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Ford Motor Company Research Engineer - Human Factors in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Research Engineer - Human Factors

Job Description & Qualifications:

Ford Motor Company is moving into a new phase of its 100+ year history, one in which openness is at the heart of its future. The automobile is being redefined as a networked computing platform upon which an ever-evolving set of applications is being designed, allowing us to create exciting new consumer experiences. We are exploring the role of advanced technologies which will redefine the meaning of mobility in the 21st century. This position will be focused on developing advanced vehicle systems.

At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live. We are seeking experienced candidates for a Research Engineer – Human Factors position in our Dearborn, MI location.


The ideal candidate will have experience developing complex automotive systems from the user’s perspective and developing the HMI strategy for these systems. We are looking for exceptionally creative, motivated and talented engineers to join our team. We collaborate extensively within Ford and with external partners, thus we require exceptional communication and collaborative skills. The candidate will also be involved in planning and executing human factors studies on complex systems as well as developing the HMI strategy for these systems. This candidate will work closely with different Ford engineering teams, devising and developing new solutions to the challenges of global mobility

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in human factors engineering or related technical fields

  • 2 years of applied Human Factors work (graduate work is acceptable)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 + years’ experience designing, conducting and analyzing human factors studies; schooling experience considered

  • 5 + years’ experience designing user interfaces and user experiences for complex systems; schooling experience considered

  • Ability to think creatively and to champion innovative design solutions.

  • Experience with voice dialogue systems

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong team player with record of collaboration

  • Excellent networking skills

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Strong problem-solving and conflict management skills

  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in One FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

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

Skill Team:

Research & Advanced Engrg


Research & Advanced Engrg