GM recruitment drive for virtual testing and software development

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General Motors is to hire 3,000 new employees across its engineering, design and IT operations to help boost virtual testing and software development capabilities.

GM states it will offer more remote opportunities than ever before as development of autonomous and electric vehicles and advanced platforms, such as its Ultium battery system, continue at a fast pace. It notes that recent virtual development innovations made by the company’s engineering team have allowed the company to speed up the product timelines of upcoming EVs while keeping costs low.

“As we evolve and grow our software expertise and services, it’s important that we continue to recruit and add diverse talent,” said 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.”

GM claims it plans to advance a vision of zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion will hinge on the development and integration of software and services. To this end, job openings for electrical system engineers; infotainment software engineers; developers for Java, Android, iOS and other platforms; controls engineers; will, it says, help to build on the current software foundation.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology International and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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