Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Engineer

Ford Motor Company
April 30, 2024
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Job Description


The Ford Virtual Development HIL team partners with controls, modeling, and SIL engineers to build and test controls & software solutions early in our development cycle resulting in improved function and quality. Our goal is to tenaciously reduce the development, testing and safety cycle times while expanding the capabilities and applications for virtual development. As a team, we are relentless about continuous improvement for the entire control system development process.

Job Description

Candidates for consideration will be responsible for developing and executing advanced Hardware in the Loop systems and test plans as a core part of the control development process within the Vehicle Controls Research and Advanced Engineering Department. This requires proactive collaboration combined with technical focus and experience to deliver simulation solutions that provide increasing levels of capability and efficiency.


Key Responsibilities

  • Innovate new virtual simulation solutions on HIL platforms to support research and development of advanced automotive control systems.
  • Research and implement new process, methods and tools to increase the capability, automation, and efficiency of software simulation, build and test initiatives.
  • Work closely with control system developers to create HIL test plans, validate operation of Control System software and hardware on HIL, process and analyze test data, and create test reports.
  • Design, implement, validate, and document Matlab/Simulink models for interfacing to HIL system hardware and communication networks.
  • Design, build, validate, and document HIL I/O circuits and wiring harnesses to interface HIL simulator to electronic control units and subsystem sensors and actuators.
  • Design, implement, validate, and document test scripts, test automation, and user interfaces for HIL system.
  • Maintain HIL system operation with updates to interface models, system hardware, user interfaces, and test automation as required.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering
  • 3+ years' experience developing hardware in the loop systems for testing embedded control systems
  • 3+ years' experience developing or testing automotive electronic control systems
  • 1 year experience in Matlab/Simulink modeling and simulation of plant and control systems
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering
  • Experience delivering innovative solutions in a research-based environment
  • Hands-on experience with dSpace hardware-in-the-loop systems and ControlDesk / ConfigurationDesk software
  • Experience with the creation and execution of test plans, test scripts, and test automation and the generation of test reports
  • Experience with CAN/LIN/Ethernet tools and testing
  • Experience with version control and process automation tools (GitHub, Jenkins)
  • Experience with high-level programming language (C, C++, Python, Matlab m-script)
  • Experience with Electrified or Connected vehicle development or testing
  • Experience using other modeling and simulation software tools such as Amesim, CarSim, or CarMaker
  • Demonstrated effective communication, documentation, and interpersonal skills in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and balance multiple tasks and timelines
  • 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 time.

    For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

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    Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

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