Supervisor, Advanced Architectures for Automated Driving

Auto Req ID:
Job Title:
Supervisor, Advanced Architectures for Automated Driving
Palo Alto
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
Supervisor, Advanced Architectures for Automated Driving

Job description:

Supervisor, Advanced Architectures for Automated Driving position offered by Ford Motor Company (Palo Alto, CA). Manage, through a subordinate team, development of Ford Center of Excellence in signal processing, machine learning, and perceptual computing. Identify and hire new personnel for Palo Alto facility, conduct performance reviews, and meet budget and headcount targets. Develop network between internal research laboratories in Palo Alto, Dearborn and Germany for collaborative projects. Initiate and manage projects with external partners, interfacing and networking with Silicon Valley-based technology firms, startups, universities, non-traditional suppliers and technology forums to scout and incorporate new technologies into Ford’s autonomous vehicle development. Lead advancement of state-of-the-art sensors, software, and silicon to increase robustness, coverage, accuracy and confidence of next generation autonomous vehicles. Support development of solutions for real-time embedded automotive applications using model based design tools, rapid prototyping and in-vehicle advanced computing platforms including GPU and GP-GPU.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s or foreign equivalent degree in electrical engineering, computer science or a related technical field
  • 3 years of experience in the job offered or 3 years of experience executing a project from inception to completion across multiple disciplines, including conducting research, working with sensor hardware and sensor calibration, acquiring and analyzing data, developing algorithms, implementing applications, and establishing and leveraging ground-truth data
  • 3 years of experience delivering technology demonstrations and communicating the essence of the new technologies to senior leadership (C-Suite), clients and external media
  • 2 years of experience conducting independent research and leading projects
  • 2 years of experience using machine learning and pattern recognition techniques, including clustering, regression, classification, feature engineering, mixture models, neural networks, K-means, and Support Vector Machines
  • 1 year of experience using MATLAB to develop sensor fusion algorithms using object level information from automotive radar, camera and ultrasonic sensors
  • 1 year of experience working with and socializing automotive embedded domain controllers with internal customers and interacting with suppliers and developing sensor systems for Level 4+ autonomous vehicle perception platforms
  • 1 year of experience developing signal processing and sensor fusion algorithms for automotive applications using cameras, RADARs, LiDARs, GPS, IMU and automotive communication protocols (CAN)
  • 1 year of experience developing algorithms and concepts, including image processing, feature detection and matching, and coordinate frames
  • 1 year of experience optimizing algorithms to meet runtime or accuracy objectives
  • Experience may be, but need not be, acquired concurrently
The distance between imagination and …. Creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. And, it can be a road you start traveling right now. When you join Ford Motor Company, your journey begins. You 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.

At Ford Motor Company, the distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter. Join the Ford team today, and discover the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader.

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. Ford Motor Company also is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment such persons.