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Ford Motor Company 2020-2021 Autonomous Vehicles Exploratory Test Engineer -- Taas Co-op in Detroit, Michigan


Job Title:

2020-2021 Autonomous Vehicles Exploratory Test Engineer -- Taas Co-op

Job Description & Qualifications:

While others are taking a technology-first approach, Ford AV LLC is putting people first. We are building a self-driving business ecosystem that is purpose-designed from the outset. Ford’s AV strategy is different because we are designing, testing and operating an ecosystem today that is fit for the purpose of our AV business model in the future.

The Exploratory Test Engineer will be embedded into a Ford Autonomous Vehicle TaaS (Transportation as a Service) software development team to provide feedback on software quality. This role will play a vital part in driving the quality and velocity of Ford AV TaaS’s software development efforts. The Exploratory Test Engineer will define and execute test designs in weekly iterations, maintain and execute test charters, maintain automated tests, and contribute to the growth of Ford AV TaaS’s Exploratory Testing practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains the exploratory test charter as the product develops over time

  • Aligns testing efforts with an iterative development process

  • Maintain product expertise and use product knowledge to define the testing approach

  • Collaborate with team members to refine the product backlog items

  • Reporting defects to team members and log them within a backlog management tool

  • Contribute to the maintenance of continuous integration pipelines

  • Recording test results and creating summarized reports

  • Participation in daily and weekly agile ceremonies

  • Work with functional teams to analyze and identify automation test cases, identify test data requirement for automation

  • Interact with application teams to discuss automation scope and design

  • Support development of automation test plans and test strategies. Provide inputs where needed.

  • Hands on experience using automation using tools such as Selenium, EarlGrey, or similar tools

  • Hands on experience using Postman or similar tools to test Services (Web API/Json/REST)

  • Assist with building and grooming of a product backlog.

  • Working closely with the Product Manager to ensure backlog is ready and actionable.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in either a bachelor’s degree or Master program in computer science, Computer Engineering or related field.

  • Candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Ability to complete a 3+ month assignment

  • Understanding services-based architecture and web-based APIs running REST protocols

  • Working knowledge of the software development lifecycle and Agile Extreme Programming development methodology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and presentation skills for interacting with software development team members and clients.

  • Hands on experience with Postman including test automation features

  • Ability to work with Developers to analyze features and create testing approaches

  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to manage large workload, while producing quality work in a fast-pace environment with interruptions and deadlines.

  • Independent learner who gets up to speed quickly on development technologies.

  • Proficiency with PC's and Macs to include knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), maintaining databases and generating tracking reports.

The distance between imagination and …. Creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. And, it can be a road you start traveling right now. When you join Ford Motor Company, your journey begins. You 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.

Visa may be 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.

Auto req ID:



Autonomous Vehicles

Skill Team:

Autonomous Vehicles (AV)


Autonomous Vehicles