Ford Motor Company Switch Module Core Software Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Switch Module Core Software Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

Switch Module Core Software Engineer:

Ford is seeking to hire a person with embedded software knowledge. The candidate will be responsible for the software in a Switch component module. This means that they would have a detailed knowledge of the functional specification, conduct design review, help resolve vehicle/bread board issues.

The candidate will interface several functional areas to ensure the software being developed for the Switch module performs to customer expectation and Ford requirements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide Software project management and technical support to the Switch D&R Team.

  • Translate project/product requirements and identify/determine feature and functional requirements/specifications.

  • Resolve issues and/or ambiguities found in specifications during the vehicle development cycle.

  • Work with the FSS software team explaining software requirements.

  • Work with Ford D&R and supplier to align commodity to NetCom, Diagnostics and Functional Safety requirements.

  • Generate functional specifications

  • Review supplier’s software issue list, and ensure exceptions/limitations are well understood and communicated to program team prior to each vehicle build/SW release event

  • Work with suppliers to perform containment review and risk assessment to ensure robust implementation of software issues found during development and production

  • Review supplier's SW development plan, SW architecture documentation, traceability between software work products/releases, and supplier's test plan & test results, etc.

  • Verify that software deliverables align with vehicle program timing and EESE process to ensure supplier software quality launch

  • Conduct software design review with Suppliers in accordance with Ford Product Development and Central Software processes

  • Attend/Support Commodity PATs; support vehicle launch (as needed)

  • Continuously improve software process by enhancing requirements based on lessons learned

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

  • 4+ years of engineering work experience and an understanding of embedded hardware and software design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of embedded hardware and software design

  • Project Management experience

  • Knowledge of control theory and algorithm design

  • Knowledge and experience with Automotive Safety Standards (i.e. ISO 26262) and Software development standards/processes (i.e. SPICE, CMMI)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products

  • Teamcenter VSEM, JIRA, and Github experience desired.

  • Familiarity with CANalyzer, AutoSar, and Functional Safety desired.

  • Working understanding of CAN and LIN vehicle networks.

  • Experience in Matlab Simulink

  • Experience in working with, and / or for, an Electronic Control Manufacturer is desirable

  • Would consider less than five years of experience, if the candidate has a demonstrated working knowledge of the subject matter.

  • Demonstrates good leadership behaviors

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines.

  • Ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment pertaining to operating procedures and projects.

  • Mindset of Continuous Improvement

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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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

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Product Development