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Ford Motor Company Portfolio Integration Manager - Solution Train Engineering in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Portfolio Integration Manager - Solution Train Engineering

Job Description & Qualifications:

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.

What you’ll be able to do:

Develop and integrate global implementation plans for connected features across multiple vehicle programs both in-plant and via over-the-air introduction through coordination with cross-functional teams in Product Development, Marketing, IT, Vehicle Operations, Sales and Service and Ford Partners.

  • Create detailed feature implementation plans and update Jira Portfolio backlog to establish an E2E view of delivery in JIRA for Job1 and OTA launches of features.

  • Support the feature function decomposition, led by the Feature Owner, to identify cross-functional dependencies and aligned backlog prioritization for delivery sequencing.

  • Support the feature and product teams in the development and delivery of specifications, FMEAs, Safety, Security, Legal, Compliance, Privacy and Netcom reviews, technical design reviews, approvals and baseline efforts.

  • Support the planning and delivery of OTA updates to plants and service including constraint planning to enable delivery as applicable.

  • Support OTA rollout planning including sequence for firmware updates, configuration updates, map updates etc. as applicable for impacted features.

  • Partner with Vehicle Programs, Component Design & Release Engineers, Product Owners / Managers, Program Managers and Functional Leads on release scope, timing requirements and constraints for connected feature rollout.

  • Actively manage cross-functional program teams thru regular meetings, agenda and status reports. Communicate program status, issues and risks to respective program stakeholders.

  • Manage and provide leadership and oversight to all teams to ensure governance processes are properly established and consistently followed, with the right processes, tools, resources and techniques to achieve goals and deliver business value.

  • Lead the program team through Gate reviews to ensure all criteria for passing gates are complete.

Minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, or similar scientific field of study

  • 5+ years managing large enterprise programs including experience managing multiple concurrent large enterprise programs requiring extensive x-functional integration.

  • 5+ years of experience in feature function decomposition and work breakdown structure development to develop plans for implementation.

Our Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong communications skills with the ability to effectively liaison between multiple cross functional managers.

  • Broad understanding of embedded systems and development milestones, vehicle CAN signal analysis, cloud connectivity and integration, backend enterprise systems integration and mobile applications integration to develop x-functional program level gives / gets and project planning.

  • Thorough understanding of GPDS methodologies for engineering design and development

  • Thorough understanding of SAFE Agile methodologies for IT/ Cloud / App design and development

  • Knowledge and experience with systems engineering fundamentals and quality / reliability methods including FMEAs and DVP&Rs, for both in-vehicle and off-board systems

  • Strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills; team-oriented.

  • Strong written and oral skills - able to clearly convey complex blends of business and technical matters to a range of audiences.

  • Effective time management and prioritization skills.

  • Ability to construct quality work plans and deliverables from minimal definitions and to work on multiple assignments simultaneously.

  • Creative in quickly developing approaches to problems and recommending actions to management, including implementation of suggested recommendations.

  • Self-starter and highly motivated; Uses sound business judgment and exhibits leadership qualities.

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.

Visa sponsorship may be 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 and benefits, please visit: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021- benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development (PD)


Enterprise Connectivity