Antenna Systems Design Engineer

Location: Dearborn, Michigan US


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Job Number: 10589

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.
Applying 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 contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more! What you'll be able to do: The Antenna Systems Engineer will be responsible for leading the requirements and developing antenna systems for specific RF functions. In this role you will play a key role in crafting the future of connected and autonomous vehicles at Ford Motor Company. In this position you will:

  • Lead the development and own RF requirements for specific functions such as AM/FM/DAB, GNSS, Satellite Radio, Cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, C-V2X.
  • Own the development of antenna systems from concept to application-ready phase.
  • Evaluate antenna system performance through simulation and vehicle measurements.
  • Lead validation of antenna designs at component and vehicle level.
  • Ensure that the antenna development phases and deliverables are aligned to GPDS milestones.
  • Support research of sophisticated antenna designs for future communication systems and develop sourcing requirements for various technologies such as 5G NR, C-V2X, Ultra-wideband, etc.
  • Support antenna D&Rs and Tier 1 suppliers in delivering antenna solutions on time, with quality and within budget.
  • Build working relationships with Tier 1 partners and leverage their most sophisticated design and test centers.
  • Build working relationships with universities research centers supporting the automotive market.
  • Conduct competitive analysis of RF/Antenna systems (Technology, Product, Vehicle Segment, Market).
The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in antenna systems requirement development or antenna design using 3D, full-wave EM simulation tools such as HFSS, FEKO, CST, ADS, MATLAB, Simulink.
  • 4+ years of hands-on experience with antenna test equipment such as antenna chambers, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, signal generators, radio communication testers.
Our preferred requirements:
  • Master's degree/ PhD in Electrical engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in any one of the following: antenna requirements development, antenna design and simulation, antenna test, wireless system design, wireless hardware design, wireless communications systems design and testing.
  • Experience in product development cycle in automotive industry.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills and strong background in Antennas and Wave Propagation theory.
  • Experience with antenna measurement systems.
  • Experience with EM simulation of antenna systems integrated into large structures such as automobiles, aircraft, etc.
  • Experience with RF design and simulation tools such as Keysight ADS, Genesys, etc.
  • Experience with data processing tools such as Matlab, Python, etc.
  • Good understanding of EMC principals in automotive applications.
  • Experience with regulatory requirements for automotive components.
  • Knowledge of the following technologies: 5G, C-V2X, MIMO, OFDM, HARQ, LTE/WCDMA/GSM, 802.11n/ac/ax/ad, GPS/GNSS, SDARS, Bluetooth/BLE.
  • High level of motivation, initiative, independence, and assertiveness.
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. 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.
At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical 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. For information on Ford's benefits and compensation, click here:

Job Number: 62841BR

Community / Marketing Title: Antenna Systems Design Engineer

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