Aerodynamics CFD & Software Engineer

Ford Motor Company
May 18, 2024
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Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Product Development uses design thinking & user experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We bring innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to advancements in autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

This is a HYBRID position, and we prefer candidates able to work hybrid from our Dearborn, MI office.


We are building a team of the world's best aerodynamicists, and test engineers who will develop the most advanced tools and methods in CFD, Wind Tunnel Testing and property development. This team will be turned loose to create insanely great tools, methods and facilities to create insanely great vehicles. These changes in our business will allow us the greatest opportunity to create value, serve customers and develop advanced technologies since Henry Ford scaled the Model T.

What you'll do

  • Leveraging your deep understanding of CFD and partnering with the aero program engineer to develop all aspects of the vehicle exterior and underhood components to achieve the best aerodynamics possible
  • Leveraging CFD model build expertise to support the aerodynamics team and vehicle program delivery
  • Preparing data, reports and presentations to support program teams and CFD teams
  • Continuously improving and developing new scripts utilized by the aero team for pre- and post-processing and databasing
  • Helping to develop best practices, new tools and techniques for various external aero CFD, panel loading, etc. cases for internal and external customers
  • Identifying and implementing innovation towards improving process efficiency, agility, quality and data clarity
  • Operating as the global aero script SPOC, including working closely with global teams to identify and improve aero CFD workflows
  • Occasional travel to support wind tunnel testing
  • Qualifications

    You'll have

  • BS in Aerodynamics, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or related field inclusive of Fluid Dynamics or Thermodynamics.
  • MS in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of experience with use of external aerodynamics CFD and building CAD models, aerodynamic data analysis and/or aerodynamic design development.
  • 3+ years of software development with Python and C++ / C#
  • 2+ years of experience developing APIs
  • 2+ years of work with database development and utilization
  • Self-directed, confident and resilient individual with excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent work planning, issue resolution skills
  • Even better, you may have

  • MS in aerospace/aeronautical engineering
  • 5+ years of experience with CFD methods development
  • Experience with high volume, high utilization HPC environment and architectures
  • Great understanding of fluid dynamics, bluff body flows and standard aerodynamic targets.
  • Detailed knowledge of geometry creation, simplification, and data management within CAD software, preferably CATIA.
  • Understanding of visualization tools and libraries
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity requirements and best practices
  • Knowledge in machine learning and AI
  • A track record of success with interpersonal in challenging, cross- functional environments.
  • You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.
  • This position is a range of salary grade 8.

    Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

    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. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

    More Information on Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 169 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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