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Ford Motor Company GDIA Product Engineering and Management Data Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

GDIA Product Engineering and Management 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.

Product Engineering and Management (PEM) is GDI&A’s organization for creating analytical inspired products and services at the intersection of the commercial, customer service and connected vehicle domains. Leveraging multi-disciplinary product teams, agile processes and methodologies, technologies in the big data space and AI/ML, PEM delivers capabilities that will lead to improved quality, design, marketing, and development of our current and future products. PEM’s delivery of Mobility Analytics and Machine Learning capabilities for the company is a key enabler for innovation and value across the enterprise and tied to top business priorities.

GDI&A DataTech is looking for a Data Engineer focused on deep diving into using state-of-the-art development tools to understand, ingest and present complex data from a series of source internal and external to the enterprise.

The Data Engineer will collaborate directly and continuously with product managers, designers and software engineers, and will follow industry best practices to perform and automate complex ETL functions. The ideal Data Engineer will have a knack for implementing and learning required toolsets, working with connected vehicle and legacy datasets to build and publish logical representations of data. These well managed and organized data platforms will empower the building of new technologies, new applications or industry disrupting new insights from visually appealing dashboards.

What you’ll be able to do:

  • As a Data Steward, consult with analytics teams, IT partners, and business partners to provide data domain expertise

  • Design, develop, create, and productionize Data Products for customers

  • Develop and document the process to operationalize data management at Ford by collaborating with Data Governance and Data Acquisition teams

  • Work with Product Owners, Product Managers, and Product Teams to prioritize and land data sources in conjunction with Analytics Customer needs

  • Participate in information governance processes

  • Establish data standards and quality benchmarks and drive improvements to data quality to improve analytic outcomes

  • Provide expertise in business domain required to deliver business objectives

  • Manage business information issues and problem resolution processes

  • Drive and be a catalyst for innovation

  • Persevere and persist in situations with multiple objectives and multi-variable problems

  • Think flexibly in a complex, highly interdependent environment with challenging financial, technical and project management constraints

  • Drive long term enterprise view against tactical requirements. Tradeoffs between tactical expediency and long term business improvements are difficult to negotiate and sustain.

  • Support alignment between business, IT, and GDI&A stakeholders to drive results (issue resolution, risk mitigation, issue avoidance)

  • Provide departmental feedback to other GDI&A groups regarding processes and standards

  • Collaborate and motivate within department, including readily sharing best practices with other Data Operations and GDI&A groups

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Business Analytics, Analytics, or Operations Research

  • 2+ year of progressive responsibilities managing data and data processes (including co-op, internship, coursework)

  • Satisfactory Completion of Ford Hacker Rank Assessment for Data Engineers

Our preferred requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent

  • Experience in the Manufacturing and/or Connected Vehicle / Commercial domain or working with Manufacturing and/or Connected Vehicle / Commercial data

  • Experience with QlikView, SQL, Python a plus

  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills, and the ability to energize a cross-functional team

  • Demonstrated problem formulation with the ability to take complex problems and break them down to create and implement an action plan

  • Ability to communicate findings to make data analysis actionable and understandable by Data Operations team members, business partners, including IT and analytic teams

  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal formats, including process documentation

  • Experience developing data standards

  • Experience working in Hadoop, particularly with HDFS and Hive

  • Experience working with data in Informatica

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 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.

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 salary and benefits, please visit: 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



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Global Data, Insights & Analytics (GDIA)


Data Operations