Ford Motor Company Active Park Assist Feature Development in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Active Park Assist Feature Development

Job Description & Qualifications:

The Driver Assistance area is growing within Ford. We are responsible for features today that use the sensors which will bring autonomy tomorrow. We are a dynamic group of engineers striving to find new ways to further technology in the context of making drivers’ lives easier and safer. We are responsible for both existing and future technologies in the driver assistance area, using cameras, radar, and ultrasonic sensors, as well as powerful ECUs with advanced processing capability and machine vision, to deliver new features for our customers. We are delivering systems that assist our customers in their commutes every day, while acting as a stepping stone towards full autonomy.

Position Duties:

  • Lead with tier 1 supplier the feature design, development and model development of the Active Park Assist (APA) feature

  • Lead with tier 1 the development of specifications, FMEAs, robustness disciplines and Design Verification Plans for APA

  • Lead feature development. Own feature interfaces and develop interface requirements through all affected parties (Vehicle engineering, core and D&R engineering) of affected subsystems/components. Own feature description and communicate to vehicle teams /feature planning and marketing.

  • Support HMI strategy development with HMI and Ergonomics

  • Understand the performance requirements for APA and establish procedures to verify performance

  • Understand system interactions in terms of vehicle dynamics to identify possible improvements and trade-offs. Identify changes needed to improve performance and meet objectives

  • Establish Feature objectives and ensure system operation to meet the objectives through structured component, sub-system, and system level test methodologies

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Aerospace, Computer Engineering, Mechanical with Electronic background) or Computer Science

  • 1-year experience with Ultrasonic based driver assistance systems Course work allowed)

  • 1-year experience with Control algorithm development (Course work allowed)

  • 1-year experience using Matlab, Simulink, dSpace, and/or Vector CAN tools (Course work allowed)

Preferred Experience:

  • 1+ year of writing vehicle, system, feature or component specifications

  • 1+ year of writing Design Verification Methods for driver assistance features

  • Familiarity with driver assistance algorithms like Object Detection, path planning, occupancy maps, …

  1. Knowledge of camera, radar, and ultrasonic senor technologies
  • Experience developing and conducting laboratory and vehicle tests

  • Experience with data collection and analysis of driver assistance systems

  • Experience with design and development of digital signal processing applications

  • Experience with functional safety and ISO 26262

  • Experience with structured problem solving methodologies (8Ds, 6-Sigma, Shainin,..)

  • Program Management and/or Design and Release experience in automotive electronic module development

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.

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