HIL Powertrain Software Validation Engineer

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HIL Powertrain Software Validation Engineer
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
The powertrain software validation engineer tests Ford’s latest gas/ hybrid engine and transmission control strategies on a dSPACE Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) simulator using a combination of internally/externally developed plant models. This is an exciting and challenging environment as Ford Motor Company keeps increasing the amount of development and validation using analytical methods.
  • Collaborate with control system engineers to create hardware in the loop (HIL)-specific test cases to determine proper function of powertrain Control software
  • Configure and validate HIL I/O circuits and custom wiring harness function that interface to the PCM (powertrain control module)
  • Tune engine plant model for specific powertrain
  • Verify vehicle model stability and performance under various vehicle operating conditions
  • Work closely with calibration engineers and control system engineers to troubleshoot issues found during testing
  • Maintain HIL system operation - plant models, system hardware, user interfaces, and test automation tools
  • Lead issue resolution of issues uncovered during software validation

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree with a technical specialization.
  • 3+ years’ experience in testing and debugging automotive / aerospace embedded systems software
  • 2+ years’ experience with HIL hardware and software
  • 1+ year experience scripting of automated tests or automated data analysis

  • Master of Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Science Engineering
  • 2+ years’ experience with development or testing of combustion engines
  • 1 year experience with plant modeling and simulation
  • Matlab/ Simulink experience
  • Python programming experience
  • Experience with object-oriented languages such as Java, C#, or Visual Basic
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving techniques
  • Highly motivated/ self-starter

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