ADAS Core Camera Hardware Engineer

Location: Dearborn, Michigan US


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Job Number: 10429

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.
Do you have the determination to make smart vehicles for an inquisitive world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Using Design Thinking & User Experience methods, you'll work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We're seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to chip in to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

What you will be able to do Join us and help bring advanced engineering concepts to life. You will be a key member of the team that is designing and developing hardware and functional models that deliver best-in-class behavior for features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, cross traffic alert, active park assist, 360 camera systems and interior camera system. You will be responsible for the creation of new sensor hardware, which may include RGB camera, an interior monitoring camera, an infrared camera or a ultrasonic sensor.

You will:

  • Lead camera development from cradle to grave: launch and lead the development for the next generation Infrared Cameras
  • Work collaboratively with Core Hardware engineers, R&A, Applications, and Feature teams to review, update and improve the Infrared Camera Engineering Specifications (Define: CFA, Resolution, Image Sensor, MTF, SNR, Packaging requirements...etc.)
  • Use Jira to track progress status and root cause analysis for DV and PV failures applying the 8D process review with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers and implement corrective actions on Infrared Camera issues
  • Lead team discussions with Tier 1 suppliers and Ford Application team to resolve quality issues for the Infrared Camera to validate corrective actions and implement changes to improve warranty returns
  • Host daily/weekly meetings with Tier 1 suppliers to manage project milestones and create and maintain a schedule timing to identify any constraints or deviations that could impact program deliverables
  • Lead Infrared Camera technical design reviews with respective hardware Technical Experts for topics such as: Worst Case Circuit Analysis, Environmental Validation Test Plan, and EMC Validation Test
  • Apply engineering best practices to create (D/PFMEA, specifications, D/PVP&R, WCCA) to minimalize design iterations over the development of the component
The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems, or Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1+ years of experience with Automotive Component or Subsystem Product Development tools and processes
Our preferred requirements:
  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems or Computer Science
  • Industrious and proactive
  • Positive, energetic and upbeat
  • Strong leadership, communication and project management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with multi-functional teams and champion issue resolution
  • Understanding of vehicle architecture and communication
  • Ability to use automotive tools (e.g., DET, CANalyzer, CANoe)

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.

If you have the determination to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would 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 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: 2022 New Hire Benefits Summary GSR HTHD (

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. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

Job Number: 62238BR

Community / Marketing Title: ADAS Core Camera Hardware Engineer

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