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Ford Motor Company ADAS Parking Feature Attribute Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

ADAS Parking Feature Attribute Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking and User Experience methods, you will work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We are seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies and more!

What you will be able to do

As part of our vision to revolutionize the driving experience, our Vehicle Architecture and Engineering Organization is creating state-of-the-art vehicle-level driver assist technologies such as adaptive cruise control, pro trailer backup assist, active park assist, intelligent lighting, pre-collision assist with AEB, Ford Co-Pilot 360 and other SAE Level 2/3 autonomous technologies.

As an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Parking Feature Attribute Engineer, you will play a key role in achieving and exceeding customer expectations. You will develop and implement feature requirements and specifications at a system and sub-system level and validate them according to the systems engineering model. Collaborating with research engineers, user experience teams, designers, hardware and software developers, you will define, develop and verify customer-facing attributes and performance capabilities. You will also develop new verification methods and work with vehicle, hardware-in-the-loop, model-in-the-loop and other advanced testing methodologies to validate your feature. You will:

  • Define and document the vehicle-level acceptance criteria for ADAS features

  • Lead/support the development of verification plans and verification methods

  • Collaborate with global functional partners to meet system and vehicle level performance requirements

  • Cascade system-level requirements to functional partners

  • Drive the development and sign-off of ADAS features

  • Support feature calibration studies

  • Develop MATLAB and CAN tools for data collection and analysis

  • Leverage HiL and CAE methods for feature calibration and performance verification

  • Plan and execute real-world evaluations of ADAS features via vehicle/HIL/virtual testing

  • Identify system problems and issues

  • Coordinate root-cause analysis with internal functions and external suppliers

  • Benchmark competitors and monitor public domain requirements

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science

  • One or more years of experience in developing Driver Assistance Features domain using radars, cameras, lidars, ultrasonic sensors and/or other related vehicle systems (e.g., body, electrical, chassis, powertrain)

Our preferred requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Mechatronics, Software, Systems, Product Development) or Computer Science

  • Familiarity with actuators and control systems

  • Experience applying Systems Engineering principles

  • Knowledge of robotic verification and testing methods

  • Expertise in solving problems with electromechanical systems

  • Understanding of differential GPS equipment

  • Experience using automotive interfaces (e.g., CAN, CANFD, Autosar, Auto-Ethernet, etc.)

  • Experience using Vector CANape, CANalyzer and dSPACE Controls Desk or similar tools

  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink

  • Understanding of verification techniques (e.g., design verification methods, vehicle data acquisition/analysis)

  • Experience with virtual validation methods (e.g., HIL/MIL/SIL)

  • Strong leadership, communication, interpersonal and project management skills

  • Unyielding passion for quality and customer satisfaction

  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team

What you will receive in return

As part of the Ford family, you will enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You will also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

By choice, we are 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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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development (PD)


Vehicle Engineering