Sourcing Renewables - November 10, 2020
GM to add 3,000 new jobs in 2021 focused on EV tech development
General Motors announced Nov. 9 that it will be hiring 3,000 new employees in the first quarter of 2021 in the engineering, design and IT departments to increase the development of electric vehicle models and transform the future of software as a service.
The priority for new development will be autonomous and electric vehicles, as well as platforms like the Ultium battery system.
“As we evolve and grow our software expertise and services, it’s important that we continue to recruit and add diverse talent,” GM President Mark Reuss said in a statement. “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’s development of software and services will be key in its advancement of its Vehicle Intelligence Platform, which brings more electrical bandwidth and the capability to support new active safety, infotainment, connectivity and driver assistance features. GM released job openings for electrical system engineers, infotainment software engineers, developers for Java, Android, iOS and other platforms and controls engineers.
GM’s recent work in the development of electric vehicle engineering has sped up the product timelines of upcoming models while keeping production costs low.