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Ford Motor Company Core Product Development Functional Safety Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Core Product Development Functional Safety Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

Ford has identified a need to increase its core competency in the area of functional safety. This need is driven by Ford's desire to be a leader in delivering technologies that allow our vehicles to provide industry-leading user experiences. These technologies span the breadth of the vehicle, including infotainment, lighting, entry & exit, occupant comfort, vehicle dynamic control, active safety, and driver assistance systems. Only by ensuring that these complex technologies are designed for functional safety from the start, will Ford deliver the highest quality products.

You will be a key team member of an exciting team leading functional safety activities in Product Development, working with technology subject matter experts to conduct functional safety analysis using efficient model based systems engineering (MBSE / SysML) tools. Working with global teams to design simple and safe systems that bring advanced distributed technology from research in to production.


  • Work with cross-functional and global teams within Product Development including research and advanced engineering to conduct ISO 26262 functional safety analysis of challenging new and carry-over technology, including infotainment, active safety, and automated technologies

  • Be a subject matter expert in Ford ISO 26262 processes, methods, tools, and information (formal and on the job training will be provided)

  • Results in becoming a technical functional safety and systems engineering key resource in Product Development

  • Be a leader in creating and continuously improving innovative, simple and safe advanced system designs. Work with other functional safety engineers to complete foundational and future functional safety analysis

  • Work with other Functional Safety Engineers to create globally common safety ratings and methods, and help to accelerate global adoption of SysML based functional safety analysis at Ford

  • Results in moving fast and continuously innovating great systems engineering in to key technology at Ford

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • 2+ years of experience with in Systems Engineering (coursework allowed)

  • 1+ year of experience with Functional Safety related concepts (coursework allowed)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering

  • Strong student with employment / extracurricular activities during college or 5 years’ experience demonstrating leadership in Systems Engineering or hardware architecture design

  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment

  • Ability to work within a diverse team

  • Interest in the automotive industry

  • Working knowledge of electrical/electronic systems and software fundamentals

  • Working knowledge and experience in Systems Engineering or Systems Thinking

  • Experience producing clear written technical communications

  • Experience designing system, software, or electronic hardware architectures

  • Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, team building, and communication skills

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.

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.

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

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Product Development


Product Development