Ford Motor Company Chassis Embedded Software Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Chassis Embedded Software Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.

Do you have an interest in Chassis Controls Systems and Software? Here is an opportunity to drive the latest prototype vehicles while creating and developing Chassis controls for driver assistance and performance related features. This Ford embedded software engineer position involves a mix of theory, computer simulation, and in-vehicle testing. Upcoming projects will continue to push the envelope on Driver Assistance and Autonomous Vehicle Technologies!

We are seeking an experienced Embedded Software Engineer, in our Dearborn, Michigan location.


  • Develop in-house software interface specification requirements and design verification plans

  • Generate in-house software via TargetLink “c” code generator

  • Integrate Chassis feature software into base Chassis software

  • Execute software development builds

  • Work closely with tier-1 supplier to integrate ford in-house software

  • Ensure configuration management process is implemented and consistently followed.

  • Develop software validation tools using CANape and Matlab/Simulink

  • Perform software functional validation testing on bench (MIL/SIL/HIL)

  • Work closely with Chassis feature and system engineers to resolve in-house feature issues

  • Support HIL development

  • Release production level feature software to system supplier

  • Innovate and Develop new processes and tools to improve productivity

  • Innovate new Chassis control or Driver Assistance features

  • Develop processes and tools to improve Chassis embedded software development productivity

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Embedded Systems or a related field

  • 3 years of software development/coding experience

  • 2 years’ experience of developing software requirements

  • 2 years’ experience using Matlab/Simulink

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field

  • 2 years’ experience in Engineering role for Chassis systems (Steering, Brakes, Suspension)

  • Experience using “C” code applications

  • 2 years of controls system and state machine development experience

  • Experience applying Systems Engineering

  • Familiarity with Vector CANAPE and dSPACE Controls Desk, TargetLink

  • Troubleshooting experience with electro-mechanical systems

  • Experience with Software Configuration Management Systems (e.g. Git, ClearCase)

  • Experience with Software Standards (e.g. MISRA-C)

  • Experience developing and executing test plans

  • Experience using Static Code Verification Testing and Analysis tools (e.g. Polyspace)

  • Experience with HDL and FPGA programming

  • Experience applying engineering disciplines for failure mode avoidance

  • Familiarity with ISO-26262

  • Demonstrated proficiency with CAN communication and databases

  • Experience developing software requirements

  • Experience developing “C” code applications

  • Good communications and project management skills

  • Strong leadership skills, passion for quality, passion to improve customer satisfaction

  • Good team work skills

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.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.

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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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development


Chassis Engrg