Ford Motor Company Vision Software Engineer – Driver Assist Technologies in Dearborn, Michigan
Vision Software Engineer – Driver Assist Technologies
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
Our Driver Assistance Technology (DAT) team is creating innovative solutions that make smarter vehicles and incredible driving experiences possible. We are designing and developing hardware and software that provide best-in-class behavior for driver assistance features at all levels of the SAE autonomy scale. Our exciting work demands top-tier technology professionals who can play a key role in the development of sensors, ECUs, models, and software. Are you intrigued by the chance to develop new mobility features, implement them through feature models and integrate them into a central active safety ECU? We have the opportunity for you! You will:
Lead the software development and implementation of algorithms related to imaging, image processing and vision
Take ownership of algorithm models
Develop C++ based embedded software
Deliver high-quality embedded feature software solutions for active safety ECU’s
Leverage knowledge of sensor system interactions to identify performance improvement opportunities and trade-offs
Lead the development of software designs, FMEAs, robustness disciplines and DVP
Understand the performance requirements for the sensing system
Establish feature models to operate with the sensor performance envelope
Establish procedures to verify performance both quantitatively and qualitatively
Work with our Hardware-in-the-Loop Team to establish test procedures to reduce dependence on vehicle-level testing
Support sign-off of software functionality, performance and overall quality
The minimum requirements we seek
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science
Four or more years of experience with software development in C and/or C++ (coursework/internship/co-op allowed)
At least four years of experience designing/testing embedded systems for high-performance, high-reliability computing applications (coursework/internship/co-op allowed)
Two or more years of imaging, image processing and/or computer vision experience supporting active safety features (coursework/internship/co-op allowed)
Our preferred requirements
Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science
Experience mapping image processing algorithms to hardware (e.g., DSP, SIMD, NEON, GPU, FPGA, etc.)
Knowledge of ISP algorithms, human vision systems and image quality metrics
Background with open source vision, sensor fusion and machine learning frameworks (e.g., OpenCV, ROS, Tensorflow, PyTorch, Caffe2, scikit-learn, etc.)
Experience simulating vision/Lidar sensors for algorithm training, validation and testing
Expertise in the design and development of vision applications
Understanding of Python, ipython and jupyter notebooks
Experience with Git, Github, Jira, Agile, Misra C\C++, ISO 26262
Proficiency with control algorithm development using Matlab, Simulink, etc.
Solid experience with software architecture and modular application development with model/software
Proven embedded experience developing production algorithms
At least one year of experience as an applications engineer for active safety systems (e.g., ACC, AEB, LKA, TJA, Collision Avoidance, etc.)
Background developing/conducting laboratory and vehicle tests
Familiarity with data collection/analysis of active safety sensor systems
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.
By choice, 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.
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