ADAS Active Drive Assist Feature Engineer

Location: Dearborn, Michigan US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 10498

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 what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart 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 balanced ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to supply to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

What you'll be able to do:

Support development and refinement of use cases and functional level requirements & targets for our next-generation Active Drive Assist features.

  • Support upgrades and improvements to our Active Drive Assist features, by working closely with feature owners with modeling changes, regression testing, test vector support, data review, issue identification and supplier interaction.
  • Support replay and bench testing of algorithms to assess & improve performance of Active Drive Assist features.
  • Support feature model delivery to meet software delivery & program timing.
  • Support development and refinement of functional safety requirements, item definition, hazard analysis & risk assessment, and functional safety concept in compliance with ISO-26262 / Ford Functional Safety process for Active Drive Assist features.
  • Develop and mature system and subsystem level design, interfaces, and specifications to ensure production feature delivery across the entire range of Ford Motor Company vehicle offerings.
  • Ensure system design, functional safety, and other work you're doing allow for flawless integration with existing features and provide an exciting user experience.
  • Lead feature / functional development timing by suppliers.
  • Support the development and refinement of design validation methods for ensuring accurate feature-level performance across a variety of environmental and cross-carline noise factors.
  • Support sign off of feature level performance, in particular first vehicle line application.
  • Support the development of data analysis techniques and methods from data generated by both track and real-world validation methods to ensure feature achieves the desired specifications.
  • Closely coordinate with feature development engineers to support execution of design verification plans to ensure accurate feature-level performance.
  • Support the planning and execution of real-world evaluations to identify system problems and issues.
  • Support and coordinate root-cause analysis with internal and external suppliers to ensure delivered system thrills our customers with the user experience.
  • Support Integration and model configuration, and other software packages with a variety of production and other in situ hardware to enable pre-production feature-level verification.

Minimum Requirements We Seek:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or related field, or a combination of education and equivalent experience.
  • 1+ years software development or algorithm design OR simulation experience.
Our Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or related field
  • Experience with ANY of the following areas: Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Systems, Lane Keeping or Lane Centering Systems.
  • Experience with computer vision & RADAR tracking of humans, vehicles, static roadway obstacles or other typical road objects.
  • Experience with computer vision detection & tracking of signs, lights, lanes and other key artifacts.
  • Understanding of embedded hardware and software design.
  • Experience reviewing, categorizing, and analyzing field data to resolve error states / failure modes.
  • Experience developing, conducting, observing, and reporting on statistically relevant experimentation / verification methods across the global population.
  • Experience with MobilEye EyeQ technology
  • Experience with model-based design methods in Simulink for creation/development and improvement of current / new features.
  • Understanding of Kalman filtering, vehicle dynamics, linear & nonlinear control methods.
  • Software engineering & algorithm development experience. Any development time in any language (C, C++, Python, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Developing and conducting laboratory and vehicle tests, data collection, and analysis.

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.

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.

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At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been confirmed to play a meaningful role in combating 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: 62627BR

Community / Marketing Title: ADAS Active Drive Assist Feature Engineer

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