Ford Motor Company Fleet Telematics Engineer (FTE) in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Fleet Telematics Engineer (FTE)

Job Description & Qualifications:

As a Fleet Telematics Engineer at Ford Motor Company (FMC), you will provide technical insight and expertise to our vehicle engineering teams, internal and external customers with the goal to create products to meet critical vehicle connectivity needs. You will work closely with our Fleet Telematics and Usage Based Insurance (UBI) product owners to create sustainable value from connected vehicle data. Your work will define the vehicle data based products for our Fleet and Retail UBI customers allowing FMC to drive value for our customers and stakeholders. Lastly, you will be part of a growing team focused on providing 100% connectivity to all our products to make the connected future a reality. This position is located in Dearborn, MI.


  • Work with cross-functional teams to translate business requirements into design requirements for telematics solutions across all Ford/Lincoln vehicles.

  • Work collaboratively with existing feature and component teams to ensure existing work stream deliverables are not impacted by new designs.

  • Work collaboratively with existing and future architecture elements (both on-vehicle and off) to deliver solutions that are extensible.

  • Manage the messaging for CAN related signals, Diagnostic requests, Modem to Service Delivery Network communications required to meet requested business requirements.

  • Manage, coordinate, and communicate the timing for requested changes to the business partners, B2B customers, cross-functional teams and the internal subsystems required to deliver new feature capabilities.

  • Ensure that the development of features are done using reliability and robustness disciplines.

  • Ensure the verification of the design to confirm its’ meeting your requirements, and validate that the design meets the business requirements.

  • Matrix reporting relationship with business team.

  • Work closely with Ford Commercial Solutions product team to support telematics software development.

  • Focus on customer feedback to understand value opportunities to develop prioritization.

  • Develop agile / rapid prototype capability to support weekly software iteration.

Required Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics or related fields.

  • 2+ years’ experience in product / solution delivery.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of Vehicle networking experience with an understanding of CAN messaging/signals as well as Electronic Module diagnostics capabilities to read DIDs/PIDs.

  • 1+ year of experience designing products using reliability and robustness disciplines such as FMEA and 6 Sigma.

  • Systems/Subsystems experience

  • Motivated and self-starter

  • Ability to communicate effectively with business users and IT professionals including globally distributed teams; the ability to adjust communications appropriately for the audience; work with all levels of management and diverse work groups.

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.

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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