The Ford Research and Innovation center in Palo Alto works at the beginning of the product and technology development process at Ford Motor Company. We are part of the Research and Advanced Engineering group within Ford Product Development. We work with technology new to Ford and the automotive industry and help set the direction for the company when innovating on new products and services. We have a strong emphasis on software and services with that will help create the experiences and features that will differentiate Ford in the coming decades.
We are currently looking for a mechatronics research engineer to help develop and integrate new systems on and off vehicle. The ideal candidate will have experience with embedded software development and board-level design. They will also have experience with robotics, drones/uavs, or autonomous vehicle development.
This position is located at Ford’s Research & Innovation Center in Palo Alto, CA. Resume, Cover Letter, Github Profile or Portfolio material are encouraged with submissions.
Develop hardware and software to integrate vehicle with third-party devices and services.
Develop software to expose hardware to other applications and developers.
Work with vision engineers, machine learning engineers, and other subject matter experts to implement new algorithms on devices.
BA/BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Aeronautical Engineering or similar technical degree.
2+ years of experience with board-level layout design with EAGLE, Altium, or similar software packages
1+ years of embedded software development
Master’s Degree in an electrical or mechanical engineering field.
Hands-on experience with robotic system integrations
Automotive interest and experience
Working knowledge of CAN networks
Thorough understanding of wireless networking technologies and protocols.
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 for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
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