Employee Spotlight - Rajeev Jeyaraj


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Meet Rajeev Jeyaraj, Software Engineer within our Infotainment department at our Canadian Technical Centre Markham Campus.

1)    How long have you been at GM and what is your current role?

I've been with GM for a little over a year and I'm a Software Engineer in the Infotainment department.

2)    What brought you to GM for your career?

When I learned that GM was bringing the infotainment system in-house using Android and that I'd be able to take full ownership of my work, I was sold. When I found out that the role was based in Markham, close to home, it was a bonus.

3)    What is the best part about your job?

I would definitely say the environment and the culture here at GM. To me, culture is very important. The people here are very friendly and helpful. If I ever need help or a second opinion, I can approach any of my coworkers without hesitation. Everyone has the one-team mindset and are more than willing to set you up for success. I also love the open work environment, as it makes collaboration much easier.

4)    What’s your favourite GM vehicle?

Corvette Stingray (black and blue).

5)    If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

It’s always been a dream of mine to see the Northern lights (Aurora Borealis). I find it fascinating. I've seen pictures and videos of them but it would be a different and unique experience witnessing them firsthand.

6)    What do you do on your free time?

My undergrad was in Astrophysics and Computer Science so Astronomy is something that still interests me. In my spare time, I like to read up on Astrophysics news.

Growing up, sports were also a big part of my life so to this day, I enjoy staying active. I started playing squash a while ago and continue to play. I also like to work on side projects and tinker around with Android and personal programming projects.

7)    What’s the last thing you watched on tv?

Queen of The South

8) ​​What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you recently?

I recently went on a ski trip to Morzine, France for a week without knowing how to ski…

It’s fair to say that I had many hilarious falls, but within 2 days I got a good grasp of things and managed to get up to the reds!