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Staff Software Engineer

General Motors

General Motors

Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Job Description

Work Arrangement:
Hybrid: This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Austin, Sunnyvale, or Warren three times per week, at minimum.

General Purpose of Position:

Design and build the digital products that power our customers’ digital experiences. This includes mobile, web, applications, and services (both on-prem and in the cloud). Define architecture and drive it through implementation across cross-functional teams. Identify tooling and development and coding standards. Help guide technical strategy of the Digital Products Engineering organization.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement digital products – web, mobile, apps, services.
  • Define technical architecture for complex digital products.
  • Be technical DRI for key projects. Ensure those projects are sound technically, make strategic decisions based on technical requirements.
  • Clear communicating with product, program, design, and other engineering teams and partners.
  • Hire world-class engineers to up-level the overall engineering organization.

Additional Job Description

Knowledge and Expertise Required:

  • Software engineering and development – programming languages, tools, and best practices
  • Cloud-native technologies
  • Systems and distributed systems
  • Technical leadership experience
  • 6+ years experience in software development

Skills and Abilities:

  • C/C++, Python, Java, Golang, Bash, Linux
  • Modern development tools
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to lead other engineers by influence


  • BS in computer science or related Engineering
  • MS or PhD in computer science preferred


  • The expected base compensation for this role is $135,800 - $285,300 USD Annually
  • Actual base compensation within the identified 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.

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.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

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. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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 Statements

GM is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. GM is committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and advancing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, all practices and decisions relating to terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment are made without regard to an individual's protected characteristics. For purposes of this policy, “protected characteristics" include an individual's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, height, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.​