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Ford Motor Company Embedded Software Engineer in Palo Alto, California

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.

Ford Model E is responsible for developing the key technologies and capabilities – such as EV platforms, batteries, e-motors, inverters, charging and recycling – to create ground-up, breakthrough electric vehicles. By joining the best software, engineering, design and UX talent, you will be a part of creating new technologies and concepts that can be applied across the Ford enterprise. Being on the Ford Model E team means building the future as Ford’s center of innovation and growth through electric and connected vehicles and services.

Ford Model e Platform Architecture Engineering is looking for an embedded software engineer to work on software systems for Ford vehicles. In this role you will work cross functionally with the product development team to integrate and test embedded software solutions for the next generation of Ford vehicles. You will be expected to pivot quickly on new ideas. Failing fast will be normal.

What you'll do…

  • Lead the successful development of next generation modules for electric vehicles

  • Work with architects, engineers and other technical specialists to design a integrate

  • Partner with cross functional teams to define objectives, scopes, timelines, milestones, deliverables, etc.

  • Coordinate with system owners with planning, implementation approaches, testing, documenting, and maintain solutions for cloud, on premise, and hybrid services, systems or subsystems using defined processes and tools.

  • Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability, and scalability of systems

  • Integrate solutions with existing embedded systems components

  • Interface with hardware design team

  • Provide post-production escalation support

  • Develop new drivers for various I/O components

  • Implementation of networking CAN, LIN, Ethernet protocols, and IOT Protocols using modern programing languages such as C, Rust and Python

  • Design and fabricate custom schematics, PCB, and PCBA

  • Execute board bring-up of experimental hardware

  • Participate in software and hardware design reviews

  • Integrate and test new software builds on prototyping vehicle platforms

  • Engage with the hardware design team around board layout and component selection

  • Deliver artifacts to OTA and program teams for incorporation into production releases

  • Develop regression tests and ensure proper code coverage for release software

You'll Have…

  • B.S. in Electrical, Computer Engineering or Computer Science

  • 3 + years proven working experience in software/hardware engineering programming in C and Python

  • 1 + year experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting of embedded systems

  • 1+ year of PCB design with board bring up

  • Direct knowledge of 2.4ghz/900mhz wireless protocols

  • Direct knowledge of automotive ethernet, CAN, LIN, and the latest automotive communications standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Using vehicle diagnostics tools such as Vector, Peak, Intrepid, etc

  • Familiarity with continuous development and software development processes

  • Strong documentation, writing, and communications skills

  • Must be willing to learn what it takes to mitigate solutions on the fly

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. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is 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 status.​


Requisition ID : 21649