Autonomous Chassis Systems Control Engineer

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Autonomous Chassis Systems Control Engineer
Ford Motor Company

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At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.

Do you have an interest in vehicle dynamics and control systems? Here is an opportunity to drive the latest prototype vehicles while creating and developing chassis controls for autonomous driving vehicles. This Ford Chassis Controls position involves a mix of theory, computer simulation, and in-vehicle testing. We will be taking a systems level approach to development of requirements and analysis of those requirements as they apply to various chassis systems to perform autonomous driving functions.

We are seeking an experienced Chassis (Brakes, Steering, Suspension) Systems Controls Engineer, in our Dearborn, Michigan location.

  • Develop requirements, failure analysis and design verification plans for vehicle motion controls, including chassis, powertrain, power-supply on an autonomous vehicle.
  • Develop vehicle motion control algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink Models
  • Perform vehicle motion control calibration and vehicle testing
  • Perform requirements/software functional validation (MIL/SIL testing) and work closely with HIL test engineers
  • Develop requirements /software validation tools using MATLAB/Simulink
  • Develop and maintain vehicle motion control dynamics models for algorithm development and stability analysis
  • Work closely with Ford engineers and tier-1 suppliers to develop feature interface requirements
  • Work closely with Brakes / EPAS / Powertrain feature and system engineers to resolve in-house software issues
  • Develop Brakes / EPAS HIL lab for bench testing
  • Develop vehicle simulation models for algorithm development and calibration
  • Innovate new Autonomous Vehicle, Chassis control or Driver Assistance features
  • Develop processes and tools to improve Chassis control development productivity
Basic Qualifications:
  • BS in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Systems, Controls Engineering or Computer Science
  • 2 years of Control System development experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Computer Science
  • 2 years of software development experience including development of “C” code or model-based applications
  • 2 years’ experience in Engineering role for Chassis (brakes, steering), Powertrain or Power-supply systems
  • 2 years of controls system and state machine development experience
  • Experience in design and development of Computer Vision/FPGA/HDL systems
  • Experience applying Systems Engineering
  • Familiarity with Vector CANape, CANalyzer and dSPACE Controls Desk, TargetLink
  • Troubleshooting experience with electromechanical systems
  • Experience developing and executing test plans
  • Experience applying engineering disciplines for failure mode avoidance
  • Familiarity with ISO-26262
  • Demonstrated proficiency with CAN communication and databases
  • Experience developing system requirements
  • Good communications and project management skills
  • Strong leadership skills, passion for quality, passion to improve customer satisfaction
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.