• Software Engineer - Manufacturing AI

    Ford Motor CompanyDearborn, MI 48123

    Job #1414428152

  • 42223BR

    Job Title:

    Software Engineer - Manufacturing AI

    Job Description & Qualifications:

    Software Engineer

    At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

    Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking & User Experience methods, you'll work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We're seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies, and more!

    What you'll be able to do:

    With responsibilities spanning the entire Manufacturing Engineering product line, you will apply artificial intelligence (AI) to the development and maintenance of our Global Study Process Allocation System (GSPAS) and Direct Labor Management System (DLMS) and related systems. This role involves direct exposure to such concepts as:

    • Knowledge-based system development

    • Natural language processing

    • Deep learning

    • Text analytics

    • Relational databases

    • Lisp and server-side programming

    • Ontologies and the semantic web

    • Google NLP voice-recognition for plant floor applications

    You will also be a key contributor to our Labor Allocation & Optimization product team throughout design, development, and testing phases. As part of an elite team working on business-critical projects, you will plan and execute proof-of-concepts to evaluate solution availability while demonstrating business value. You will:

    • Model and update knowledge into ontologies (knowledge bases)

    • Develop improvements and maintain the AI/DLMS system

    • Act as liaison between IT and Manufacturing Engineering teams

    • Provide technical debugging and troubleshooting of software

    • Collaborate across an agile, balanced team of developers/testers to deliver projects/features

    • Gain experience in manufacturing engineering

    • Collaborate with global colleagues from IT, Advanced Manufacturing Center, Industrial Engineering, Ergonomics, Vehicle Operations, Powertrain and Assembly Plant

    • Innovate critical projects utilizing cutting-edge technologies

    The minimum requirements we seek:

    • Bachelor's degree

    • Three or more years of experience with artificial intelligence/machine learning tools/techniques including functional programming with languages such as Lisp.

    • Two or more years of object-oriented development/scripting experience with Python, Lua, or Go

    Our preferred requirements:

    • Master's degree or PhD in computer science or related field

    • In-depth knowledge of AI and machine learning

    • Database management background using SQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc.

    • Previous experience with test driven development and Agile methodologies

    • Passion for identifying and understanding emerging software related trends

    • MVC or micro services development experience with Java Spring/PrimeFaces, etc. through the full software development life cycle process

    • Experience with Java Persistence API/Hibernate and JDBC

    • Expertise with Git, Github, or other version control software

    • Experience interpreting/translating research insights, business strategy, and design of products and services

    • Experience with operating systems, continuous integration tools (e.g., Jenkins), version control systems (e.g., GitHub), unit testing frameworks (e.g., gtest), and containers (e.g., Docker)

    • Ability to prove out new concepts by developing projects from inception to delivery

    • Ability to adapt to quickly changing requirements

    • Experience with LispWorks/KnowledgeWorks, or AllegroGraph

    • Experience with CA Agile Central (Rally), backlogs, iterations, user stories, or similar Agile tools

    • Excellent communication skills

    What you'll receive in return:

    As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

    If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we'd love to have you join us.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    By choice, we are 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.

    Auto req ID:



    Ford Motor Company



    Skill Team:

    Information Technology (IT)


    PD, Manufacturing & Purchasing IT





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