General Motors Software Cost Engineer - Product Program Cost Optimization (PPCO) - Finance - FIN0010870 in Warren, Michigan

GM’s growing focus on AV/EV vehicles, Auto 2.0, combined with the advancements in technology and manufacturing processes, requires Advanced Vehicle Technology Cost (AVTC) leadership and collaboration across GM’s Cost Organization and functional partners in Engineering, Manufacturing, GPS & GPSC. With increasing complexity and technology embedded within our vehicles, there is a need to better understand the underlying costs of software that is developed by GM’s suppliers. This position will support that effort - primarily in the Electrical/Infotainment SMT.


  • Responsible for assessing the software development costs for design, testing and validation of component/system designs from inception to production – these costs are typically captured within a supplier’s ED&D
  • Analysis will require an understanding of the tasks and effort associated with the design and development of electronic modules/components
  • Ultimately, this individual will be responsible for determining market competitive compensation to the supply base in conjunction with GM Engineering and partnering with GM’s Purchasing team during supplier negotiations
  • Occasional domestic and international travel to supplier facilities is required for enhanced costing collaboration

  • Bachelorof Science degree in Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/ Software Engineering/ElectricalEngineering

  • 5+years of experience as a software programmer with preference for automotiveindustry experience
  • Priorsoftware costing experience
  • Experienceor educational background in design, simulation, characterization or productionof integrated circuits
  • Othergeneral skills include software algorithm design, software performance tuning,software design, software debugging, software development fundamentals,software documentation, and software testing
  • Analyticalability where problems are unusual or difficult
  • Exhibitscritical thinking skills in conjunction with intellectual curiosity
  • Abilityto work with people within and outside group - including willingness to listento various opinions / issues
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skillsrequired to build relationships with global team members