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Software Defined Vehicle – Software Safety Analyst – Safe Operating System

General Motors Canada

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted August 2, 2022.

Job Description

Employees will not be required to be onsite as this position can be performed remotely/hybrid .

The Opportunity

As a member of the Software Safety team, the Software Safety Analyst leads and supports safety initiatives in all phases of system development (concept, requirements, design, implementation, verification and validation) for software that is core to our Automated Driving and Active Safety systems.  You will be a key interface between the System Safety and Software Teams, providing oversight and guidance to develop safe software solutions for vehicles today and tomorrow.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead or participate in safety strategy discussions, interfacing with GM teams and suppliers globally
  • Evaluate operating system experience adherence to GM safety and software development processes
  • Develop and maintain software safety plans
  • Verify software safety requirements to ensure completeness, consistency, and alignment to system-level safety requirements
  • Support software hazard analysis and risk assessments, both at the software architecture/design and implementation levels
  • Escalate any unresolved safety-related issues and confirm that the resolution process has been followed
  • Coach the software teams by providing safety process knowledge
  • Lead or contribute to initiatives towards the continuous improvement of the safety and software development processes
  • Interface with corporate and industry experts to stay current in safety processes, methods, and tools

Additional Job Description

Required Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years embedded systems development experience in safety-critical domains (automotive, aerospace, medical, nuclear)
  • Knowledge of ISO26262 or similar functional safety standards such as IEC 61508, IEC 62304, or DO-178C
  • Multi-core programming and real-time operating system experience
  • Demonstrated performance in a position requiring excellent understanding of embedded software implementation details as well as the larger systems picture
  • Full software development lifecycle experience (software requirements, design, coding, verification)
  • Proficiency in C/C++ embedded programming and MATLAB Simulink
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, interfacing with GM engineers globally
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience performing or evaluating safety analysis methods such as HAZOP, FMEA, FTA, and STPA
  • Embedded Linux development experience
  • Knowledge of software architecture and design patterns
  • Experience reviewing and/or developing software requirements from system-level requirements
  • Familiarity with automotive systems and with active safety and automated driving systems in particular
  • Knowledge of in-vehicle communication networks (CAN, FlexRay, LIN, Ethernet)
  • Ability to travel to the US
  • Have a valid Canadian driver’s license

Minimum Education Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Software, Computer, Control, Mechatronics) or Computer Science
  • Advanced degrees 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.