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Ford Motor Company DAT Core Systems Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

DAT Core Systems 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 a key member of our Safety Electronics team, you will help design and develop hardware and functional models that provide best-in-class behavior for features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, cross traffic alert, active park assist and 360 camera systems. You will leverage your background in driver assistance technologies to focus on the development of interface specifications, functional safety analysis, cyber security and systems modeling for many of our DAT features/functions. You will:

  • Drive the design, development and Functional Safety (FuSa) model creation for new ADAS features in support of Ford feature owners

  • Lead the development of Feature specifications, FMEAs, robustness disciplines and DVP

  • Understand the performance requirements for the sensing system, establish feature model to operate with the sensor performance envelop and establish procedures to verify performance both quantitatively and subjectively

  • Understand FuSa sensor-system interactions in terms of vehicle dynamics to identify possible improvements and trade-offs, identifying changes needed to improve performance and meet objectives

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

  • Work with the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Team to establish CAE procedures to reduce dependence on vehicle level testing

  • Closely coordinate with feature development engineers to support execution of design verification plans to ensure proper feature-level performance

  • Support Sign-off of Feature Level performance per a given vehicle

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science

  • 3+ years of experience with product development (internship/co-op experience allowed)

  • 1+ year of experience with engineering specification development (internship/co-op experience allowed)

  • 1+ year of experience with embedded hardware and/or software design (internship/co-op experience allowed)

Our preferred requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Understanding of FMEA, DVPR, EMC and environmental testing

  • Experience with computer vision and tracking of humans/pedestrians

  • Experience with the development of automotive sensors (e.g. cameras, radars, etc.) and ECU’s

  • Experience reviewing, categorizing and analyzing field data to determine error states/failure modes

  • Experience developing system specifications, conducting technical design reviews, working with interfacing functional organizations and verification/validation methods for DAT features/functions

  • Software engineering and algorithm development experience

  • Development time in any language (e.g. C, C++, Python, Matlab, etc.)

  • Developing and conducting laboratory and vehicle tests

  • Data collection and analysis

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.

For information on Ford’s benefits and compensation, click here: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021- benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development (PD)