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Ford Motor Company AV Electronic Module D&R Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

AV Electronic Module D&R 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.

We are seeking outstanding candidates to join our growing Autonomous Vehicle (AV) business team! AVs are an important part of Ford’s future, and we are looking for the best and brightest. The role will require critical thinking, problem-solving capabilities, and a “get it done” attitude to help make strategic decisions that will enable Ford to be a leader in autonomy, connectivity, mobility, analytics and customer experience.

What you’ll be able to do:

As a member of our Autonomous Vehicle team, you will contribute to and lead projects related to:

  • Lead Design and Release work for Autonomous Vehicle Sensing components and automotive electronic control modules. Provide cost efficient and quality parts on time, ownership and governance of component specific robustness quality documentations.

  • Develop and release AV Sensing components/ modules technical documentation: ESOW, Engineering Specifications, System Design Specification requirements, EMC test Plan, DFMEA, DVP&R, SCCAF, etc…

  • Lead and Perform Failure Mode Avoidance and Functional Safety analyses to examine potential failure modes and design suitable prevention strategies

  • Lead the Software integration of multiple features and functions, both Ford and supplier owned

  • Conduct Technical Design Reviews collaborating with Ford core activities and supplier engineering (software, hardware, mechanical, etc..).

  • Provide support to Electrical Distribution System team, submit related E/E information: Design Transmittal, specification, electrical diagram. Participate in compatibility reviews. Support breadboard activities.

  • Lead development and execution of Ford Corporate requirements for AV components. Reconcile Ford Corporate requirements for AV sensing sensors and modules; Release to Ford FEDE system AV components and subsystems applicable requirements.

  • Support Ford Supplier Technical Assistance team activities to assess supplier quality and manufacturing capabilities.

  • Support Vehicle Operation activities to determine appropriated assembly and testing processes.

  • Support the packing and integration of a AV Sensing component/ modules on various programs.

  • Collaborate with other engineers, Vehicle Engineering, suppliers and management to ensure compliance with required specifications and critical decisions are made efficiently.

  • Occasional travel to Suppliers to resolve design and development issues and to Assembly plants to support build.

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field

  • Five or more years of experience in Design and Release of E/E components

  • Two or more years of experience in Automotive Electrical / Electronic components module design

  • At least one year of experience in Failure Mode Avoidance analysis, Automotive E/E Requirements, EMC principals and Design Verifications.

Our preferred requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field

  • Automotive Electronic Control Modules and Sensors Design and Development experience is a plus.

  • Be familiar with ED&T, ESOW, Attachment C/3, To4, 5D/8D processes.

  • Strong knowledge of E/E Systems and how E/E components interface with the other vehicle systems desired.

  • A specialist at analyzing and resolving sophisticated issues.

  • Ability to collaborate with multi-functional teams and champion issue resolution to get the job done.

  • Outstanding supplier relationship skills to coach and lead suppliers as required.

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and project management skills.

  • Ability to quickly learn the job (with mentoring from others), and then be able to self-lead the D&R Application work AV Sensing component/ modules on Programs.

  • Experience with packaging electronic modules and components in vehicles desired.

  • Motivation to bring new technologies from concept to production in a short time period.

  • CAD packaging experience and/or experience in CATIA and Team Center is a plus.

  • Ability to travel, as necessary.

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