Staff Software Engineer - Cloud Platform

    • General Motors
  • Austin, TX
  • Posted 59 days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


On Site
USD 135,800.00 - 285,300.00 per year
Full Time


Google Cloud
Creative problem solving
Product engineering
Business systems
Customer facing
Back office
Software engineering
Operating systems
Systems engineering
High availability
Cloud computing
Open source
Computer science
Life insurance
Computer networking
Software development
Microsoft Azure
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Continuous integration
Continuous delivery

Job Details


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.

The Role:

The Digital Product Engineering team is a dynamic and fast paced organization that designs, develops, and maintains all applications and solutions that create the entire interactive experience for customers and vehicles at General Motors. We are developing a world-class GM experience for our customers and driving real change in the most iconic automaker on the planet. Our team delivers unique software solutions in cutting-edge technologies such as mobility, telematics, mission-critical business systems, supercomputing, cloud, vehicle engineering and real-time computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to advance their careers and be a part of an organization focused on innovation, speed, and business value.

The Cloud Platform Engineering and Services Team is seeking an experienced Staff Software Engineer to lead and work with engineering teams across the Digital Product Engineering space to build and manage a cloud-based shared platform. The Digital Product Engineering systems include many customer-facing and back-office services required to deliver subscription-based and eCommerce services with this role focused on building a platform for supporting these experiences in a multi-cloud ecosystem. Additionally, this team works closely with the Engineering, Architecture and SRE teams to develop and standardize new patterns, libraries and services that are needed as part of GM's digital product transformation.


The ideal candidate has past experiences successfully leading and solving complex software engineering problems across multiple teams. These experiences should include both significant breadth and depth of supporting multiple technical workstreams.This role will lead and define the strategy for distributed compute and data repositories (RDBMS, Document Storage, No-SQL, Streaming Brokers, etc.) used in GM's Digital Products platform for both transactional and analytics providers.

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications):

  • 8+ years of software engineering and design experience in building and operating a public cloud platform supporting a global customer software and services offering
  • Knowledge of operating system, networking and systems engineering management
  • Experience with Container Orchestration (Kubernetes preferred) and Infrastructure as Code tools (Terraform preferred)
  • Advanced programming language proficiency in Java, Python or Go
  • Expertise in end-to-end applications hosted on Kubernetes with a focus on scalability, high availability, and fault tolerance including the engineering of Operators and CRDs
  • Experience in designing and engineering highly-available public cloud services (Azure, Google Cloud Platform and AWS)
  • Experience with open-source, cloud-native products supporting complex applications and services (ex- Service Mesh, Service Discovery, Routing, Logging Infrastructure, CI/CD tools, etc.)
  • Experience with cross-functional leadership across product engineering, architecture, security and cloud vendor organizations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate and translate feedback, needs and solutions
  • Creative problem-solving skills that deliver elegant solutions to complex issues
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work experience

Salary Range:

The expected base compensation for this role is: $135,800 - $285,300. 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.

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.

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. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of unlawful 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 encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications for each role and apply for any positions that match their skills and capabilities. Applicants in the recruitment process may be required, where applicable, to successfully complete a role-related assessment(s) and/or a pre-employment screening prior to beginning employment. To learn more, visit How we Hire

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (U.S.)

General Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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