering, design, and information technology through the first quarter of 2021 to help transform product development and software as a service.
The company says it will offer more remote opportunities as development of autonomous and electric vehicles and advanced platforms like the Ultium battery system continue. Recent virtual development innovations made by the company’s engineering team have allowed GM to speed up the product timelines of upcoming electric vehicles while keeping costs low.
“As we evolve and grow our software expertise and services, it’s important that we continue to recruit and add diverse talent,” says Mark Reuss, president. “This will clearly show that we’re committed to further developing the software we need to lead in EVs, enhance the customer experience, and become a software expertise-driven workforce.”
GM says it plans to advance its vision of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion through the development and integration of software and services. Job openings for electrical system engineers; infotainment software engineers; developers for Java, Android, iOS, and other platforms; controls engineers; and more will help build on GM’s software, which is central to making cars connected and the ongoing development of autonomous vehicles.
The company also says it is working to create a more inclusive workplace and offers nearly a dozen employee resource groups, or communities designed to help employees acclimate and provide professional development, community outreach, and personal growth opportunities. GM also recently launched a 12-week paid family leave program to assist with challenges surrounding family care. GM also brings STEM programs to youth across the country.
Applications for the new openings can be found here.