General Motors plans to add 1,500 software and data management jobs at its Tech Center in Warren, Mich., as part of its ongoing effort to in-source 90% of its IT work.
GM today confirmed that it would open an Information Technology Innovation Center in Warren, where workers will seek to streamline the automaker's numerous software applications and data management systems.
The announcement comes a month after GM opened a similar center in Austin, Texas, with plans to hire 500 workers. The Free Press reported this summer that GM would hire several thousand workers at four new information technology centers in the U.S., including likely one at the Warren Tech Center.
GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott is the architect of the plan to revolutionize the company's IT processes. He has been frustrated by the company's digital bureaucracy, which includes many overlapping software applications and old-fashioned IT systems that need to be updated.
"We're currently seeking the next generation of game-changers to help us usher in a new age of automotive innovation at GM," Mott said in a statement.
GM currently conducts only about 10% of its IT work while outsourcing 90%. Mott wants to reverse that approach, which could involve changes to several long-running IT contract's like GM's deal with Hewlett-Packard.
GM said the new jobs in Michigan would be added over several years and would include software developers, project managers, database managers and business analysts. The automaker said it would hire "recent college graduates and experienced professionals."
To search job openings and apply: http://www.careers.gm.com/itjobs.
The news comes as GM and other domestic automakers are battling nontraditional competitors like Silicon Valley start-ups for the best IT talent.
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