As a member of Ford's Advanced Networking Group, the Senior Hardware Engineer
will work on ensuring signal integrity for high-speed communication links. The
Advanced Networking Group is responsible for identifying and developing the
right in-vehicle communication networks for Ford's next generation electrical
architecture by incorporating new network technologies or improving the
performance of existing ones, while reducing overall system cost and
maintaining electrical robustness for automotive use. This group creates
network requirement specifications and design verification documents for OSI
model's layer 1 (hardware) to layer 2. The specifications developed by this
group are used by Product Development teams for all vehicle programs.
Specific responsibilities include:
Analyzing high-speed digital circuit designs based on industry standards
and automotive requirements for Signal Integrity (SI).
Performing signal integrity simulations to identify and resolve potential
problems, conducting measurements for validation and correlation.
Specifying SI budget requirements for individual segments (board, cable,
connectors, etc.) considering jitter, noise, crosstalk, and EMI/EMC.
Formulating requirements based on learnings for board-level layout,
interconnects, routing, termination, and supporting components for end-to-
Formulating design verification test methods to ensure
Reviewing circuit designs for signal integrity compliance.
Leading signal integrity functional failure problem-solving activities in
prototypes and production vehicles.
Creating test plans and performing tests as per industry standards.
Interfacing with product development teams - Electromagnetic compatibility
(EMC), Electrical Distribution Systems (EDS), and Vehicle validation
to integrate signal integrity throughout the product development process.
Providing product development teams with technical guidance, feasibility,
alternatives, and oversight regarding in-vehicle network implementations.
Driving industry standards development to lower component costs, automate
testing, and solve common automotive industry problems along with industry
Collaborating with the software team to support hardware bring-up and
Building working relationships with chip, cable, connector vendors to
evaluate emerging technology.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent
5+ years of experience designing high-speed digital circuits.
2+ years of experience with at least one or more SI simulation and PCB
design tools such as Mentor Graphics Hyperlynx, Cadence Sigrity, HSpice,
ANSYS HFSS/SIwave, or equivalent.
Hands-on experience with lab testing and characterization - Proficient in
using lab test equipment (e.g., 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-
Good understanding of Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) principles in
PhD or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on
7+ years of experience with designing high-speed digital circuits.
5+ years of experience with SI simulation tools.
Experience in designing, modeling, and characterizing high-speed network
In-depth knowledge of transmission line and electromagnetic theory.
Experience with networking hardware, network structures, data transmission
rate, network configuration, and networking protocols.
Knowledgeable on microprocessors, DDR, PCIe, cameras, displays, and
Experience with EMC/EMI and regulatory requirements for automotive
Experience capturing and writing requirements specifications.
Experience with vehicle diagnostic tools to troubleshoot, analyze, and
resolve vehicle network issues.
Experience working with Automotive Standards organizations like IEEE, SAE,
Self-Starter: Willing to take on an assignment with general goals and work
in a team to complete it.
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