General Motors has announced it will hire 3,000 new employees across engineering, design and IT to help it transform the future of product development and software as a service. It hopes to have the employees in place by the end of the first quarter 2021. It will also offer more remote work opportunities than ever before as development of autonomous and electric vehicles and advanced platforms like its Ultium battery system continue at a fast pace.
“As we evolve and grow our software expertise and services, it’s important that we continue to recruit and add diverse talent,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “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 plans to advance its vision of zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion by developing and integrating software. Job openings will include electric system engineers; infotainment software engineers; developers for Java, Android, iOS and other platforms; controls engineers; and more.
General Motors has three plants in the South. Its plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, employs more than 1,400 making Corvettes. At its 7.9 million-square-foot Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant, the company makes GMC Acadia, and Cadillac XT5 and XT6 vehicles and the engines that power them. GM builds the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, as well as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL at its Arlington, Texas, plant, which employs almost 5,500 people.