• Connected Vehicle Systems Engineer

    Ford Motor CompanyDearborn, MI 48123

    Job #1106420656

  • 37282BR

    Job Title:

    Connected Vehicle Systems Engineer

    Job Description & Qualifications:

    Connected Vehicle Systems Engineer

    Imagine a world of intelligent mobility and disruptive innovation. Over the past decade, wireless technologies, off-board systems and in-vehicle systems have fundamentally changed to perform limitless functions to deliver connected features helping commuters to make informed decisions about their next trip, providing infotainment and diagnostic information.

    Even more exciting are the limitless possibilities on the road ahead for connected vehicles.

    Connected Vehicle & Services (CV&S) Department is a global team within Ford Mobility group responsible for architecture, systems engineering, development, validation, and the ongoing operations of connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles (AV), and electrification connectivity features.

    What we do

    CV&S Basic Design is a specialized cross-functional design team within CV&S responsible for the end-to-end architecture of best-in-class connected vehicle ecosystem and a connectivity fabric for seamless delivery of connected features. We drive smart mobility business and technology innovation to aid Ford's connectivity vision and growth strategies in new industry technologies, such as electrification and AV.

    Job Description

    • Collaborates with a team of cross-functional domain experts such as business leads, system Architects, wireless carriers, IT leads and vehicle electrical architecture leads towards creating a successful vehicle connectivity solution that includes network connectivity module configuration, wireless networking protocols, back office connectivity, partner and third-party network connectivity etc.

    • Defines and authors the requirements for Vehicle connectivity to wireless networks, in concert with Infotainment System connectivity architecture, functional specifications and DFMEA.

    • Responsible for developing vehicle connectivity solutions which includes multi-layer connectivity (bearer type, protocol, and messaging layers), application interface strategy within the system, Client Server architecture, Security framework, Apps framework, billing system, subscription management etc.

    • Defines the technical requirement and solutions based on best practices.

    • Works closely with feature owner, security experts and system architects in this domain.

    • Supports Cross functional System Development Teams.

    • Researches and applies new solutions, partnerships and emerging technologies to system design.

    • Performs feasibility analysis, alternate solution identification and evaluations when needed.

    • As needed, creates Proof of Concepts.

    • System Architecture Block diagrams/Interfaces, Call flow/Sequence Diagram creation as necessary.

    • Develops and review System DFMEA/Fault Tree Analysis.

    • Participates in documentation and refinement of business requirements to ensure alignment with technically viable system designs.

    • Ensure that designed or reviewed solutions conform to architectural requirements such as performance, scalability, maintainability, reliability, extensibility, usability and security across multiple domain areas.

    • Support Field Assessments, Test result Assessment/Resolution to open system items.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical, or Electronics

    • 4 + years of experience with interoperability techniques and standards in in-vehicle embedded systems

    • 2 + years of experience with network communication protocols, transport protocols and payload optimization techniques

    • 2+ years of experience in use case modelling and use case design reviews

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree in Computer Sciences, Electrical, or Electronics

    • Experience with analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate through working teams across multiple departments

    • Experience working with large cross functional teams under aggressive timelines and sporadic heavy workload.

    • Previous automotive industry experience is desired

    • Experience with prioritizing tasks on hand by evaluating long term implications.

    • Experience with core engineering fundamentals and interoperability standards and emerging trends

    • Experience in supporting a system or component through the product lifecycle to launch

    • Familiar with 5G, V2V, V2X, LTE wireless networking protocols and systems

    • Familiar with wireless electronic devices, their interfaces, and security issues/solutions

    • Knowledge of cloud based application integration, enterprise application integration and service oriented architecture concepts and micro services architecture principles is a PLUS.

    Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we're Built Ford Tough. We're one team striving to make people's lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

    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, TN visa holders may be considered.

    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 Smart Mobility, LLC


    Ford Smart Mobility LLC

    Skill Team:

    Ford Smart Mobility (FSM)


    Connected Vehicle and Services (CV&S)





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