Software Engineer - Manufacturing AI
Job Description & Qualifications:
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
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:
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
Information Technology (IT)
PD, Manufacturing & Purchasing IT