Ford Motor Company Autonomous Vehicles Platform Systems Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Autonomous Vehicles Platform Systems Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

Autonomous Vehicles Platform Systems Engineer

Position Duties

This is an opportunity to participate in the development of Ford’s autonomous vehicles. The Autonomous Vehicle Systems Engineering Department is responsible for all systems engineering and technical direction for Ford’s autonomous vehicles. Within that department, the Autonomous Vehicle Platform Section is responsible for the adaptation and integration of various Ford vehicle platforms with advanced Virtual Driver Systems and other new AV technologies.

The rigorous demands of autonomous vehicles require the development and deployment of advanced electronic hardware, software designs, and sophisticated control strategies. Engineers in this section are responsible for:

  • Engineering analyses of new subsystems, electronic and mechanical components, control strategies, and related items for autonomous vehicles

  • Leveraging model based engineering methods to architect, define, and analyze complex systems involving a mix of hardware and controls for new AV technologies

  • Working jointly with cross-functional teams in the adaptation of existing vehicle subsystems and components for autonomous vehicle applications

  • Leading cross-function technical design reviews for (1) and (2)

  • Leading the development of AVP engineering deliverables, including requirement specifications (for vehicles, subsystems, and components), ideal functions, FMEAs, DVPs, and related items

  • Support the functional safety processes

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science.

  • 1+ years’ experience in the design and development of automotive electrical and electronic systems and/or components

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or related disciplines

  • Experience developing complex/distributed systems

  • Experience in verification techniques (DVMs, Data Acquisition/Analysis)

  • Understanding of typical vehicle communication protocols/interfaces: CAN, CANFD, LIN, MOST, LVDS, Automotive Ethernet, etc.

  • Prior experience in the development of Ford engineering deliverables, including requirement specifications, FMEAs, engineering statements-of-work, design verification plans, and DVP&Rs

  • Prior experience with Ford vehicle development processes and tools, including GPDS, WERS, supplier management, 8Ds, 5Ds, and related items

  • Experience in systems integration, vehicle testing, and vehicle launch is a plus

The distance between imagination and …. Creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. And, it can be a road you start traveling right now. When you join Ford Motor Company, your journey begins. You 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.

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 not 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:

Autonomous Vehicles


Autonomous Vehicles