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Software Specialist for Android Compatibility Test – Software Defined Vehicle

General Motors Canada

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

Job Description

Software Specialist for Android Compatibility Test will be an important member of our Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) Infotainment group at GM Canada, which is part of the larger GM Global Engineering team. This Software Specialist role will be responsible for reviewing Android compatibility requirements, executing related testing, analyzing test results, and changing the code to solve failures related to compatibility test suites. This role will also design and develop the tools and scripts for automation of compatibility test workflow. This role will work closely with software development, test, integration, and program management teams during entire product lifecycle.

What We Need You To Do

  • Review Android compatibility requirements (e.g. CDD, GAS) with software development teams to ensure applicable requirements are compliant on Infotainment software programs
  • Execute Android compatibility test (e.g. CTS), identify failures and provide test report
  • Triage and support root cause analysis on defects
  • Change and upstream code to solve failures related to compatibility test suites
  • Design and develop the tools/scripts to automate test workflow
  • Setup and configure necessary test equipment and environments for test execution and automation. Test environments may include simulation or target hardware.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of test process

Who We Are Seeking 

  • 2+ years of experience in developing or testing Android code
  • 3+ years of software product development or testing experience on Linux-based embedded system
  • Good programming skills in common languages, such as Java, C++ or Python
  • Strong experience with test automation framework, tool development and scripting
  • Solid knowledge of software development and test methodologies and tools
  • Knowledge of Scrum/Agile software development process
  • Experience with vehicle communication network protocols (CAN, MOST etc) as a good plus
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to deliver on time, a quick-thinker, a quick-learner and able to work in a fast-paced work environment 
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, coordination skills, and interpersonal skills


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent field
  • 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.