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Senior Embedded Android Developer – Software Defined Vehicle

General Motors Canada

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted August 4, 2022.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute as designer and developer to building 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 and 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 development process.
  • Provide clear and complete documentation based on the definition of the software development process

Required Skills and Experience

  • 8+ 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 and well-structured and optimal code for embedded systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in multi threading, 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 oral 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 Description


  • 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 are highly preferred.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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.