Autonomous Vehicle Connectivity – Systems Engineer

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Autonomous Vehicle Connectivity – Systems Engineer
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
  • Research, evaluate and recommend state of art technologies used in autonomous vehicles connectivity.
  • Responsible for interfacing with research and advanced engineering teams to bring new concepts into production.
  • Collaborates with a team of cross-functional domain experts for developing autonomous vehicle connectivity engineering strategy.
  • Work as part of a team defining and specifying V2X policies (Vehicle to Vehicle, Vehicle to Infrastructure, Vehicle to Grid, Vehicle to Network, Vehicle to Pedestrian etc..) for autonomous vehicle connectivity development
  • Collaborates with a team of experts in Vehicle Electronics Integration, Spectrum of connectivity channels, cloud based application systems and mobile applications integration in defining the requirements and specifications for autonomous vehicles development.
  • Collaborates with a team of architects and vehicle systems engineers to breakdown Autonomous vehicle connectivity features into manageable chunks of functional components and distribute them across Vehicle, Cloud, Partner systems and Mobile App sub-systems / components.
  • Responsible for developing complex technical specifications at vehicle sub-system level and correlating with ecosystem level architecture specifications.
  • Works with cross functional groups to develop interoperability interfaces across sub systems and translate them into sub system level requirements for building state-of-the-art connected vehicle systems architecture.
  • Author requirements and develop re-usable feature design into vehicle components for autonomous vehicle connectivity features.
  • Responsible for engineering efficient autonomous vehicle features that integrate multiple sub-systems. Conduct cost-benefit analysis and present architecture options to a large set of stake holders and gain cross functional alignment
Required Qualifications:
  • BS Engineering discipline in Computer Sciences or Electrical and Electronics
  • 4+ years of experience with embedded software design
  • 2+ years of experience with embedded component design, CAN Bus architecture, diagnostics and interoperability of embedded device messaging
  • 2+ years of experience identifying solutions, that leverage existing systems and assets, with creative solution definition methodology and focus on end to end lifecycle of the product/feature and analyzing system failure points, evaluating pros and cons of solution proposals including conducting high level FMAs and FMEAs

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS Engineering discipline in Computer Sciences or Electrical and Electronics
  • Experience with interoperability techniques and standards in in-vehicle embedded systems
  • Experience with network communication protocols, transport protocols and payload optimization techniques
  • Experience with analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to navigate through working teams across multiple departments
  • Experience in use case modelling and use case design reviews
  • Experience working with large cross functional teams under aggressive timelines and sporadic heavy workloads
  • Knowledge of cloud based application integration, enterprise application integration and service oriented architecture concepts and micro services architecture principles is a PLUS
  • Experience with prioritizing tasks on hand by evaluating long term implications
  • Experience with core engineering fundamentals and interoperability standards and emerging trends
  • Experience in supporting a system or component through the product lifecycle to launch

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