Infotainment Embedded Software Developer - Middleware

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Infotainment Embedded Software Developer - Middleware
Palo Alto
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.

The Infotainment Embedded Software Developer – Middleware is responsible for creating software services for Ford’s Sync infotainment system. This includes code to support features for navigation, media, entertainment, phone, voice, and vehicle interfaces.


  • Develop C/C++ middleware for Ford’s SYNC infotainment system
  • Design, document, integrate, and test APIs / SDKs that provide services for: media, phone, navigation, speech–recognition, mobile device connectivity, and CAN network communication
  • Lead integration, build, and release of firmware images for Ford SYNC platform
  • Lead root cause analysis of software defects. Lead optimization of boot-up performance and system responsiveness
  • Participate in system design, documentation, and testing to deliver a best-in-class infotainment system

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • 3+ years C/C++ software development experience on embedded, mobile, or consumer electronic platforms

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • 4+ years C/C++ software development experience on embedded, mobile, or consumer electronic platforms
  • Proficiency of C/C++ language, GNU toolchain, and Unix: QNX, Linux, or equivalent
  • Experience with QNX and Qt/QML
  • Experience with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Experience with communication protocols: CAN, TCP/IP, USB, Bluetooth, and/or Wi-Fi
  • Proficiency with revision control including: git, subversion, or equivalent
  • Working knowledge and experience developing an infotainment feature technology, such as navigation, voice recognition, media phone, or a similar technology
  • Excellent project management skills, customer focus, as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Automotive product development process and quality experience (i.e., A-SPICE, FMEA, etc.)

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.

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
may be available for this position.

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.