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GM Hiring 3,000 New Tech Workers

Nov. 11, 2020
The automaker is seeking engineers, developers, programmers, and IT experts as it accelerates development of technologies that support its EV and autonomous vehicle programs.

General Motors Co. is in the process of hiring 3,000 workers in engineering, design, and IT capacities as it accelerates its product development and “software as a service” functions. The hiring will continue through Q1 2021, according to an announcement, and is proceeding in parallel with GM’s development of autonomous and electric vehicles and its Ultium EV battery program.

Job openings include positions for electrical system engineers; infotainment software engineers; developers for Java, Android, iOS and other platforms; controls engineers; and more, as GM expands its current software foundation.

“As we evolve and grow our software expertise and services, it’s important that we continue to recruit and add diverse talent,” stated GM president Mark Reuss. "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."

In October GM committed $2 billion for capital improvements at its Spring Hill, Tenn. assembly plant, to convert it for electric vehicle manufacturing. The automaker plans to manufacture the new Cadillac Lyriq crossover EV there, which will be the second GM electric vehicle available for sale in North America when it debuts in 2022.

GM has committed more than $4.5 billion for EV-related vehicle production over the last 20 months.

GM noted that software expertise is essential to its “Vehicle Intelligence Platform,” which aims to increase vehicles’ electrical bandwidth and ability to support active safety, infotainment, connectivity, driver assistance, and over-the-air updates. As part of this movement, the OEM’s new hiring plans are meant to advance its development and integration of software and services.