• Program Management and Quality Assurance CAE Engineer

    Ford Motor CompanyDearborn, MI 48123

    Job #1070298095

  • 36410BR

    Job Title:

    Program Management and Quality Assurance CAE Engineer

    Job Description & Qualifications:

    This position involves mainly in program management and quality assurance specific to development and release of physical and semi-physical powertrain focused engine, transmission, driveline, electrical system, and vehicle CAE/plant models that are used by Software-In-the-Loop (SIL) and Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) engineers to develop and validate new control system technologies and to enable analytical calibration.


    Program Management, Product, and Product Creation Supports

    • Participate regularly in the program kick off, assumption, and/or engineering development / implementation meetings as necessary to gather CAE specific technology planning information

    • Gather program information, assist planning of CAE works, and help drive the on-time delivery of CAE model, SIL package, and analytical calibration

    • Gather user feedbacks, conduct user survey, and provide improvement opportunities to the development team on a quarterly basis

    • Review and monitor JIRA issue request and status, drive weekly prioritization agenda and release plan, to drive on-time program delivery and/or proper resource planning

    • Analyze SIL/HIL usages and user profiles and report out quarterly to ensure growth and proper capacity planning

    • Measure modeling and SIL development time and drive process improvement opportunities

    • Ensure CAE process and workflow are properly documented and drive compliance

    • Create and maintain plant model maturity, coverage, fidelity and use case charts on a regular basis

    Quality Assurance and Modeling Style Guides

    • Work with CAE/modeling engineers to develop and publish modeling guidelines, drive common working practices, and implement modeling style guide checks to enable consistent modeling practices and to enable global sharing of models

    • Develop means to create and automate the publishing of plant model and CAE product documentation and drive consistency across subsystems

    • Review and drive proper coverage of the test plan, test cases, test coverage, testing harness (unit level, SIL or HIL) utilized, and test results

    • Schedule design reviews when necessary as one aspect of ensuring quality CAE product deliverables

    Integration and Release

    • Support the integration and release of program specific SIL packages

    • Support integration of subsystem models into the SIL architecture

    • Support CAE technology transfer from research and development staffs

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or related degree

    • 5+ years of experience in vehicle powertrain (PT) systems, including combustion engine operating principles and/or automotive applications

    • 3+ years of experience in engineering program management and/or project management

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Proven ability to work independently, foster teamwork, and drive resolution of issues even in situations where lead responsibility might not be clear

    • Manage complex, multiple projects while spanning functions, organizations, regions, cultures

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills required

    • Highly motivated/self-starter and outstanding interpersonal skills

    • Proficiency in utilizing managerial, organizational and interpersonal skills

    • Familiar with applying product quality controls or related methods (Green belt or Black belt certified)

    • Work knowledge of Model-based Design (MBD) or CAE tools/methods, controls and calibration development tools, and testing and debugging automotive embedded systems software a plus

    • Familiarity with creating or applying Modeling Style Guides for ISO 26262 compliance a plus

    Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are 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 Motor Company


    Product Development

    Skill Team:

    Product Development


    PTCCN (Controls & Calibration)





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