Electrified Powertrain Core Software Platform Engineer

Location: Dearborn, Michigan US

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Job Number: 10598

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. Utilizing 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 contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

What you will be able to do:
A career opportunity in the area of Product Development is now available for showcasing your knowledge, skills, and leadership. Hybrid powertrain controls software design engineers are responsible for delivering electrified vehicle products that are world class in cost, quality, function, and time to market.

You will learn about the heart of Ford's hybrid vehicle controls with k ey work areas for the team including developing C language-based software designs for Ford Electrified Powertrains. Plus interpret requirements and implement as C language software design for the Hybrid Vehicle system controller. Scope of software design includes core platform software including cyber security software, Over-The-Air flash, CAN multiplex, and Low-Level Driver, High Level Driver components supporting hybrid sub-systems. Vehicle applications include FHEV / PHEV power-split, Modular Hybrid Transmission (MHT), and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).

  • Design and develop C-language application software for base software platform features.
  • Evaluate and provide design for corporate embedded security requirements
  • Integrate and configure Vector or equivalent design for corporate over-the-air (OTA) flash requirements, corporate CAN Message Authentication (CMA), and corporate multiplex requirements.
  • Develop microprocessor software interface requirements for supplied modules for the Hybrid Control Unit functions.
  • Perform validation and integration of supplied Low Level Driver software. (LLDs)
  • Consult with suppliers regarding Primary Boot Loader and secondary boot loader requirements
  • Consult with suppliers regarding requirements for Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) and Keep-alive memory (KAM).
  • Perform testing of supplied controller boards
  • Maintain RTOS requirements
  • Complete hardware interface design reviews with eDrive department and suppliers

T he minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field or a combination of education and equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience with microprocessor architectures, associated low level software drivers and real-time embedded software design using C-programming language. A combination of education and equivalent experience would apply.

Our preferred qualifications :
  • MS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • 2+ years of experience with Board support packages / low-level drivers and Real-time Operating Systems.
    • 2+ years of experience with software build process, including section maps and linker scripts.
    • 2+ years of experience with Microprocessor architecture and hardware / software interactions and Controller Area Network protocols.
  • 2+ years of experience with Infinion Aurix microcontroller architecture.
    • Software signing methods.
    • Interrupt processing and exception handling.
    • Cybersecurity methods, including message authentication.
    • Primary and secondary boot loaders, including secure boot considerations.


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 what it takes 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. 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 salary & benefits please visit: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2022-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. 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: 62948BR

Community / Marketing Title: Electrified Powertrain Core Software Platform Engineer

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