Sr. Manager, Data Engineering Location-based Services

| Austin, TX, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 172,900-264,800 Annually
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  • Do you imagine a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion? We do! To reach this ambitious goal we are transforming how features are created and unlocking a new level of potential by further integrating our vehicles with their digital world. Put your code on the road and into the hands of millions of GM customers, knowing that what you build will help reduce crashes and save lives.
    We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Geospatial Manager/Engineer to lead our Location-based Services team. The ideal candidate will be a subject matter expert with a strong technical background in geospatial and mapping systems. In this role, you will guide the team and provide thought leadership in research, design, deployment, and launch of advanced location-based services and mapping products. We are looking for an innovative continuous learner and collaborative problem solver who is driven to take ideas to production.
    Hybrid: This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report onsite at the Austin IT Innovation Center North - Austin IT Innovation Center North or Warren MI, three times per week minimum or other frequency dictated by the business. This job may be eligible for relocation benefits.
    • As a subject matter expert on geospatial data, data objects and stores, and location-based services software product engineering, provide guidance and support to internal teams and external stakeholders
    • Lead a team of ~12 location-based services engineers with developing software architecture, tools, and processes, and oversee the design, development, and validation of location-based services solutions, ensuring accuracy and reliability
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product management, program management, and engineering teams to ensure the successful delivery of LBS projects
    • Stay updated on relevant regulations and standards in geospatial data management, consumption and delivery, ensuring compliance in all products and initiatives
    • Keep abreast of industry trends and new technology, and educate the global team
    • Grow, mentor and coach team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth
    • Provide long-term strategic direction of the Location-based Services platform and the convergence with gm.maps as a central mapping service to General Motors internal and external customers
    • Engage with and influence senior directors in setting the technical and product strategic for the provision of location-based and mapping services
    • Drive innovation and research in LBS product development methodologies

Additional Description
Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in engineering, computer science, or a related technical field; PhD preferred.

  • 10+ years of experience in design and implementation of advanced geospatial and mapping data products
  • Proven experience in location-based services with a deep understanding of geospatial data engineering, object stores, methodologies, software architecture, and deploying location-based services to the onboard vehicle applications as well as the cloud infrastructure / systems
  • 10+ years of experience in location-based services software development (MapBox, OpenStreet Maps, ARCGIS, Postgres, Parquet, Python, C)
  • 3+ years of managing highly performant teams of approximately 6 to 10 engineers
  • Strong knowledge of mapping data structures/tiling
  • A passion for innovation and continuous improvement, and a desire to push the boundaries of customer-facing mapping technology
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into actionable insights
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities and requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to process a high volume of work with high complexity with nonstandard solutions
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with a focus on delivering high-quality results
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with diverse teams and stakeholders

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Deep knowledge of geospatial architecture, incorporation of telematics data, and cloud platforms
  • Demonstrated technical creativity, research publications, and development of intellectual property

Compensation: The compensation information is a good faith estimate only. It is based on what a successful applicant might be paid in accordance with applicable state laws. The compensation may not be representative for positions located outside of New York, Colorado, California, or Washington

  • Compensation: The expected base compensation for this role is : $172,900 - $264,800 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.

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