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Digital Engineer, Hardware Systems

at Ford Motor Company

Posted: 1/15/2020
Job Reference #: 431421
Keywords: engineer, electrical

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Digital Engineer, Hardware Systems

Job Description & Qualifications
Job Descriptions and Qualifications:
Position Description/Overview:

This is a position for an electrical hardware engineer with emphasis in digital design. You will be part of an engineering team working on next generation modules for vehicles. The successful candidate will be working with a design team to implement circuits, validate circuit implementations, analyze and resolve hardware failures, and be responsible to meet Ford’s quality, on time, and maintaining cost targets.

  • High Speed digital circuit design to meet section requirements
  • Design of circuits using industry standard schematic capture tools
  • Layout implementation of responsible subsection
  • Design complex high-speed signals that meet impedance requirements
  • Worst case analysis of circuits in area of responsibility
  • Generate documentation that defines processor pin assignments
  • Development of detailed design documents
  • Perform failure mode analysis and generate process documentation
  • Define stress test routines required to validate functional sections
  • Design communication links between the processor, other internal subsections, and external modules
  • Formulate test plans to ensure component level performance
  • Validation testing to ensure performance over temperature and voltage extremes
  • Root cause and resolve issues in assigned sections
  • Participate in system design reviews
  • Interface closely with other teams such as Software, Mechanical, Manufacturing teams, and with external component suppliers
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally
Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Electrical or Computer Engineering program with graduation no later than May 2019.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic knowledge of Hardware and Embedded Software systems
  • Knowledgeable on microprocessors, solid state memory, cameras, displays and sensors
  • Working knowledge of industry standard interfaces such LVDS, DDR, PCI, I2C, and Ethernet
  • Excellent hardware and software debugging skills
  • Familiar with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, temperature chambers, time-domain reflectometers, and precision power meters
  • Motivated and self-starter
  • Strong collaboration and leadership skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with business users and engineering professionals including globally distributed teams; ability to adjust communications appropriately for the audience; work with all levels of management and diverse work groups
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, you 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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