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Ford Motor Company DAT2.X 3D Trailer View Feature Development in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

DAT2.X 3D Trailer View Feature Development

Job Description & Qualifications:

The Driver Assistance area is growing within Ford. We are responsible for features today that use the sensors which will bring autonomy tomorrow. We are a multifaceted 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 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.


  • Lead with Tier 1 supplier the feature design, development and model development of new camera based driver assistance features

  • Lead with Tier 1 the development of Feature specifications, FMEAs, robustness disciplines and Design Verification Plans for advanced camera features

  • Lead feature development. Own feature interfaces and develop interface requirements through all affected parties (Vehicle engineering, core and D&R engineering) 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 (Switches/Instrument cluster displays, Center Stack displays, haptic feedbacks, other indicators) 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

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related degree

  • 1+ year of experience with camera and/or radar based driver assistance systems

  • 1+ year of experience with Control algorithm development (coursework/internship/co-op experience allowed)

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

  • 1+ year of experience writing vehicle, system, feature or component specifications (coursework/internship/co-op experience allowed)

Preferred Experience

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

  • Familiarity with driver assistance algorithms like Object Detection, path planning, occupancy maps

  • Knowledge of camera, radar, and ultrasonic senor technologies

  • Experience developing and conducting laboratory and vehicle tests

  • Experience with data collection and analysis of driver assistance systems

  • Experience with design and development of digital signal processing applications

  • Experience with functional safety and ISO 26262

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

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

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.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

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 (PD)