Ford Motor Company Autonomous Vehicles and Controls- Sensor Algorithms in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Autonomous Vehicles and Controls- Sensor Algorithms

Job Description & Qualifications:

The Autonomous Vehicles & Controls group is hiring talented engineers to develop sensor algorithms to providing mapping, localization, image processing, fusion and path planning algorithms. Join our global team to help us develop these algorithms, evaluate new automotive sensors, and deliver autonomous vehicles.

Candidates for consideration will be responsible for:

  • Supporting sensor fusion research and developmental efforts in automated vehicle technologies Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and semi-autonomous vehicle development of sensor fusion and tracking algorithms to support Driver Assistance Technologies (DAT) and autonomous vehicles.

  • Implementing sensor related algorithms for production intent using C++ Analyzing and reviewing sensor data to evaluate sensor performance

  • Working with production teams at Ford to transition research features to production algorithms

  • Implementation of functional tests for developed software components

  • Designing and conducting tests to validate sensor fusion performance

  • Creating and maintaining documentation including algorithm design, supporting functional safety & systems engineering analysis

  • Researching new methods or algorithms of sensor fusion

  • Supporting DAT feature development and migration to production

  • Possess strong oral and written language skills

  • Document processes, design and software code

  • Follow coding style guidelines

  • Publish technical reports, papers and/or pursue Intellectual Property rights

  • Work closely and effectively with external partners – corporations, universities and automotive suppliers

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or related technical fields

  • 2+ years’ experience in C | C++ development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Developing software in an automotive or aerospace environment OR experience with sensor technology.

  • Experience with active safety systems or autonomous vehicles

  • Experience in software development, integration, testing, and validation within a team

  • Experience in automotive or aerospace software development

  • Experience with automotive sensors

  • Knowledge of Ethernet and Can communication

  • Experience in developing ASIL compliant software

  • Experience using data analysis tools (e.g. Matlab) to visualize and understand experiment data

  • Proficiency using Visual Studio

  • Proficiency with a distributed version control system (e.g. git, clearcase)

  • Demonstrated experience working in a team-based project from inception to finish across multiple disciplines, e.g., hardware design and implementation, data acquisition and analysis, mathematical modeling, algorithm development, application implementation, etc.

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is 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.

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company


Autonomous Vehicles

Skill Team:

Research & Advanced Engrg


Research & Advanced Engrg