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Ford Motor Company ADAS Vehicle and Connected Systems Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

ADAS Vehicle and Connected Systems 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.

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

We are defining the future of the driving experience and you can be at the center of it all! In this key role, you will craft, develop and integrate vehicle subsystems, sensors and instrumentation into Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) fleet vehicles for validation testing and development. You will:

  • Utilize knowledge of connected vehicle functions, architecture and subsystems to develop methods for tracking, analyzing and monitoring connected vehicle data from the ADAS fleet

  • Develop system and subsystem level design, interfaces and specifications to support instrumentation and integration plans for future sensor/feature testing within fleet vehicles

  • Integrate and configure models and other software packages with a variety of production and other in-vehicle hardware to enable early feature-level in-vehicle verification

  • Design, install and use in-vehicle testing and data acquisition tools to assess feature performance

  • Support and coordinate root-cause analysis with internal and external suppliers to ensure accurate performance of ADAS features and associated connected vehicle data, instrumentation and data acquisition systems on fleet vehicles

  • Understand connected vehicle needs from various feature teams to be able to identify needs for future fleet and instrumentation updates

  • Investigate and integrate new remote sensing technologies, connected vehicle technologies and data collection systems to improve feature testing and validation capability

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science

  • 2+ years of experience working on automotive electronics, connected vehicle sub-systems and/or driver assistance features (e.g. Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Assist, Park Assist, etc.) using radars, cameras, LIDAR’s and/or ultrasonic sensors

  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and legally be allowed to drive in the United States

Our preferred requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Computer Science

  • Hands-on, in-vehicle experience with production ECUs/modules, sensors, instrumentation and experimental (e.g. DSpace) components

  • Understanding automotive connected vehicle architecture and associated in-vehicle subsystems

  • Knowledge of connected vehicle technology and data collection methods and processes

  • Experience with integration, installation and test validation of in-vehicle subsystems, sensors, instrumentation and data acquisition units

  • Understanding of embedded hardware and software design

  • System configuration, analysis and debugging using Vector tools (e.g. CANalyzer, CANoe, CANape, etc.) and MATLAB or equivalent

  • Experience with CAN/CAN-FD, Flexray and Ethernet networking, distributed systems, software configuration and configuration management

  • Experience developing wiring diagrams and architecting in-vehicle instrumentation systems for data acquisition, connected vehicles, sensing or feature development and validation

  • Understanding of remote sensing systems such as Radar, Lidar, Vision Cameras, GPS with maps and Vehicle to Vehicle Communications

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

  • Ability to work within a fast paced, team environment

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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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development (PD)


EESE (Electrical & Electronic Sys Engrg)