As the company and industry adopt model-based approaches in systems
engineering, we need a subject matter expert position to aid in the continue
development of our Ford + technological expertise and strategy. This position
is for a Systems Engineering subject matter expert regarding systems
engineering application to all Ford products.
Robust application of modern systems engineering methodology, skills, and
tools will increase product quality, provide a reduction of time and effort
from baseline as this position will industrialize and scale the adoption of
21st century systems engineering across Ford Motor Company.
This person will help in the development and deployment of systems engineering
training, including model-based approaches. The Technical Specialist will help
lead the resolution of selected Systems Issues that are complex and very
Duties include the following:
Development of alternative 'Plan B' Architectures & Sub Systems using SE
toolbox (DSM / Tradespaces / Design Trees) and cutting edge CAE tools
Vehicle Systems and CAE Tool Benchmarking
Requirements Challenge (as part of SysML), CAE Process & Metrics (e.g.
Joint Design / Component/System Durability Metrics)
Collaboration with RLD teams - Test Definition (Customer Correlation) &
Data Integrity / Cascade Process (Fully analytical vs Real World)
capturing all sources of input to define correlated models
API / KPI Definition and Monitoring with Functions / Vehicle / Attribute
teams (UN to UP)
Technical facilitation of X-Functional Attribute Issues / Firefighting -
Leads TDRs for selected systems and system level model reviews, leads
technical discussions and deep dives to balanced conclusions. Certifies
selected/assigned system level DFMEAs.
SME on systems engineering modeling standards, competency assessments,
systems list (Bill of Systems), FMAs, Requirements / Test Procedures,
Strikes a balance between the functions and process in focus areas
Signoff of Systems models w/ specific signoff responsibility BEFORE Sr
Tech Ldr / Chief Signoff
"Go-To" TS for Problem Solving - SE challenges in Architecting,
Development, Detailed Design, Launch, Quality Issues, etc. Expectations to
go through systems with part owners.
Coach, Mentor and Train - willing and able to get their hands dirty
Focused on robust systems engineering application to mechanical
systems , considering packaging compatibility, clearances and moving
parts, e.g., wiring and chafing, also fires and other "campaignable"
events, and integration of said systems with software and electrical
Support drafting of and approval of Global FAPs, policies, and process
documentation for MBSE.
Support enterprise systems engineering meetings; establish global
communication best practices into and out of VHE Systems - SE organization
for enterprise consumption.
Lead Global Systems Engineering Tech Club or PAT-like forum for issue
resolution and knowledge sharing between various Ford enterprise
functional engineering organizations, systems, and architecture
Contribute to advocate best practices for MBSE.
Collaborate with other technical specialists, including subsystem and
component Technical Specialists as required to foster industrialization of
SE throughout the Ford PD enterprise.
Stay abreast of latest industry SE practices and standards, e.g., INCOSE,
Understands upfront design, verification plan and methods, and
Knows the competitive landscape and what it takes to outpace the
Fearless in pointing out issues, aggressive in taking action. Speaks with
confidence & authority, but is humble & collaborative in leading a tech
review & debate
Introduce new technologies and tools, such as AI, into our process
10 years total experience with 6 years' experience in Modern Systems
Master's degree of Engineering (systems, product development, electrical,
mechanical, etc.) preferred.
Certifications from INCOSE in systems engineering are favorably looked
upon - the ideal candidate would be a Certified Systems Engineering
Professional or higher.
Proven history of systems engineering application directly applicable to
Proven history of evaluating choices and directing a team based on
technical ideals balanced with industrialization realities.
Key will be having:
Knowledge of systems thinking, systems engineering principles and methods,
and application of these in model-based environments.
Knowledge and experience in Ford Engineering processes with a demonstrated
willingness to and success in challenging redundant, obsolete, or non-
value-added deliverables / tasks.
Knowledge and experience in application of systems and quality tools and
methods, e.g., Requirements, FMA, Risk management, reliability, six-sigma,
and lean toolkits, in a model-based environment.
Ability to lead and align collections of people that do not directly
report to this position, especially multi-disciplinary teams.
Ability to institutionalize the key factors of SE success and lessons
learned through appropriate documentation and to teach associated learning
Ability to form an opinion, communicate it effectively at all levels, and
drive the company in a winning direction.
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 of 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 child care 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
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workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual
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