Embedded Modem Systems Engineer

Ford Motor Company US Dearborn, MI
Job Description & Qualifications

Job Description:

* Work with feature/Module owners within different Ford organizations such as Connected Vehicles & Services, Research & Advanced Engineering, Security, IT, and other organizations to develop new features and functions related to current and future TCU variants/generations globally.

* Help define and develop next generations of Ford Motor Company's telematics features in alignment with technology growth and future trends.

* Lead the development, validation, and launch of the Telematics Control Unit and its features, in conjunction with the in house hardware and software development teams.

* Work with cross functional teams to help define protocol and message structure for vehicle to cloud communication.

* Own & maintain TCU core system specification, and develop detailed sub-system & system level (end to end) test plans.

* Execute system tests as required to support lead program launch.

* Work closely with the in house development team, CV&S, and IVI systems team to analyze and resolve system issues related to the TCU.

* Author and manage any design change requests related to the TCU.

* Evaluate incoming feature requests (Design change requests - DCRs) and identify System impact needs based on these requests.

* Quantify feature release quality by evaluating projected software defect rate, number of open defects, etc.

* Perform benchmark studies and remain current with latest technologies and competitive products as means to drive new innovative features and functions pertinent to RF chipset and Telematics module design.

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Computer Science

* 2+ years of experience in automotive infotainment and telematics system design and development

* 2+ years of experience in automotive connectivity solutions such as Wi-Fi, Cellular, Bluetooth, vehicle networking

* 2+ years of experience with embedded module architecture: Microcontrollers, SoC, Flash, RAM, device drivers

* 2+ years knowledge of Vehicle CAN / LIN communication networks

Preferred Qualifications:

* Masters of Science in Electrical /Computer/Software engineering or Computer Science.

* Thorough understanding of cellular technologies 2G/3G/4G (CDMA, GSM/EDGE,

WCDMA/UMTS/HSPA+, LTE) for devices and core networks (MSC, HLR, VLR, etc.)

* Solid knowledge of 3GPP/3GPP2 standards

* Experience of working with carriers and understanding of PLMN, HPLMN, RPLMN, VPLMN,EHPLMN, OPLMN

* Detailed understanding of configuration and software reflash thru OTA reflash mechanisms

* General understanding of CAN and OTA (Over The Air) security requirements.

* Thorough understanding of vehicle to cloud connectivity: APN, VPN, TCP/IP stack etc. with associated security elements like SSL, message level encryption, code signing etc.

* Good overall understanding/experience with high speed communication buses like USB, Ethernet etc. for automotive applications.

* General understanding of in vehicle HMI requirements related to connected vehicle feature.

* Independent worker and capable of delivering multiple project commitments concurrently.

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you'd expect from a diverse global leader. You'll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

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.