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

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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.

The Dev Enablement team’s mission is to make it easy for Software Engineers to do the right thing by enabling and empowering them to efficiently deliver software to Ford’s Cloud-based environments.

As a key member of our Information Technology group, you’ll play a critical part in shaping the future of mobility. If you’re looking for the chance to leverage advanced technology to redefine the transportation landscape, enhance the customer experience and improve people’s lives, this is the opportunity for you. Join us and challenge your IT expertise and analytical skills to help create vehicles that are as smart as you are.

AI & Computing Research Engineer – Palo Alto, CA.

The automobile is being redefined as a networked computing platform upon which an ever-evolving set of applications are being designed, creating exciting new consumer services and experiences. Continuing our leadership in this realm, Ford Motor Company’s winning aspiration is to become the world’s most trusted mobility company, designing smart vehicles for a smart world. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning (AI/ML/DL) will be a key technology to realize Ford’s aspiration.

Ford is looking for exceptional Researchers in the field of AI/ML/DL. The ideal candidates for these Research Engineer positions will have outstanding research capability, technology development skills, and the ability to work within the framework of security, privacy, usability, and reliability constraints in the automotive environment. The Research Engineers are expected to generate Intellectual Property and document findings. These positions are focused on extensive collaboration within Ford and with external partners. The research engineer will focus on AI/ML/DL Fundamental and Applied Research for in-vehicle, off-vehicle/enterprise and mobility services applications.

Responsibilities Include:

  • 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 Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related degree (course work in Machine/Deep Learning, Computer Vision/Image Processing, Signal Processing, NLP/NLU etc.)

  • 3+ years of experience in developing Machine Learning/Deep Learning software or platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

  • 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.

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.

At Ford Motor Company, the distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter. Join the Ford team today, and discover the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

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

For information on Ford’s benefits and compensation, click here: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-4.pdf

Auto req ID:

47372BR

Company:

Ford Motor Company

Function:

Information Technology

Skill Team:

Information Technology (IT)

Sub-Component:

Office of the CIO & Business Ofc.

State:

California

Location:

Palo Alto

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