General Motors is planning to add 3,000 tech jobs in the near future to support its software and vehicle initiatives.
Like many automakers, GM has been working to transform its business, adopting new technologies and keeping up with the digital transformation. Complex entertainment systems, autonomous cars and electric vehicles are just some of the biggest trends automakers are dealing with.
GM recently announced it was investing $2 billion in its electric vehicle manufacturing. The company isn’t stopping there, however, as it is also planning on 3,000 new hires in an effort to shore up its electric vehicle efforts. The jobs will also include more remote work opportunities.
“GM wants to hire electrical system and infotainment software engineers as well as developers for Java, Android, iOS and other platforms,” according to the Houston Chronicle. “The company says it wants to increase diversity with the new hires to build on its existing software expertise.”
This is just the latest development illustrating how important software programmers have become to the automotive industry, and will continue to be in the years ahead.