FE Homologation & Module Software SME


On Site
Full Time


Energy management
Product development
Data acquisition
Issue resolution
Cross-functional team
Computer hardware
Software troubleshooting
Systems engineering
Microsoft Excel
Value engineering

Job Details

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...

"Using energy more efficiently is one of the fastest, most cost-effective ways to save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, and meet growing energy demand."-United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Ford Motor Company Vehicle Energy Management Engineering Department is hiring! VEME is looking to add a motivated and qualified engineer to the Fuel Economy, Range, and Roadload Homologation Section.

What you'll do...

The main responsibility of this section is to lead all product development aspects of Vehicle Fuel Economy/EV Range Certification and Roadload Governance for US and (NA Lead) European programs. This includes leading confirmation of vehicle functionality for production intent FE/Range performance, with a timing objective to deliver by the plant launch date. The dynamic nature of this section given the span of R&Rs provides the unique opportunity to work on and test all the products in the FMC portfolio (Electric and Combustion). Objectives for the team are clear, but day to day duties will fluctuate depending on the immediate needs of the program. This position will provide ample opportunity to work on global cross-functional teams across multiple departments within the company.

Communication skills are extremely important in order to be successful in this position as you will work daily with a large consortium of teams and have daily interactions with supervisors, managers, and frequently with Chiefs. Accountability, professionalism, and ability to thrive in a dynamic team environment is also essential.

What will it be like to be successful in the Ford Vehicle Engineering Team?

We are passionate about developing the most advanced and efficient tools and process to help solve hard problems. We are an agile team focusing on the mission and delivering with urgency and speed. We are swift and decisive- trusting the experts and believing the data. We trust each other, surface issues openly, and solve problems collaboratively. Most importantly we raise the talent bar with every hire.

Position Responsibilities

Lead the implementation of systems engineering to achieve representative fuel economy, managing the interface between the Program, ESC, and VEME PAT Engineers during the certification process.

Lead/support Fuel Economy testing at APTL, including module software updates and, if needed, data acquisition.

Develop into in the section's SME (subject Matter Expert) for module software to ensure fuel economy vehicles are robust to testing

Track software pedigree in Fuel economy vehicles from delivery to FE Label approval by the EPA

Partner with PMT5 and MSR (module software readiness) leads for each program, identifying critical Software Bundle(s) updates for Fuel Economy

Coordinate software bundle release timing with FE Cert Timing, updating module software in vehicles or coordinating an update plan.

Champion module software issue resolution workstreams with a cross functional team, eliminating systemic error states for future certifications.

Note - The team can/will provide On-site and On-line training as needed

You'll have...
  • 3+ years of Automotive experience
  • Ability to support On-Site testing at Allen Park Test Laboratories (daily if needed)

Even better, you may have...
  • Module software experience and/or dedication to learn to become a SME
  • Knowledge of Ford engineering systems and processes
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Automotive hardware and software troubleshooting experience
  • Self-directed with strong ability to support a variety of projects with limited resources.
  • Creative thinker with ability to establish a systems engineering approach to developing solutions to difficult multivariable problems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required for presenting analysis to management and working with interfacing attribute teams.
  • Proficiency in Excel, DET,MCS1, ATI, PT Diag
  • Ability to support 2nd shift/early evening tests (infrequent)

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.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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