System Software Engineer – Connected Applications

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System Software Engineer – Connected Applications
Palo Alto
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
The Ford Research and Innovation center in Palo Alto works at the beginning of the product and technology development process at Ford Motor Company. We are part of the Research and Advanced Engineering group within Ford Product Development. We work with technology new to Ford and the automotive industry and help set the direction for the company when innovating on new products and services. We have a strong emphasis on software and services with that will help create the experiences and features that will differentiate Ford in the coming decades.

We are currently looking for an experienced and capable systems engineer to help bridge the hardware world to the software one. This role will expose hardware to software and help ensure safe, robust operation of applications and services we develop.

This position is located at Ford’s Research & Innovation Center in Palo Alto, CA. Resume, Cover Letter, Github Profile or Portfolio material are encouraged with submissions.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Design and develop software to integrate multiple systems.
  • Author documentation to assist other developers with their development
  • Write unit tests and other software to enable quality software and systems.

Basic Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical degree.
  • 3+ years of embedded software development experience.
  • 1+ years designing and implementing embedded system architectures OR
  • 1+ years developing device drivers or kernel-level functionality.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer engineering
  • Automotive interest and experience
  • Working knowledge of CAN networks
  • Previous experience with QNX or embedded Linux

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.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not 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.