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Ford Motor Company Automated Driving Feature Development Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Automated Driving Feature Development 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.

What you will be able to do

As a key member of a low-speed path planning and controls group within the Ford Research and Advanced Driver Assist Technology team, you will apply your creativity and ingenuity to envisioning and developing new automated and semi-automated driving features. Your efforts will specifically focus on the creation of leading-edge trailering and parking technologies. You will:

  • Build and test new low speed vehicle control algorithms to robustly operate on onboard embedded ECUs

  • Create within a design environment featuring CAE models and Simulink/Stateflow/C++ Conduct performance testing using lab/bench and in-vehicle test environments

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or Robotics

  • Two or more years of experience in a control systems environment (coursework/internship/co-op allowed)

Our preferred requirements

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or Robotics

  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills

  • Experience developing control algorithms using Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow, etc.

  • Solid background in classical and modern controls

  • dSPACE experience for rapid control prototyping

  • Development/tuning experience creating control system algorithms

  • Expertise with C/C++ Knowledge of remote sensing systems (e.g., RADARs, Cameras, LIDARs, GPS, etc.)

  • CAE background with CarSim or other vehicle dynamics modeling software

  • Vehicle network (CAN and CANalyzer/CANape) experience

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.

Visa sponsorship may be 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.

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company


Autonomous Vehicles

Skill Team:

Research & Advanced Engineering (R&A)


Research & Advanced Engrg