Software System Architect

Ford Motor Company
February 28, 2024
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Software System Architect

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?

Product Development uses design thinking & user experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We bring innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to advancements in autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

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

We are hiring a software system architect, who will work on building innovative platform solutions that will go into future Ford vehicles. This position is within the Advanced Platform and Simulation Team.

Ford Motor Company had endured and thrived for 118 years - through every imaginable challenge - because we have the vision to imagine the future and the courage to change. Ford is redefining how it will build a better world for the future by creating a culture and opportunities where employees will capitalize on Ford's excellence in designing and building the most iconic products while also helping develop the future of world-class connected BEVs. Ford is transforming our global automotive business to scale EVs, strengthen operations, and unlock value. We will deliver the speed of a startup, with the deep expertise of high-volume production. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. We call this new business focused on connected digital vehicles, Model e.

At Model e, we were inspired by the success of small, mission-driven Ford teams that developed the Mustang Mach-E SUV and F-150 Lightning™ pickup, as well as Ford's dedicated EV division in China. Similarly, dedicated teams within Model e will create the software platforms and fully networked vehicle architectures to support delightful, always-on and ever-improving vehicles and experiences that will allow us to deliver over 50% of our total sales in BEV and 33 million connected vehicles by 2030. We are building a team of the world's best software, electrical and automotive talent and turning them loose to create insanely great electric vehicles and digital experiences for new generations of customers. These changes in our business will allow us the greatest opportunity to create value and serve customers since Henry Ford scaled the Model T.

What will it be like to work on the Model e team?

We are passionate about solving hard problems. We create with passion delivering extraordinary solutions to change the world. We challengecompetitors, bureaucracy, obstacles and even our own assumptions. We have zero tolerance for bias or personal agendas. We are swift and decisivetrusting the experts, believing the data, seeking out and listening to bold intuition - regardless of the source. We are insurgentsnever satisfied, averse to complexity, suspicious of habits and open to risk. We constantly learn. We focus on the mission and deliver with urgency and speed. We are an agile teamleveraging rapidly evolving technology to innovate, fail fast and pivot. We trust each other, surface issues openly and solve problems collaboratively. Most importantly we raise the talent bar with every hire.

What you'll do

  • Drive industry standard practices in API development for Platform systems
  • bridging the Autosar based in-vehicle ecosystem with the cloud microservices ecosystem.
  • Design and develop consistent API practices for vehicle software developer community to align with offboard application developer experience.
  • Lead specification for consistent API experience across different distributed systems (cloud and in-vehicle).
  • Champion software and system quality measures - during design and development leveraging tools and techniques like TDD, BDD, Jira, TestRail, Google test etc.
  • Apply data-driven approach in selecting design and development choices.
  • You'll have

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics or Robotics or related field
  • 3+ years of proven working experience in Software engineering - embedded systems or cloud systems
  • 3+ years of experience in Systems Engineering preferably in Automotive domain
  • 2+ years of experience Programming in C++ or Python
  • 2+ years of experience with software testing
  • Even better, you may have

  • Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics or Robotics or related field
  • 5+ years of proven working experience in Software engineering - embedded systems or cloud systems
  • 5+ years of experience in Systems Engineering preferably in Automotive domain
  • 5+ years of experience Programming in C++ or Python
  • 5+ years of experience with Software engineering, preferably Autosar toolchain and its lifecycle, MISRA coding standards
  • 3+ years of work experience in Agile project management
  • 2+ years of Prototyping experience
  • Hands on experience in Android automotive ecosystem and HAL layer
  • Hands-on technical role engaged in developing, implementing and supporting software applications
  • Extensive experience in vehicle signals and services
  • Extensive experience in Ethernet SOA technologies like SOME /IP
  • Familiarity with ASPICE, ISO 26262 and SAE standards
  • Familiarity with sysML and modeling language/tools
  • Familiarity with Domain controller and distributed systems
  • Familiarity with Connected Vehicle distributed systems.
  • Familiarity with embedded automotive development boards (Renesas, NXP etc)
  • Unit, integration, regression, user testing and load testing
  • Code quality tools (42Crunch, SonarQube, CheckMarx, etc)
  • GIT hub, Jenkins, Maven, Gradle and CI/CD tools.
  • Proven experience in embedded robotic systems design with real-time operating systems
  • Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting of embedded systems
  • Experience in apple CarPlay
  • Experience in vehicle cybersecurity
  • Experience in device driver development in CAN, LIN, Ethernet, SENT, I2C, SPI etc.
  • Understanding of clean code practices
  • Strong documentation and writing skills
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Great collaboration and communication skills.
  • 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!

    Standard benefits language for all positions except intern/co-op and supplemental

    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.

    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 132 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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