Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Systems Engineer

Ford Motor Company
April 21, 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?

Ford's Model E team is charged with delivering the company's vision of a fully electric transportation future. Model e is customer-obsessed, entrepreneurial, and data-driven and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading customer experience for electric vehicle buyers and owners. You'll join an agile team of doers pioneering our EV future by working collaboratively, staying focused on only what matters, and delivering excellence day in and day out. Join us to make positive change by helping build a better world where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.

In this position

The Ford Electrified Systems Engineering team is looking for a Hardware-in- the-Loop (HIL) Systems Engineer to help design and maintain current and future HIL battery simulators which serve as the testbeds for Battery Management System (BMS) software validation. You will work in a team environment to deliver HIL battery simulator testbeds on time with efficiency and quality.

As a HIL Systems Engineer, you will develop expertise in electric and hybrid vehicle high voltage traction battery fundamentals, gain knowledge in vehicle electrical and communication architectures, and become familiar with Ford's Global Product Development System.

This position collaborates closely with HIL Hardware Engineers, HIL software engineers, electrical technologists, suppliers, BMS Systems Engineers, BMS Software Developers, and Test Engineers to develop a strong understanding of the vehicle functions and implement appropriate design strategies for new features and updates.

What you'll do

Responsible for leading the design and development of battery HIL simulator functions and requirements.

Design, implement, validate, and document MATLAB/Simulink models for interfacing to HIL system hardware and communication networks (i.e., CAN, CAN-FD, LIN, etc.).

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.

Commission HIL system to achieve full system level functionality to satisfy BMS.

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.

Lead investigation and resolution of any HIL related issues in timely manner.

Train and support HIL users and customers with any HIL related activities.

You'll have

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or any related field of education.

2+ years' experience developing or testing automotive embedded control systems.

2+ years' experience in MATLAB and Simulink model development.

2+ years' experience developing hardware-in-the-loop systems for testing embedded control system.

Even better, you may have

M.S. or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or any related field of education.

Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink modeling and simulation of plant and control systems is highly desired.

Proficiency in Python or similar programming language is a plus.

Experience with Battery Management System (BMS) is desired.

Experience developing hardware-in-the-loop system using OPAL, dSPACE or similar is highly desired.

Experience with the creation and execution of test plans, test scripts, and test automation and the generation of test reports is highly desired.

Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills

Good communication, documentation, and interpersonal skills are required.

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:

https: // fordcareers.co/GSR-HTHD

Visa sponsorship is not 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.

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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 170 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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