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Ford Motor Company AV Simulation Engineer in Ann Arbor, Michigan


Job Title:

AV Simulation 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.

What you’ll be able to do:

We are seeking a diligent, detail-driven professional to provide vital expertise in support of our autonomous vehicle simulation activities. We are looking to apply engineering principles, analytical techniques, and emerging technology to optimize our efforts in quality and efficiency. This involves building and maintaining the tools to explore the interaction between automated vehicles and the world around them and developing solutions in conjunction with all areas of the autonomous vehicle team. You will:

  • Develop simulations of automated vehicles interacting in complex 3D virtual environments

  • Develop virtual data sets for perception machine learning and algorithm development.

  • Model and evaluate different types of sensors and locations.

  • Develop automated, closed-loop scenario testing, noise analysis, and validation processes.

  • Create solutions for improved realism and performance.

  • Collaborate with a diverse group of team members in a wide range of subject areas including Perception, Robotics, Control Engineering, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Vehicle Dynamics, Localization, Routing, Mapping, Sensing, Software, etc.

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering,

  • 2 + years experience programming in C++ 1+ year with Python

  • 1 + year experience working with Unreal or Unity.

Our preferred requirements:

  • Significant experience programming Unreal Engine using both C++ and Blueprints.

  • Experience with CARLA

  • 1 + year experience with 2D/3D graphics algorithms or computer vision.

  • 1 + year experience developing in a Linux, GitHub, Docker, bash environment

  • Knowledge of the internal architecture of Unreal Engine and its rendering pipeline

  • Experience with game development, shader development, and performance optimization methods

  • Significant experience with computer vision, 2D and 3D graphics, transformations, projections, image rendering, multi-camera geometry, coordinate frames.

  • Experience with techniques like photogrammetry, procedural and other environment generation.

  • Experience using Max, Blender, CAD tools, or similar for modelling, asset creation, rigging, and animation

  • Experience with machine learning, deep learning, GANs, CNNs, and related techniques

  • Experience setting up inter-process communication using methods such as UDP, TCP/IP, DDS, ROS, and shared memory

  • Experience using/modeling sensing systems such as cameras, radar, lidar, GPS, IMUs

  • Experience with exchange formats such as OpenDrive, OpenScenario, and other tools such as SUMO, CARSIM, etc.

  • Experience with working in team-based projects across multiple disciplines

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 is Available

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.

GSR – https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-2.pdf

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company


Autonomous Vehicles

Skill Team:

Autonomous Vehicles (AV)


Autonomous Vehicles




Ann Arbor