Virtual Reality Application Engineer

at General Motors
Published September 28, 2022
Location Warren, MI
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

Job Description

General Motors (GM) is seeking a Virtual Reality Engineer with strong visualization skills and problem solving skills. As part of the Vehicle Systems team, you will utilize the latest immersive hardware and software to develop VR based tools that analyze and provide insight into vehicle and manufacturing process design problems. You will work with a small team to run VR reviews, identify problems, and then experiment, iterate, and refine your solutions concept until a viable tool is developed. The ability to identify problems, run efficient meetings, develop VR applications, learn manufacturing and product design concepts, and adapt quickly in a fast paced, competitive industry is an essential element of this role. You will also be involved in pilot activities with internal and external suppliers, to implement and scale successful solutions related to Immersive Technologies.

Key talents for this role include Adaptability, Organization, Communication, Strategic Thinking, Focus, and a Passion for Excellence.

You will be working in a fast paced environment, leading Virtual Reality reviews for cross functional teams, and acting as the voice of the team to software and hardware developers. You will be the technical expert for running the software and hardware, and for trouble shooting and fixing system failures as they happen, sometimes in high stress situations, like during reviews, or while others are reviewing your work during demonstrations.

You will need to have a passion for working with virtual reality including combining various HMDs, computers, tracking systems and software packages to deliver an engaging virtual experience. You will have to work strategically to select the best alternatives for each of these subsystems and work tactically to resolve compatibility issues and create a working solution. Creative thinking, stamina for developing solutions, and personal drive for success are required traits for this role. You must enjoy working as a Team while also taking accountability to persevere through complex problems and deliver results. Due to the innovative nature of this work, you will need to anticipate setbacks, apply learnings, execute development project deliverables on time, inform stakeholders and leadership on project status, and have a relentless desire to win while doing it with integrity.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Be the Technical Expert on the VR tolls, including software, hardware, and their integration.

  • Leverage your solutions to assist Manufacturing Engineering and Product Development to achieve faster and higher quality development cycles

  • Create Virtual solutions that replace current practices that use physical properties

  • Collaborate with the Vehicle Systems Manufacturing Engineering team to understand their future strategies, requirements, and use-cases

  • Analyze data from existing processes, identify priority problems, and develop solution alternatives

  • Create, maintain, and deliver technical training for the use of these tools as the applications are deployed globally

  • Utilize Practical Problem solving principles to test and gather feedback on your solution enabling data-driven decision making

  • Utilize project management skills to clearly articulate the problem you are trying to solve, organize the basic tasks needed to complete the project and anticipate/escalate issues before they become a major problem

  • Demonstrate your solution quantifying its benefit, cost and effectiveness

  • Investigate future hardware and software to ensure the Immersive tools remain useful

  • Investigate and recommend potential off the shelf solutions that make a strong business case in lieu of internal development

  • Pursue additional training to learn and apply the latest Immersive hardware and software packages

Additional Job Description

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years working in a 3D related industry or profession

  • Experienced in creating high quality digital assets

  • Experienced in utilizing Virtual, Augmented, Mixed Reality systems

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong 3D math skills (CAD, Process Simulate, Tc Visualization, Manufacturing Process Planner)

  • Strong 3D visualization skills (Kinematics, modeling, animation)

  • Strong knowledge of Virtual Reality capabilities (VR, MR, AR)

  • Working knowledge of Virtual Reality hardware (Headsets, Tracking, Peripherals)

  • Working knowledge of Virtual Reality software (Unreal, IC.IDO, Process Simulate, Steam VR)

  • Digital Graphic Design, 3D Art or Equivalent

  • Game Design, Media Arts or Equivalent

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

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] 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.

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] .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.