Technical Expert - Advanced Steering Technology

Ford Motor Company
February 18, 2024
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Job Description

The Technical Expert - Advanced Steering Technology is responsible for technical design leadership, validation and vehicle integration of safety critical electro-mechanical steering systems (System design, electronic design, mechanical design) into Ford Motor company vehicles including new product innovation such as Steer-by-Wire, Full Electric RCB and 48V Electric Power Steering.

Responsibilities

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The Technical Expert - Advanced Steering Technology is responsible for technical design leadership, validation and vehicle integration of safety critical electro-mechanical steering systems (System design, electronic design, mechanical design) into Ford Motor company vehicles including new product innovation such as Steer-by-Wire, Full Electric RCB and 48V Electric Power Steering.

  • Lead design, develop and validate Advanced Steering Systems through initial concept development to production design release including the Steer-by-Wire / Electric Power Steering human steering control interface(human-"robot" interface). Lead development with strong focus on BIC quality - Zero FSA.
  • Lead Advanced Steering Systems (Integrated System Products) specification development of overall system functionality, user experience, architecture, electrical hardware, sub-system function/control, communication, and electro-mechanical hardware.
  • Champion proper execution of Functional Safety(ISO-26262) deliverables at Ford & Supply base to ensure a safe system design and validation
  • Lead System and Sub-system Failure Mode and Safety analysis(DFMEA, Functional Safety) to ensure robust requirements, fault management strategies, design analysis, and validation across all disciplines(Electrical, Hardware, Software, Controls)
  • Lead Technical Design Reviews for advanced steering embedded system design, system/software functionality, electro-mechanical hardware reviews, and Fault management & Diagnostic strategies (Ford and Supplier). Focus on execution of BIC quality - Zero FSA.
  • Lead the creation of Advanced Steering System/architecture requirements, Advanced Steering sub-system requirements, and interfacing system requirements (e.g. ASIL D/B Power Supply, VCM , Powertrain, Brakes, ADAS, Wiring/EDS , etc) using rigorous requirement management tools.
  • Ensure appropriate validation of requirements which include vehicle, system, sub-system, mechanical, electrical, EMC including validation of interfaces with interfacing systems.
  • Define appropriate Vehicle Validation and Verification test plans for Advanced Steering technology to ensure vehicle safety and functionality. This includes Fault Insertion testing, Safety Strategy Validation (ISO-26262), functional validation, error state robustness, and system stability at the vehicle level.
  • Support HIL strategy and test case development
  • Define execution of steering system stability process for current EPAS and advanced steering technology.
  • Lead development of safety critical control strategies and robust calibration processes.
  • Define acceptable functionality criteria for EMC test plans for advanced steering technology.
  • Technical support for critical issue resolution for in-flight and new steering technologies.
  • Support mechatronics Technical Design Reviews for in-flight programs and new steering technologies.
  • Support advanced steering technology feature and SysML requirement modeling.
  • Collaborate with Steering Controls Motion+, ADAS, and L3 teams to deliver interface requirements and optimized functionality.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:

  • BS Engineering- Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Engineering or strongly related.
  • 10+ years of safety critical Automotive design experience or related Industry experience, steering experience preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of steering technology and system design
  • Experience with strong supplier management of complex mechatronics embedded systems.
  • Technical depth in system functional design/specification, mechatronics, electronics, controls, software, system architecture and mechanical design
  • Advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills, passion for quality, passion for customer - inherent self-starter with strong drive for results.
  • High technical aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to forge productive relationships, achieve cooperation, and influence priorities of technical experts and other key partners.
  • Ability to manage/resolve simultaneous challenging complex technical issues.
  • Strong oral/written communication skills to lead group projects, issue resolution, and management reviews.
  • Experience applying Systems Engineering, Failure Mode Avoidance, and ISO-26262 to develop safety critical systems.
  • Experience with Steering/Vehicle Dynamics
  • Demonstrated Proficiency in engineering disciplines: DFMEA, Functional Safety, DVP&R, 8D, Process Control, PFMEA, and System Engineering Fundamentals
  • Experience with CAN Networks, ECU Calibration, CAN and ECU data logging including Canape/CANalyzer
  • Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • MS Engineering Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Engineering or strongly related
  • Experience with Electro-mechanical Embedded systems
  • Experience with ADAS Systems
  • Experience developing a safety critical product/new technology from initial development through launch
  • Knowledgeable in GPDS and GTDS
  • Experience with HIL Testing
  • Interface experience with Corporate Safety and Legal teams on safety critical systems.
  • Cross-functional knowledge of Power Supply and Brakes System design
  • 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.

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