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Ford Motor Company DAT Camera System Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

DAT Camera System 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

Are you ready to join a dynamic group of engineers striving to find new ways to further technology in the context of making drivers’ lives easier and safer? We are responsible for features today that use sensors, which will bring autonomy tomorrow. We are responsible for both existing and future technologies in the driver assistance area, using cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors, as well as powerful ECUs with advanced processing capability and machine vision, to deliver new features for our customers. We are delivering systems that assist our customers in their commutes every day, while acting as a stepping-stone towards full autonomy. You will:

  • Lead the system engineering effort for the camera system including the requirements documents per the company’s System Engineering process

  • Support the model development of new camera based driver assistance features

  • Support the feature owners in the development of Feature specifications, FMEAs, robustness disciplines and Design Verification Plans for advanced camera features

  • Own the camera system interfaces and develop interface requirements through all affected parties (e.g. Vehicle engineering, core, D&R engineering, etc.) of affected subsystems/components

  • Own feature description and communicate to vehicle teams /feature planning and marketing

  • Support HMI strategy development with HMI and Ergonomics

  • Support the HMI strategy implementation into components (e.g. Switches, Instrument cluster displays, Center Stack displays, haptic feedbacks, other indicators, etc.) and support the approval process through appropriate governing bodies

  • Understand the performance requirements for the cameras - both as a visual image and as a sensor - and establish procedures to verify performance both quantitatively and subjectively

  • Understand system interactions in terms of vehicle dynamics to identify possible improvements and trade-offs

  • Identify changes needed to improve performance and meet objectives

  • Establish Feature objectives and ensure system operation to meet the objectives through structured component, sub-system and system level test methodologies

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Computer Science

  • 2+ years of experience with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)

  • 1+ year of experience using Matlab, Simulink, dSpace and/or Vector CAN tools (coursework/internship/co-op experience allowed)

Our preferred requirements

  • 1+ year of writing vehicle, system, feature and/or component specifications

  • 1+ year of writing Design Verification Methods for driver assistance features

  • Knowledge of camera based driver assistance systems

  • Experience with Control algorithm development

  • Familiarity with driver assistance algorithms (e.g. Object Detection, path planning, etc.)

  • Experience developing and conducting laboratory and vehicle tests

  • Experience with data collection and analysis of camera systems

  • Experience with design and development of image processing or similar digital signal processing applications

  • Familiarity with functional safety and ISO 26262

  • Familiarity with FMVSS 111

  • Experience with structured problem solving methodologies (e.g. 8Ds, 6-Sigma, Shainin, etc.)

  • Program Management and/or Design and Release experience in automotive electronic module development

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.

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.

For information on Ford’s benefits and compensation, click here: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021- benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development (PD)


EESE (Electrical & Electronic Sys Engrg)