Motorsports Powertrain Controls and Calibration Engineer


On Site
Full Time


Product development
Design thinking
User experience
Production control
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Development testing
Control system
Attention to detail
Computer hardware
Software development
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Product Development uses design thinking & user experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We bring innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life.We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to advancements in autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

In this position...
  • You will get to work on sports cars, both on and off road.
  • You will get to work in a fast-paced environment and will wear many hats in the process, exposing you to new opportunities regularly.

What you'll do...
  • Gasoline engine calibration and controls development for both professional and customer racing vehicles
  • Dynamometer & track-based hardware selection support and engine mapping with multiple engine control systems such as production Ford, Bosch Motorsports, MoTeC, New Eagle, etc.
  • Develop simulation environments for HiL (Hardware in the loop), SiL (Software in the loop) and DiL (Driver in the loop) testing
  • Support track testing as required
  • Perform modifications of production control strategies as required to meet vehicle attributes
  • Innovation of new technologies allowable within the boundaries imposed by appropriate race sanctioning bodies.

You'll have...
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or an equivalent technical degree.
  • Experience with simulation and coding in MATLAB & Simulink, development, testing, and validation of control system algorithms and calibrations
  • Possess a competitive spirt, can-do attitude, and interest in professional and amateur Motorsports at a technical level
  • Strong team player, ability to work with multiple suppliers, and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment with high responsibility
  • Detail oriented self-starter and problem solver
  • Must hold or be eligible for a passport. International and Domestic travel will be required

Even better, you may have...
  • Experience with AVL Puma, AVL Concerto, AVL Indicom
  • Experience using Bosch Motorsport, Motec and Cosworth hardware and software
  • Experience with ATI Vision and Ford production powertrain control strategies
  • Proficiency in C#, Python, MATLAB, VBA, or an equivalent programming language
  • Formula SAE experience very highly preferred

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, vision and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care days, paid parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
  • Family building benefits including adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, fertility treatments, 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 salary grade 7.

This position is a range of salary grades 6-8 .

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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