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Ford Motor Company Av Sr. Software Engineer in Detroit, Michigan


Job Title:

Av Sr. Software Engineer

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.

As a key contributor to our autonomous vehicle (AV) and electrification efforts, you can dramatically change the way the world moves. Ford is seeking visionary, highly skilled and ambitious professionals to help us create an innovative and scalable autonomous vehicle business. Join us and improve the movement of people and goods while delivering an intuitive, enjoyable and trusted experience.

What you’ll be able to do:

Are you passionate about advancing transportation-as-a-service (TaaS) for autonomous vehicles? Would you like to help build tomorrow’s self-driving ecosystem? Join us as we create scalable building block platforms based on mobility opportunities. You’ll focus on leveraging eXtreme programming and cloud technologies in the development of your full-stack software solutions. This role involves collaborating in the development of working, tested code based on proven Lean/Agile methods. You will:

  • Write production-quality code to deploy on our transportation-as-a-service solutions

  • Collaborate with multiple teams and stakeholders to develop software architecture plans

  • Play a role as a Software Anchor on a product team

  • Monitor and evaluate solution performance

  • Support and develop strong software development practices

  • Collaborate with teams working on autonomous vehicles software solutions

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

  • Ten or more years of experience in object-oriented (OO) development with Spring, Java and cloud computing (e.g., AWS, GCP, or Azure)

  • At least ten years of experience with modern databases (relational and non-relational)

Our preferred requirements:

  • Exceptional software engineering knowledge, especially OO design principles

  • Expertise in developing event driven architectures

  • Ability to build consensus among multiple stakeholders

  • Knowledge of eXtreme Programming (XP) practices including Pair/Mob programming and Test-first/Test-Driven Development (TDD)

  • Experience with Spring Cloud and deploying to cloud platforms

  • Background with Spring, RESTFUL/SOAP web services development

  • Familiarity with GitHub or similar source control repositories and build tools (e.g., Gradle)

  • Ability to work well with technical experts, product managers, UI/UX designers and business stakeholders

  • Proficiency with continuous integration/continuous delivery tools and pipelines (e.g., Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, etc.)

  • Experience with JAVA development using Eclipse or similar tooling

  • Strong communication, collaboration, analytical, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to solve unexpected problems

  • Proficiency in the development of microservices

  • Background with CA Agile Central (Rally), backlogs, iterations, user stories, or similar Agile tools

  • Experience with Lean Agile methodology

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll 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’d 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.

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company


Autonomous Vehicles

Skill Team:

Autonomous Vehicles (AV)


Autonomous Vehicles