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Vehicle Systems Embedded Architect

Company: Ford Motor Company US
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description & Qualifications Vehicle Systems Embedded Architect 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. Better vehicle solutions demand greater insight, imagination and creativity. That's where Ford Smart Mobility comes in. We are investing in emerging technologies and agile businesses to advance innovations in micro-transit, commercial solutions for fleet customers, enhanced vehicle ownership experience and more. We're also developing the Transportation Mobility Cloud to host mobility-related solutions. If you have a passion for taking transportation where it's never been before, consider joining our forward-thinking team. What you'll be able to do:

  • Collaborate and coordinate with functional leads and architects across the vehicle and cloud to breakdown connected features into functional components and distribute them across in-vehicle components
  • Lead SW Architecture activities for vehicle embedded foundational components, mapping of Requirements and Systems specifications into SW architecture and designs
  • Develops/supports "connectivity feature roadmaps" closely working with Product Owners, Systems Architects, and feature champions across various skill teams. Provide feedback and recommendations on the adoption of new technologies that support the roadmaps.
  • Review connected feature requirements and specifications, provide feedback and work with the product owners and managers towards a set of technical specifications that capture connectivity strategy.
  • Author Architectural requirements and develop architecture for approved connected vehicle features.
  • Supports feasibility assessment of prioritized features in collaboration with multi-functional teams and develops feature architecture recommendations for connected vehicle features along with identifying target vehicle program and region by considering technical risks and conducting cost/benefit analysis.
  • Collaborate with R&A and Advanced Engineering teams to bring new connected vehicle concepts into production. The minimum requirements we seek:
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or a related field
    • 7+ years of experience in software development Our preferred skills:
      • Masters preferred in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
      • Knowledge of automotive HW/SW standards such as AUTOSAR is a bonus. Knowledge of communication security, channel authentication mechanisms, and security protocols is required.
      • Broad knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture and a deep understanding of embedded software design are required.
      • Understanding of interoperability techniques and standards for in-vehicle embedded systems and the ability to work through the constraints of various external systems is required.
      • Broad knowledge of Vehicle Architecture, CAN Bus, diagnostics, and interoperability of embedded device messaging is required.
      • Experience analyzing system failure points, evaluating pros and cons of solution proposals
      • Experience or exposure to Functional Safety (ISO26262, ASIL D)
      • Experience with network communication protocols, transport protocols, and payload optimization techniques
      • Knowledge of vehicle to cloud connectivity or knowledge of Internet of Things
      • Experience identifying solutions, that leverage existing systems, and assets, with creative solution definition methodology and focus on end to end lifecycle of the product/feature is required
      • Programming languages: C/C++ (C++11), Assembler. (gRPC, protobuf, Java, Python, LINUX scripts are extra)
      • Implementation of real-time embedded system, device drivers for various embedded system, both POSIX and hard real-time bases; Android knowledge is a bonus
      • Knowledge on Build system and software release
      • Working knowledge of the device drivers including Ethernet, serial, I2C, SPI, flash, USB; Knowledge and preferably experience with TCP/IP, NAT, FTP, DHCP, Ethernet/VLAN, HTTP, routing/firewalls.
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate through working teams across multiple departments are required.
      • Ability to work with large cross-functional teams under aggressive timelines and sporadic heavy workloads and still maintain work-life balance for the team members.
      • Ability to present technical artifacts at varying degrees of technical depth to a wide range of audiences.
      • Strong customer focus and excellent communication skills, both written and oral. What you will 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. 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 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 benefits and compensation, click here:

Keywords: Ford Motor Company US, Dearborn , Vehicle Systems Embedded Architect, Other , Dearborn, Michigan

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