Driver Assist Feature Owner

Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, MI4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
We bring engineering ideas to life. In Product Development, we make driving more exciting, enjoyable and sustainable. Ford’s Safety Electronics team designs and develops hardware and functional models that provide Best in Class behavior for features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Cross Traffic Alert, Active Park Assist and 360 Camera Systems. We are seeking seasoned professionals who can contribute to our efforts with experience in the development of sensors, ECUs, models and software. This position focuses on lead engineering for our driver assistance features.


Develop and refine use cases and functional level requirements & targets for Driver Assistance features
Implementation of functional level requirements in a Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow model, including, development of new feature functionality, development of test vectors, MIL/HIL/SIL test support, data analysis and review, issue identification and supplier interaction
Support replay and bench testing of models/algorithms to assess & improve performance of driver assistance features
Ensure the feature models are properly delivered to meet software delivery & program timing
Develop and refine functional safety requirements, item definition, hazard analysis & risk assessment, and functional safety concept in compliance with ISO-26262 / Ford Functional Safety process for driver assistance features
Develop system and subsystem level design, interfaces, and specifications to ensure production feature delivery across the entire range of Ford Motor Company vehicle offerings
Ensure system design, functional safety, and other deliverables allow for seamless integration with existing features and provide a thrilling user experience
Manage feature / functional development timing by the supplier
Support the development and refinement of design validation methods for ensuring proper feature-level performance across a variety of environmental and cross-carline noise factors
Support sign off of feature level performance, in particular first vehicle line application
Develop data analysis techniques and methods from data generated by both track and real-world validation methods to ensure feature achieves the desired specifications
Closely coordinate with feature development engineers to support execution of design verification plans to ensure proper feature-level performance
Plan and execute real-world evaluations to identify system problems and issues
Support and coordinate root-cause analysis with internal and external suppliers to ensure delivered system thrills our customers with the user experience
Integrate and configure models & other software packages with a variety of production and other in situ hardware to enable pre-production feature-level verification
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or related degree
1+ year of experience with MATLAB and/or Simulink modelling
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree or PHD in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or related degree
3+ years of experience in driver assistance feature development or Matlab/Simulink model development
Experience with computer vision & tracking of humans or pedestrians, specifically eye & head tracking
Understanding of embedded hardware and software design
Experience reviewing, categorizing, and analyzing field data to determine error states / failure modes
Experience developing, conducting, observing and reporting on statistically relevant experimentation / verification methods across the global population
Experience with model-based design methods in Simulink for creation/development and enhancement of current / new features
Understanding of Kalman filtering, vehicle dynamics, linear & nonlinear control methods
Software engineering & algorithm development experience. Any development time in any language (C, C++, Python, Matlab, etc.)
Developing and conducting laboratory and vehicle tests. Data collection and analysis

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is 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.