Senior Hardware Engineer

Ford Motor Company
March 06, 2024
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Job Description

The ideal candidate will have technical ownership of ongoing electronics analog/mixed signal hardware design efforts across multiple embedded hardware development programs. The position will have cross functional responsibilities, primarily focused on creating analog/mixed signal PCB schematics, layout, BOM's and wiring harness design. As part of day-to-day responsibilities, the individual is expected to create new designs for upcoming technologies while concurrently supporting existing deployed solutions. Programming/scripting experience in the embedded domain will be a plus. This is a hybrid work position where the candidate will be expected to report onsite for a portion of the work week and to effectively collaborate when working remotely.


  • Design state-of-the-art embedded hardware incorporating complex analog and mixed signal circuits for microcontroller/FPGA based embedded electronics.
  • Lead conception and development of high-speed mixed signal electronic products (defining topology, schematic, components selection etc.) and defining PCB layout strategies.
  • Leverage PCB design tools to design and validate hardware/software configurations for upcoming design ideas and define product specifications to meet customer needs.
  • Research product standards and requirements for state-of-the-art microcontroller technologies, drive component selection and benchmark competitive products.
  • Review component and hardware documentation (bill of materials, schematics, drawings, datasheets, and notes etc.) from suppliers to perform analysis/design feasibility.
  • Create design documentation throughout the product lifecycle including but not limited to product ideations, prototyping, manufacturing and post launch test and support.
  • Create and execute electrical test plans for design verification, support performance characterization of new designs in a cross functional role.
  • Coordinate prototyping of product designs, wiring harnesses, PCBs and electromechanical components including in-house assembly and prototyping.
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to execute new product launches, resolve production issues, and help perform acceptance testing of production intent designs.
  • Attend design review meetings and provide technical feedback create safety and quality procedures that are governed by applicable quality/safety standards.
  • Prepare product proposals of new design concepts for potential use-cases.
  • Support and troubleshoot user reported hardware related issues, maintain existing hardware designs, troubleshoot performance issues and perform root cause analysis of failures for existing, deployed products and platforms.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with 8+ years of relevant industry experience in electronics circuit design and board layout.
  • 5+ years of experience and a deep understanding and demonstrated ability to design high speed analog, digital, and mixed-signal electronics circuits.
  • 5+ years of experience and a high level of knowledge in use of EDA CAD PCB design software to create schematic and layouts for digital/mixed signal circuit elements. Candidate should be able to demonstrate (via experience) ability to create board layouts for high-speed mixed signal schematics and layouts.
  • 5+ years of experience and a high level of knowledge with generation of BOM and Gerber files etc. to develop part symbols footprints etc. for BGA/Surface mount and through hole components.
  • 5+ years of experience and a high level of knowledge in routing single / multi-layer PCBs with impedance-controlled, blind / buried vias, differential signal pairs, matching length traces etc.
  • 5+ years of experience and a high level of knowledge designing interfaces across analog and digital peripherals for embedded micro- controllers/FPGAs/GPUs.
  • 5+ years of experience and a high level of knowledge in power circuit analysis, such as worst-case circuit analysis, failure mode analysis for system reliability.
  • Proficient with signal integrity and medium/high-speed time and frequency domain testing using oscilloscopes and signal analyzers.
  • Ability to perform hand soldering / electrotechnical rework for circuit boards and wiring harnesses.
  • Familiarity with existing electronics industry supply chains, material sourcing/manufacturing of PCB components etc.
  • Exposure to product pre/post launch support and end of life product life cycle is expected.
  • Some exposure to programming/scripting in C/C++/Python/bash.
  • Understanding of PCB layout and circuit design requirements for low speed (I2C/UART) and high speed (PCIe, LVDS) is expected.
  • Preferred Requirements:

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of relevant industry experience in electronics circuit design and board layout.
  • A drive to deliver results with outstanding quality.
  • The ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact in a diversely skilled team (core software/embedded/model-based design).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to work effectively to deliver on commitments in a timely manner.
  • Reliability, independence, and sound judgment in prioritizing work with excellent initiative and follow-through.
  • Possess a self-motivated, diligent work ethic with the ability to be an effective mentor.
  • About Us

    At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career and help us define tomorrow's transportation.

    About the Team

    We seek to provide the thought leadership essential to achieving Ford's strategic objectives. We translate insight into action by driving toward robust points of view, timely decisions and responsible allocation of enterprise resources.

    More Information on Ford Motor Company

    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 139 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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