Power Distribution and Delivery Architect


On Site
Full Time


Product development
Design thinking
User experience
Software architecture
Computer hardware
Computer networking
Distributed control system
Process control
System integration
Embedded systems
Software engineering
Computer engineering
Systems engineering
Electrical engineering
Data Analysis
Value engineering

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Job Description

Power Distribution and Delivery Architect

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!

You will be a key member of the Vertical Electrical & Software Architecture (VESA) team. The VESA team owns the converged vehicle electrical and software architecture for FNV4 as well as the variations that might be made on vehicle programs. We work with experts in all elements of the electrical and software architecture, such as hardware, software, networking, platform systems etc. Key work areas for the team include developing a comprehensive architectural specification for upcoming (yet to launch) vehicle programs and to work with various functional teams to validate and document Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Our team will also be working on the evolution of Ford's electrical architectures.

What you'll do...
  • Define the vehicle electrical power distribution and delivery strategies.
  • Utilize information about the different sources of power (e.g. high and low voltage batteries, ultracaps, DC/DCs etc.) to architect how different ECUs are powered
  • Gain an understanding of the features that request power, the resources they require and the modes they need to operate in to define the power strategies
  • Define the allocation of loads to the different power delivery ECUs, support the appropriate selection of FETs and fuses.
  • Build and utilize models to define and verify the power distribution and delivery strategies.
  • Support the packaging of the power distribution and delivery ECUs
  • Work with the Electrical Distribution Systems team to ensure appropriate selection of the EDS components
  • Support the needs of manufacturing, including In Station Process Control and Test
  • Support the systems integration and validation of the power distribution and delivery architecture to deliver successful functionality at key vehicle milestones (FDJ, DCV, TT, Job1 and beyond).
  • Work with various functional teams on the definition and assessment of key KPIs for power usage at key on and key off.
  • Work on the definition of power strategies for future architectures.

You'll have...
  • Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, electrical engineering software engineering, computer engineering or related degree; or foreign equivalency degree, or a combination of equivalent experience and education.
  • 10+ years of experience with systems for embedded systems
  • 5+ years of experience in power delivery

Even better, you may have...
  • Master's degree in systems engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, computer engineering, or related field
  • 10+ years of experience with power delivery to vehicle systems
  • 5+ years of experience with model-based systems engineering
  • Strong understanding of vehicle electrical and software systems
  • Demonstrated experience with MagicDraw, Matlab or similar tools
  • Experience with scripting and data analysis
  • understanding of SOA ( Services oriented architecture) principles
  • Strong leadership skills and excellent team player
  • Ability to act as an open-minded change agent
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

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 leadership level 6.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
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