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Ford Motor Company

Autonomous Vehicles and Controls - Systems Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, MI

The Autonomous Vehicle Systems Engineering (AVSE) team is part of Ford’s Automated Driving organization and is responsible for all system engineering and technical direction for advanced projects. The AVSE group is seeking new team members to help develop new Automated Driving capabilities. Designing an Automated Driving Systems requires several new (non-typical) features/functions to be deployed by both the Vehicle and Cloud. Successful candidates will be those who have the ability to operate in very dynamic environment and can handle a wide variety of tasks. They will be effective communicators, able to work with and pull together various work-streams throughout the company, and be willing to tackle a variety of evolving tasks.

Responsibilities will include:

Leverage a model based approach to architecting, defining, and analyzing complex systems involving a mix of hardware and controls for new Automated Vehicle technologies.

Develop core systems engineering work products for systems development including: architecture analysis, use cases, strategy, descriptive and analytical models, requirements, interface matrices, and robustness & verification work products.

Support the quality and functional safety analysis efforts (FMEAs, P-diagrams, Boundary diagrams, RCL, HARA, STPA, etc.)

Perform design verification tests on prototype vehicles or constituent systems, analyze results, provide recommendations and drive to implementation.

Perform competitive analyses and maintain knowledge of relevant emerging technologies in the automotive domain.

Lead/support cross-functional initiatives to drive solutions for the Automated Driving projects

Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. in Electrical/Mechanical/Systems Engineering, or related field

3 years of experience leveraging Systems Engineering principles

1 years’ experience in verification techniques (DVMs, Data Acquisition/Analysis)

3 years of experience working with model based design: Matlab/Simulink/StateFlow.

3 years of experience with robustness engineering principles/tools: DFMEA, P-Diagrams, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced Engineering degree in related field.

Experience with model based systems engineering: SysML/MagicDraw

Experience with Agile tools: JIRA, RALLY, etc.

Understanding of ISO26262

Possess strong written & oral communication skills

Experience working in/with large, complex organizations

Experience developing complex/distributed systems

Experience with rapid prototyping environments: dSPACE ControlDesk, MicroAutoBox, etc

Experience working with typical vehicle communication protocols/interfaces: CAN, CANFD, LIN, MOST, LVDS, Automotive Ethernet, etc.

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

18 days 4 hours ago

Ford Motor Company


Autonomous Vehicles and Controls - Systems Engineer Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, MI, United States


Location: Dearborn, MI

Company Profile:
Ford Motor Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and services vehicles, parts, and accessories worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. It markets cars, utilities, trucks, service parts, and accessories through distributors and dealers in North America, South America, Europe, Turkey, Russia, and the Asia Pacific region. This sector also sells vehicles to dealers for sale to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments, as well as provides maintenance and repair services. The Financial Services sector offers various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. This sector provides financing products, which include retail installment sale contracts for new and used vehicles; leases for new vehicles to retail customers, government entities, daily rental car companies, and fleet customers; wholesale financing that comprise loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory; loans to dealers to finance working capital, purchase dealership real estate, and other dealer vehicle program financing; and other financing products, as well as provides insurance services. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.