CSSO Mobile Navigation Development Engineer
Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, MI

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Job Description & Qualifications
Position Duties:

  • Ford Motor Company has an opening on our SYNC team. This is a Product Development role with a focus on Mobile Navigation Architecture and Development for SYNC. Work with the latest technologies, smart phones, and web services.
  • Test and deploy mobile applications in-vehicle.
  • Work with leaders and developers from around the world from major names in technology
  • Show off Mobile Navigation products at auto shows and vehicle launch events
  • Developing global requirements for product and advanced product functionality in cooperation with other SYNC product managers.
  • Specifying customer-driven product and technical requirements
  • Architecting future API designs based on product requirements and system capabilities.
  • Developing and running unit tests and test scenarios for new and existing products.
  • Managing business and technical relationships with external partners.
  • Supporting vehicle and mobile application launch activities.
  • Develop new low-cost navigation solutions for European and Asia markets as a stop-gap replacement for next-gen connectivity systems.
  • Work closely with the SYNC, Navigation, and AppLink teams to deliver best-in-class and best-in-cost navigation solutions across all in-vehicle line ups globally.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Strong knowledge of existing SYNC connectivity solutions and telematics technology or similar system.
  • Awareness of the mobile device, navigation and consumer electronics market
  • Extensive understanding of the connectivity and mobile developer value chain.
  • Deep working knowledge of mobile marketplace trends, application stores and carrier go-to market strategies.
  • Deep working knowledge of OEM and supplier trends for application integration, navigation and connectivity strategies.
  • Extensive experience managing software development by 3rd party software vendors.
  • Solid technical knowledge of vehicle electrical systems, (infotainment and connectivity sub-systems) and connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth, USB, WiFi, and DoV
  • Extensive experience building and launching hardware and software products into in-vehicle production applications, with specifics on in-vehicle head units and hardware.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • MS or MBA preferred
  • We’re looking for an individual that has a strong balance between Engineering Hardware and Software skills. The role requires a solid understanding in each of these domains.
  • Relevant work and or academic experience preferred
  • The ideal candidate would also have programming experience with Objective-C, Java, and .NET technologies.
  • Experience with development tools and SDK’s from Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Microsoft are also preferred.
  • Strong preference toward applicants that have designed, specified and launched in-vehicle infotainment systems and/or SYNC features.
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