Connectivity & IoT Software Development Engineer

Location: Dearborn, Michigan US

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Job Number: 10022

External Description: 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!
The Electrified System Engineering Connectivity and IoT Software Development Engineer will lead the software and controls interface development of Ford's Home Energy Management System (HEMS). We will focus on extending Fords HEMS functionality to the control of smart devices within the customer's infrastructure to allow intelligent management of energy use, optimize EV car charging, provide backup power, and reduce peak energy demands. The role will also be responsible for integrating adaptive learning algorithms into the system to understand the pattern of energy consumption of the user infrastructure to allow smart scheduling. The selected candidate will be part of a team that will drive future product development and be developing industry first features and components in the growing field of vehicle electrification & home energy management systems! What you'll be able to do:

  • Develop software interface between Ford Home Energy Management System and smart devices within the home, such as switches, current monitors, smart appliances, smart electric meter, EV chargers, and home energy storage devices to allow intelligent control of energy use.
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert of HEMS and provide technical guidance to D&R, test, and systems engineers on the team
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and expertise in areas of IoT devices, gateways, software apps, networks and cloud services in the Smart Building environment
  • Collaborate with Ford cloud services, energy services, R&A, and suppliers to identify IoT solutions that address business use cases, deliver on targeted business outcomes and aligned with Company and industry standard methodologies and policies.
  • Provide day to day support to resolve user concerns, investigate and fix system faults and errors, resolve downtime issues and support ongoing system maintenance activities such as firmware updates and security patches. Log, advance, and close out issues identified.
  • Stay connected with focus groups and forums to stay at the forefront of technology advancements in order to keep the team abreast of the evolving IoT landscape.
  • Author test plans, execution of tests, reporting of software issues and test results, reproduction and development support for smart home testing.
The Minimum Requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other related degree or a combination of education and equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of working experience as Software Development Engineer in connectivity, IoT, power distribution, energy management, electric vehicle or related field.
Our preferred requirements:
  • MS of Science or PhD degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree
  • Experience testing IoT products that include software interactions between device firmware, cloud services and mobile applications
  • Hands-on experience with smart home integration and networking protocols such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave, EEBus, SEP, Modbus TCP, IP, CANbus, DNP3.0, and ICCP and IoT cloud-based projects
  • Excellent debugging skills, the ability to articulate defects with detail, and excellent verbal/written communication skills while working with local/remote teams to help understand issues, address lab network issues, etc.
  • Awareness of applicable building, electrical, interconnection codes, electrical grid / energy distribution, industry best practices, new products and applications
  • Strong communicator, able to optimally present to both technical and executive audiences
  • Great teammate comfortable working in a diverse group in a sophisticated, fast paced environment
  • Self-starting with proven follow-through and multitasking abilities; able to work remotely.
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.
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 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
At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.

Job Number: 60402BR

Community / Marketing Title: Connectivity & IoT Software Development Engineer

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