Software Research Supervisor

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Software Research Supervisor
Palo Alto
Ford Motor Company

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Job Summary:

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.

Our Software Research team is growing and seeking a Software Research Supervisor to help drive the future of mobility. Our research topics range from software architecture and operating systems to API frameworks and applications. We’re building a broadly capable team that can tackle the next important software topics. This position is located at Ford’s Research & Innovation Center in Palo Alto, CA.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage and lead a team of software researchers working on advanced software concepts and applications within Ford Research and Advanced Engineering
  • Help champion modern software development processes within Ford by leading by example
  • Work with counterparts in other areas to ensure alignment across overlapping areas
  • Mentor and help develop employees through their careers
  • Keep local and remote management apprised of project status, including presentations to management
  • Represent RIC Palo Alto at industry events and conferences

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related technical field
  • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer or technical product manager
  • 2+ years of experience managing or supervising a software team

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters’ degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related technical
  • Experience with embedded software development
  • Automotive experience

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, TN visa holders may be considered.

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.