Ford Motor Company Enhanced Gateway & Connectivity Core Engineer – Early Applications in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Enhanced Gateway & Connectivity Core Engineer – Early Applications

Job Description & Qualifications:

The Enhanced Central Gateway Core team is part of Ford's In Vehicle Infotainment and Connectivity organization and is responsible for the development and integration of an all new electronic control module which serves as a network gateway and delivers new and advanced connected vehicle features and functions.

The core engineer responsible for early applications would work with vehicle programs during early phases of development to manage cost, packaging, and other program deliverables during those early milestones. The engineer would hand off each program to the Applications organization at a specific program gateway prior to launch. The engineer would also support feature planning activities, including support of planning forums and early feature development resource assessments.

Position Duties: ­­­­­­­­­

  • Lead overall application engineering of the Enhanced Central Gateway (ECG) module during early vehicle program milestones.

  • Manage program assumptions, cost, packaging, sourcing, and other program related activities in the early stages of the program.

  • Work with program teams to identify the best package location and mounting method for ECG as early as possible.

  • Ensure smooth and successful hand-off of each program from Core to Applications, and provide support to Applications team after the transition.

  • Lead releasing activities for ECG core hardware/software.

  • Work with Planning, Connected Vehicles & Services, Program Teams, and hardware/software development teams to assess new feature requests and quantify resource needs to support those features.

  • Support feature prioritization for ECG.

  • Support financial unit milestone deliverables.

Required Qualifications :

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

  • 3+ years of design and release experience in an electrical discipline

  • 3+ years of demonstrated project management experience in an automotive setting

Preferred Experience:

  • 5+ years of design and release experience in an electrical discipline

  • Demonstrated experience in the Infotainment and/or Telematics areas

  • Experience with CAN networking and a strong understanding of automotive electrical architectures.

  • Experience with Bill of Material management, Part Releasing, Device Transmittal development, and Cost process management.

  • Experience in managing a tier 1 supplier or 3rd party purchased service provider.

  • Experience packaging electronic modules in vehicle.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and with cross functional global teams

  • Working knowledge of Agile software development processes (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, etc.)

  • Independent worker and capable of delivering multiple project commitments concurrently

  • Broad interpersonal skills allowing a wide range of interface with vehicle product development / subsystem engineers and cross-functional teams (planning, marketing, IT, etc.) and suppliers

  • Experience with automotive feature development and test.

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 is 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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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

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Product Development


EESE (Electrical & Electronic Sys Engrg)