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Ford Motor Company Data Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Data 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.

Ford is transforming and aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities in the Commercial Vehicles space. The Global Data Insights and Analytics (GDI&A) organization is strongly committed to transform the current, and deliver an analytics-driven Commercial vehicle business, with the help of connected vehicle, internally and externally sourced data. To enable that, GDI&A is forming a task force of multiple product teams and is looking for talented people to help drive this transformation.

What you’ll be able to do:

This role is for a Data Engineer with a strong data governance and compliance background that will be responsible for designing and implementing the governance processes and procedures pertaining to the commercial data product. This will include a period on the governance team to understand current state followed by a transition back to the commercial team to implement timely and effective processes while maintaining Ford’s position as ‘most trusted brand’. The role will collaborate directly and continuously with product managers, designers, product owners, governance and Office of General Counsel (OGC).

  • Work with data scientists and software engineers to understand data activities, data solution ideation, and implementation

  • Work with OGC and GDI&A data governance to ensure customer privacy is respected and contractual purposes of use are honored

  • Work with 3 rd party data teams to ensure that intended use cases are accounted for with external data contracts

  • Audit implemented processes and procedures to ensure compliance and achievement of OKRs pertaining to data access

  • Monitor Data Pipelines and Data flows and address the issues within established First Responder processes

  • Develops use cases to drive development and prioritization of operational needs

  • Manages Product backlog, prioritize features and drive delivery of the product

  • Reviews and approves Test Scenarios and Test cases. Plans and conducts UAT for the Data products

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Four or more years of experience in Technology projects (i.e. IT projects)

  • At least two years of experience within a governance or audit organization

Our preferred requirements:

  • Experience building Data processing solutions

  • Experience as a Product Owner is a plus. Ability to take business requirements and translate them into technical requirements

  • Knowledge and experience with Agile methodology

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as facilitation and presentation skills, and engaging presentation style.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with application implementation teams, IT project teams, business customers, and end users.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work as a global team member, as well as independently, in a changing environment and managing multiple priorities.

  • Ability to deliver work within deadlines.

  • Familiar with big data and machine learning tools and platforms

  • Familiar with BI tools, such as Tableau, Data Stage, or QlikView etc.

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Proficiency in Visio, Microsoft Project or Rally tools a plus

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.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not 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



Skill Team:

Global Data, Insights & Analytics (GDIA)


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