Ford Motor Company Software Architect- Embedded Audio Technologies in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Software Architect- Embedded Audio Technologies

Job Description & Qualifications:

Position Description/Overview:

This position is responsible for technically leading the development of Audio Management frameworks for Ford infotainment products. This includes performing tasks throughout the entire software life cycle – planning, requirements, design, coding, testing and defect resolution. The engineer will work with distributed software team to develop and investigate solutions.


  • Lead the design, development and support of Audio management and control related software components.

  • Provide technical guidance and participate in design reviews

  • Mentor junior team members

  • Work with key technology partners to develop the solutions.

  • Participate in root cause analysis of hardware quality problems and software defects

  • Participate in system design, documentation, and testing to deliver a best-in-class infotainment system

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related

  • 7+ years C/C++ software development experience on embedded, mobile, or consumer electronic platforms

  • 3+ years’ experience developing Head Units/Infotainment Systems, Connectivity, Hands free technology.

  • 3+ years’ of audio and acoustics principles experience

  • 3+ years’ of audio management principles i.e. priority arbitration, source switch sequencing experience

  • 3+ years’ with audio processes and management: volume, loudness, balance/fade, EQ, delay/surround sound, limiters and mixing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mastery of C/C++ language, GNU tool chain, and Unix (QNX, Linux, or equivalent)

  • Experience with embedded build systems including QNX system builder, buildroot, yocto, or equivalent

  • Proficiency with revision control including Git, Subversion, or equivalent

  • Knowledge of in-vehicle signaling and communication mechanisms such as CAN.

  • Familiarity with various amplifier types and audio transport methods: analog, EAVB, A2B, etc.

  • Knowledge of multi-zone audio systems helpful (rear entertainment)

  • Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

  • Multi-site software project team experience

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.

Visa sponsorship is 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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