Ford Motor Company Wi-Fi Hotspot Development Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Wi-Fi Hotspot Development Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

A brilliant opportunity for innovative engineers and developers to be part of the Ford mobility team, partaking in delivering state of the art products and services.


  • Responsible for architecture strategy development for Vehicle Global Service Delivery Network, Embedded Modem integration and mobile app integration working with multiple stake holders.

  • Responsible for developing complex technical specifications at system level and sub-system level.

  • Works with cross functional groups to develop interoperability interfaces across sub systems and translate them into sub system level requirements for building state-of-the-art connected vehicle systems architecture.

  • Provide guidance and inputs for feature design verification plans working with requirements engineering teams and feature owners.

  • Responsible for managing technical requirements to multiple sub systems and provide guidance on system design and technologies.

  • Take leadership role working closely with Device manufacturers and Mobile Network Operators to ensure solutions meet Ford requirements.

  • Review Wireless Network operator solution rollout schedule, meeting milestones and program timing.

  • Implement Engineering Design Change Proposals

  • Supports Issue Resolution as needed

  • Create solutions to wireless connectivity, reliability and performance issues found within the development process.

  • Build and maintain relationships across the cellular network & mobile device

  • Work closely with the Validation team to address issues found, review root cause analysis and proposed fixes, and ensure Test Procedures cover current design

  • Maintain a product DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)

  • Manage project timeline to achieve project milestones

  • Responsible for DVP&R (Design Verification Process and Report) to validate product according to customer requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science

  • 3+ years of experience of 802.11ac and proceeding protocols

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of embedded telematics device communication, integration with wireless carrier network is highly preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of 802.11ac and proceeding protocols.

  • Knowledge of enterprise IT systems and their interoperability mechanisms

  • Knowledge of vehicle to cloud connectivity or knowledge of Internet of Things is preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to navigate through working teams across multiple departments.

  • Ability to work with large cross functional teams under aggressive timelines and sporadic heavy workloads.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks on hand by evaluating long term implications.

  • Knowledge and experience with systems architecture and engineering fundamentals and interoperability standards and emerging trends.

  • Experience analyzing system failure points, evaluating pros and cons of solution proposals including conducting FMEAs

  • Strong customer focus and excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Strong knowledge of mobile network operator architecture

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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