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Ford Motor Company Software Engineer – Object Detection & Tracking – Autonomous Vehicles in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Software Engineer – Object Detection & Tracking – Autonomous Vehicles

Job Description & Qualifications:

Job description:

Software Engineer – Object Detection & Tracking – Autonomous Vehicles positions offered by Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI) Design and implement computer and sensor architectures and interfaces. Perform system integration of data acquisition and data processing for a variety of sensors, including camera, lidar, radar, ultrasonics, etc. Develop algorithms for object detection and tracking, potentially including multi-sensor fusion, object detection, classification, and simultaneous tracking of multiple objects through complex scenes. Employ machine learning techniques on labeled sensor data to develop fault resistant approaches to object detection, tracking and classification. Perform code optimization to migrate prototype algorithms to automotive/embedded systems and/or parallelization via GPU architectures. Perform Hardware-in-the-loop, software simulation, and in-vehicle experimentation for algorithm and software validation.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a master's or foreign equivalent degree in electrical engineering, robotics, mathematics or a related field

  • 3 years of experience in the position offered or 3 years of experience developing and implementing algorithms in at least two of the following areas: image processing, remote sensing, signal processing, object detection/classification, sensor fusion, model-based estimation techniques or target tracking

  • 3 years of experience performing software development in C, C++ or MATLAB.

  • In lieu of a master's degree and 3 years of experience, employer will accept a bachelor's or foreign equivalent degree and 5 years of experience as stated.

  • 2 years of experience developing machine learning, including convolutional neural networks, reinforcement learning and recurrent neural networks for safety critical systems.

Join our team as we create tomorrow!We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we’re Built Ford Tough. We’re one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

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.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

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Ford Motor Company


Scientific Research/Envir Engr

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Research & Advanced Engineering (R&A)


Research & Advanced Engrg