Hardware Engineer

Ford Motor Company
May 16, 2024
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Job Description

As a member of Ford's Advanced Networking Group, the Hardware Engineer will be responsible for ensuring signal integrity in in-vehicle communication networks. The Advanced Networking Group plays a crucial role in identifying and developing optimal in-vehicle communication networks for Ford's next- generation electrical architecture. This involves integrating new network technologies, enhancing the performance of existing ones, and maintaining electrical robustness for automotive applications. The group is tasked with creating network requirement specifications and design verification documents spanning from OSI model's layer 1 (hardware) to layer 2. These specifications are utilized by Product Development teams across all vehicle programs. Additionally, the group ensures the accurate implementation of in- vehicle communication networks through comprehensive design reviews, simulations, measurements, and proof of concept.


What you'll be able to do:

  • Reviewing automotive communication network interfaces, including PCB components, layout, cables, connectors, etc., to ensure compliance with industry standards and automotive requirements for Signal Integrity (SI) and EMI/EMC.
  • Conducting signal integrity simulations to detect and address potential issues and performing measurements for validation and correlation.
  • Collaborating with product development teams - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), Electrical Distribution Systems (EDS), and Vehicle validation to seamlessly integrate signal integrity throughout the product development lifecycle.
  • Developing design verification test methods to guarantee robustness and performance.
  • Leading problem-solving activities for signal integrity functional failures in prototypes and production vehicles.
  • Providing technical guidance, feasibility assessments, alternative solutions, and oversight for in-vehicle network implementations to product development teams.
  • Driving the development of industry standards to reduce component costs, automate testing, and address common automotive industry challenges in collaboration with industry experts.
  • Establishing strong relationships with chip, cable, and connector vendors to evaluate emerging technologies.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent technical field.
  • 3+ years of experience in designing hardware circuits (digital and analog electronics, such as microcontrollers, transceivers, filters, ESD protection, etc.) for automotive applications.
  • 3+ years of experience in reviewing schematics and PCB layout design for SI and EMC/EMI validation.
  • Proficient in lab testing and characterization using equipment such as Oscilloscopes, Vector Network Analyzer, Time Domain Reflectometer, and circuit board rework station.
  • Solid understanding of industry standard interfaces (e.g., CAN, LIN, SerDes, PCI, and Ethernet).
  • Proficient in transmission line theory, s-parameters, bit error rate testing, crosstalk, characteristic impedance, eye diagrams, and time- domain analysis.
  • Preferred requirements:

  • Master's degree in electrical engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience in designing high-speed digital circuits.
  • 5+ years of experience with SI simulation tools.
  • 5+ years of experience with EMC/EMI and regulatory requirements for automotive components.
  • Experience in designing, modeling, and characterizing high-speed network interfaces.
  • In-depth knowledge of transmission line and electromagnetic theory.
  • Proficiency in PCB designer tools (e.g., Altium) and circuit simulation tools (e.g., LTSpice).
  • Experience with automotive networking hardware, network structures, data transmission rates, network configuration, and networking protocols.
  • Experience in capturing and writing requirements specifications.
  • Experience with vehicle diagnostic tools for troubleshooting, analyzing, and resolving vehicle network issues.
  • Experience collaborating with Automotive Standards organizations like IEEE, SAE, ASA, Open Alliance.
  • Self-starter attitude: Willing to take on assignments with general goals and collaborate within a team to achieve them.
  • 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
  • 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
  • For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

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    This position has a range of salary grades SG5 - SG8

    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.

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    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 172 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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