Middleware Developer


On Site
Full Time


Product development
Embedded C
Design patterns
Embedded software
Code coverage
IT management
Electrical engineering
Computer engineering
Computer science
Software development
Operating systems
Software design
Data structure
Systems design
Adobe AIR
Adobe Flash
ISO 9000
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

In Product Development, we bring engineering ideas to life. The ADAS Software and Feature Development Team designs and develops software, providing magical experiences with features like Blue Cruise, Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Park Assist, and 360 Camera Systems. We are seeking a diligent, detail-driven professional to provide vital expertise in support of our Driver Assist Technologies Software Updates and Middleware team.

What you'll do...
  • Design, develop, and integrate the embedded C++ software platform for Middleware and Software Updates in Ford's next-generation ADAS systems
  • Leverage object-oriented design techniques, the C++ Standard Template Library, design patterns, and other higher-level features of C++ to create robust, efficient, and reliable software
  • Showcase your coding skills by creating exceptional C++ demos and production software delivered over-the-air into customer Ford vehicles
  • Utilize expertise in Adaptive AUTOSAR to develop best-in-class embedded software update code
  • Apply your knowledge of communication techniques and protocols, including TCP/IP, UDP, SPI, SOME/IP, and SOA
  • Apply Functional Safety principles as it applies to Driver Assist Software and Platform Software
  • Demonstrate commitment to quality by applying best practices to coding standards, static analysis, code coverage, code reviews
  • Support real-world testing of ADAS features, working closely with partner teams
  • Flash, validate and debug your code in bench and HIL setups, and in pre-production and prototype vehicles
  • Highlight your technical leadership amongst a team of highly energized and collaborative peers in a fast-paced environment

You'll have...
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field or a combination of education and equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience in software development using C++ (internship/co-op/coursework experience allowed)
  • 3+ years of experience designing and testing systems for high performance, high reliability computing applications (internship/co-op/coursework experience allowed)
  • 3+ years of experience developing on POSIX compliant operating systems, such as Linux (internship/co-op/coursework experience allowed)

Even better, you may have...
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar field of study
  • 5+ years of ADAS/Autonomy software development experience with proven success in a fast-paced, cross-functional engineering team environment
  • Strong understanding of modern Middleware designs and best practices
  • Expertise with boot chain constructs for managing Over-the-Air Software Updates
  • Expertise with established software design patterns, efficient data structures and multi-threaded system design
  • Expertise in Adaptive AUTOSAR and/or working level experience with ETAS toolchain
  • Understanding of various communication styles and protocols such as UDS, SOA, SOME/IP
  • Familiarity with Classic and Adaptive AUTOSAR stacks in support of Middleware capabilities
  • Familiarity with ISO 26262, security, and safety in performing SW Updates on consumer vehicles
  • Experience working within an Agile Software Development Methodology
  • Strong written and verbal communication

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder...or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

Tuition assistance

Established and active employee resource groups

Paid time off for individual and team community service

A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day

Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

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This position is a range of salary grades 7-8 .

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

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