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Ford Motor Company AI & Computing Research Engineer in Palo Alto, California


Job Title:

AI & Computing Research Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams! With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation!

What you’ll be able to do:

  • Drive research from concepts to Minimum Viable Product to Tech Transfer in Artificial Intelligence like Machine Learning, Neural Networks, or Computer Vision

  • Conduct experiments and Proof of Concept projects to determine the viability of ideas and technologies that leverage AI/ML/DL

  • Generate and document intellect property (IP) as appropriate as a result of the research conducted

  • Thought leadership in hardware/software stack used in AI research

Minimum requirements we seek:

  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related degree (Thesis in Machine/Deep Learning, Computer Vision/Image Processing, Signal Processing, NLP/NLU etc.)

  • Evidence of prior Research experience like Patents, Publications, Research Projects etc.

  • 3+ years of software development experience which may include internships and fellowships outside of academic setting

Our preferred qualifications:

  • Breadth in multiple fields of AI: Gaming, Cognition, Search, Detection, Classification, Recommendation, Vision or Sensor Fusion

  • Analytical mindset with proficiency in at least one of the Artificial Intelligence fields

  • Understanding of emerging AI landscape from academics to start-ups to technology leaders

  • Ability to quickly learn and apply concepts to wide variety of domains including vehicle features and mobility services

  • Experience in set-up and tear-down of compute infrastructure

  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Willingness to work in an ambiguous environment and “whatever it takes to deliver” attitude

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

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 available for this position.

By choice, we are 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.

For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

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Ford Motor Company


Information Technology

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Information Technology (IT)


Office of the CIO & Business Ofc.




Palo Alto