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Software Development Manager – Android

General Motors Canada

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

Job Description

Engineering Group Manager – SDV Infotainment Software Applications


Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada

Dream Big

At General Motors Canada, you will find go-getters, people that dream big and focus and commit to uncover the next ground-breaking idea. From designing and engineering state-of-the-art plants, developing new electric vehicles and self-driving technologies, and crafting the next generation vehicle applications – we are determined to change the future of mobility.

The Infotainment Applications group at the Canadian Technical Centre is at the heart of delivering GM’s in-vehicle user interface and software applications. With years of experience maximizing the power and flexibility of Android, we are continually redefining the customer experiences of General Motors connected vehicles for all our brands – Cadillac, Chevy, GMC, Buick.

Join a hardworking and engaged software development team who have adapted to new remote working conditions, while delivering exciting new software applications for electric vehicles like the Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq. Our ambitious and inclusive culture means you will be joining a strong diverse team that promotes fresh innovative thinking and give you the opportunity to impact the course of our global vision – Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion. Our people are the driving force behind making this a reality. Innovation lives here, so should you!

The Opportunity

General Motors Canada is hiring Engineering Group Managers to grow and manage teams for Infotainment Software. The role will work hand in hand with GM Canada teams and GM global product group on product development and launching.   

As an Engineering Group Manager, you will lead, inspire and build highly engaged team to develop, deliver and maintain the next generation infotainment platform, applications, products and tools on time, on budget with quality. You will supervise and motivate team to fulfill department and company goals in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment. And you will also collaborate and facilitate continuous improvement of engineering process and operation efficiency for high quality products with ultimate customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide hands-on technical leadership on a variety of features and capabilities on the Infotainment Software Applications and Services
  • Work with product owners and user experience teams on building high quality features that make users love our product by leveraging your knowledge in Application Development using  Android’s Material Design, Vehicle Data properties and messaging protocols such as CAN
  • Champion writing code that is reliable, maintainable and reusable because you have a thorough understanding of OOD principals 
  • Mentor developers in the area of software engineering and Android best practices by conducing code reviews, participating in technical review discussions, tutorials and hosting prototype sessions
  • Innovate by staying current with the latest Android platform capabilities, making relevant recommendations that improves our product and codebase 
  • Be mindful of best practices when it comes to securing data-in-transit and data-at-rest because your code protects our customer’s data 
  • Collaborate and direct third party software designs and development work to align with overall project objectives and timing
  • Hire, coach, develop and retain competent and engaged staff to achieve personal, professional and corporate objectives
  • Manage and refine software development process to support multiple concurrent releases across different locations
  • Foster and maintain a positive and collaborative work environment to motivate and empower staff while driving for efficiency and innovative solutions
  • Identify and remove obstacles and ensure team has proper tools, training and resources to accomplish assigned tasks within defined process, while adhering to safety and budgets
  • Identify long term goals for the team (technical and people) and work with leadership to fulfil the needs
  • Be a valuable member of an energetic team that encourage sharing, caring and collaboration!



  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in an automotive, or consumer electronics, embedded product development organization
  • 5+ years of experience developing or leading complex, real time, embedded software in an object-oriented environment (preferably native Android Apps & Services or Automotive), including people leadership responsibilities
  • Thorough understanding of OOP concepts, Android application architecture (e.g. Clean Code, MVP, MVVM), software design patterns and TDD
  • Extensive experience in automotive application design, architecture, development and delivery
  • Significant experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle/continuous integration, process, tools and good command of Agile Methodologies and Rituals
  • Hands on development experience with C++, Java, Kotlin, Android, embedded Linux/QNX.

Education and Training

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering.

Advanced degree in engineering, business or management/leadership preferred.

Job: Engineering  

Primary Location:  Ontario-Markham

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.