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Ford Motor Company Supervisor – AI/ML Framework and Applications in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Supervisor – AI/ML Framework and Applications

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

Ford’s Driver Assistance Technology (DAT) team designs and develops software to deliver Best in Class features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Cross Traffic Alert, Active Park Assist and 360 Degree Camera. We are seeking a seasoned professional who can successfully lead a team in the embedded software domain to deliver new and innovative features based on artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. You will:

  • Lead a team of engineers in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) domain to develop the AI/ML framework and associated applications that will support Ford’s next generation of best in class features

  • Work with multi-functional teams across the Research and Advanced Engineering, DAT and Perception and Software Platform teams to define, develop and deliver an all new embedded AI/ML framework in a high performance compute environment

  • Own and manage the architecture and deployment of the vision pipeline, including image processing, to support AI/ML based functions

  • Ensure the AI/ML framework supports future needs (e.g. data collection, data analysis and annotation, model development, training, monitoring, continuous improvement of AI/ML models, etc.)

  • Collect feature needs from the enterprise and develop new AI/ML techniques to deliver those features and functions

  • Work closely with the DAT and Perception foundational and feature software teams to ensure AI/ML content is successfully integrated into the embedded high performance compute environment

  • Lead interface with third party SOC and tool chain suppliers

  • Work with third party suppliers to develop infrastructure and tools needed to deliver new embedded AI/ML content

  • Find the best balance between in house developed and third party components

  • Lead the development of high level designs, detailed designs and implementation for AI/ML framework and feature models

  • Ensure full traceability and approve all documentation for AI/ML designs

  • Lead all issue resolution associated with the AI/ML framework and feature models

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science

  • 10+ years of experience in embedded software development, with 5+ years working in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and/or Machine Learning (ML) domain

  • 5+ years of experience leading a team of 10 or more engineers across multiple locations

  • 5+ years of experience in AI/ML model development and training

  • 5+ years of experience in software architecture and framework development

  • 5+ years of experience working in a fully agile software development framework

Our preferred requirements

  • Demonstrated successful delivery of software to a production program

  • Strong understanding of data analysis techniques and annotation methods and tools

  • Demonstrated experience successfully working closely with multiple third parties on software development projects

  • Comfortable and successful in presenting to Chief Engineers and Directors

  • Demonstrated planning, presentation and written skills

  • Demonstrated successful vehicle product launch and delivery experience

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.

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-LL6-sal-plan-1.pdf

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development (PD)


EESE (Electrical & Electronic Sys Engrg)