GM Commercial Services - Staff Backend Software Engineer

| Palo Alto, CA, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 186,200-285,300 Annually
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Description
Software-defined vehicles represent a new paradigm for automakers and consumers, fueled by technological advancements and an escalating demand for transportation solutions that are not only intelligent but also safer and more environmentally sustainable. At the core of this transformative shift lies software - the driving force behind communication, security enhancement, updates, data processing, and the creation of a seamless user experience. These capabilities extend beyond consumer benefits, holding even greater significance for business owners.
The adoption of these sophisticated software solutions promises to be a catalyst for heightened efficiency, lowered costs, improved safety, better decision-making, and increased employee satisfaction. Ultimately, this positions business owners to achieve their objectives and maintain competitiveness in the fast evolving business landscape. Moreover, some of our solutions are poised to optimize and expedite the transition to electric vehicles, contributing to the decarbonization of the transportation sector.
At General Motors, we have embarked on an ambitious journey to pioneer next-generation software solutions tailored for commercial fleet owners and their drivers, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to large enterprises. As a leading OEM, our extensive fleet of GM vehicles already traverse roads globally. We leverage our unique advantage as an OEM - comprehensive control over both in-vehicle and cloud software - to deliver seamless solutions to our customers, including fleet management, energy optimization, transportation logistics, safety systems, and more.
To fulfill our mission, we are actively expanding our teams in Silicon Valley and Atlanta. We seek individuals who can blend a passion for technology and sustainability with curiosity, rigorous thinking and a strong customer centric approach. This is an exceptional opportunity where you can leverage the scale of GM and make a significant impact and find fulfillment in crafting innovative software solutions. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey toward a better future.
In this Staff Backend Software Engineer role, you will lead and develop high performance backend services and systems for GM Commercial Services' new software solution. This role provides a unique opportunity where you will be working across all of the GM Commercial Services software products, and truly steering the future of GM Commercial Services' system architecture, APIs, products, and customers. We are an innovation first team, and we need your help to ensure we meet the highest standards. Come join us and let's innovate!
What you get to do in this role:

  • Provide technical leadership in designing and building the flagship GM Commercial Services Software.
  • Develop a deep understanding of GM Commercial Services' business strategy and goals. You will be one of our key leaders expected to identify and solve our highest impact, highly complex problems.
  • See the big picture and identify inefficiencies and opportunities for meaningful improvements across the entire organization. Drive alignment on how to tackle these and lead the delivery of high leverage solutions for them to have the widest impact.
  • Raise the bar to make GM Commercial Service engineering truly best-in-class by improving best practices, producing exemplary code, documentation, automated tests and thorough and precise monitoring.
  • Build and launch new products that bring significant value to internal and external customers
  • Experience in designing, evaluating, and enhancing efficiency, scalability, and stability of distributed systems.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization including dependency engineering teams, product, design, infrastructure and operations
  • Mentor engineers earlier in their technical career to help them grow


Additional Description
Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience in successfully designing and building large engineering projects, including launching more than one generation of a successful enterprise application.
  • Experience in one of the JVM languages, Java / Kotlin + SpringBoot.
  • Experience with at least one of the public cloud providers Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work in an agile development environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative mindset.
  • Knowledge of software design patterns, OO, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Strong understanding and experience with NoSQL and relational DB
  • A passion for staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong product focus and acumen.
  • Experience creating and leading technical architecture for a large enterprise application.
  • Proven ability to develop other engineers into senior engineers, operating and leading their own initiatives with team-wide scope and high impact.


This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Palo Alto, CAthree times per week, at minimum.
This job may be eligible for relocation benefits.
The compensation information is a good faith estimate only. It is based on what a successful applicant in the California Bay Area which includes the following counties: Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz might be paid in accordance with the California law.
The compensation may not be representative for positions located outside of the California Bay Area.
The annual salary range for this role is $186,200 - $285,300. The actual base salary a successful candidate will be offered within this range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.
Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.
Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.
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