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Ford Motor Company Drive Information Applications – Design and Release (D&R) Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Drive Information Applications – Design and Release (D&R) Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

In Ford Motor Company’s Instrument Cluster engineering organization, we create and industrialize innovative driver information technologies to enable new, enhanced driver experiences. Our Instrument Clusters offer best-in-class performance with easy to use HMI and appealing analog and digital designs, and use the newest industry leading technologies, while delivering on commonality to drive scale and affordability.

This Application Engineer position is focused on the application of new Instrument Clusters into future vehicle programs. The engineer is expected to lead and manage these integration projects, coordinating all the various internal organizations and suppliers that together co-create high quality Instrument Clusters that launch on time and on budget.

To fill this position, Ford is seeking a highly motivated leader who leverages existing knowledge and experience to quickly pick up new skills and knowledge. Must be comfortable with communication in large forums and be able to simplify and communicate complex concepts. This individual should have experience working cross-functionally with an ability to quickly build rapport and relationships. This individual should also have a demonstrated history of success leading complex projects with suppliers.


Lead Application Engineering activities for Instrument Cluster programs (ePMT support, prototype builds and launch, integrator, AVBOM, WERS, ED&T, PCP, VSEM, eFDVS, DEMS/AIMS, etc.)

  • Interface with design studio and supply base to develop instrument clusters to support program timing. Ensure products meet functions, quality, cost, weight and timing requirements

  • Manage the product development process from product planning to component development, component and sub system validation through program launch

  • Manage the suppliers to meet program timing

  • Hold weekly PAT and TDRs as necessary and coordinate with program HMI development team

  • Troubleshoot and root cause analysis for software and/or hardware related issues

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Engineering related

  • 3+ years of experience working with Product or module components

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience with Project Management

  • 5+ years of experience working with Design & Release

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we’re Built Ford Tough. We’re one team striving to make people’s lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for the win.

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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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development


EESE (Electrical & Electronic Sys Engrg)