Ford Motor Company

ADAS3 Principal TPM

United States

Closing in 8 days

Job Description

ADAS Principal Embedded Software Technical Program Manager

The Advance Driver Assistance Technology (ADAS) team develops state-of-the- art software and algorithms to deliver best-in-class features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and 360 camera systems. ADAS also developed Ford's industry-first Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, securing over 60 patents in the process. The team is responsible for the full end-to-end delivery of these features into production on all Ford vehicle lines.

We are seeking a diligent, detail-driven professional to provide vital expertise in support of our Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Embedded Software development activities. This involves applying Technical Program Management engineering principles and analytical techniques in support of delivering embedded platform software for the next generation of ADAS ECU.


What you will do:

  • Partner with key stakeholders to define, scope, prioritize, and deliver major ADAS software initiatives that span multiple teams and multiple organizations across Ford.
  • Understand the needs of stakeholders across the product development organization and influence as appropriate to achieve alignment on the prioritized initiatives
  • Apply technical project planning, management, and leadership for the development and delivery of ADAS Embedded Software (hand coded or MBD- based)
  • Apply technical project planning, management, and leadership for the development and delivery of software tooling and/or support software to advance ADAS product development
  • Implement and execute roadmaps, schedules, project plans, and resourcing plans to enable ADAS to meet customer commitments across all customer constituencies
  • Lead team members on modern, world-class, software development practices, and precise execution of a technical plan (including management of milestone progress, dependency tracking, risk management, and risk mitigation)
  • Interface with and lead cross functional teams - Systems, Software, Feature, Suppliers, Manufacturing, V&V, Quality to define and drive development plans, ensuring on time SW delivery with highest quality
  • Partner with technical development leaders to create symbiotic relationships that showcase high value in technical leader/TPM matched- pairing through delivery velocity
  • Utilize technical knowledge and capabilities to assist technical leaders and engineers in resolving dependencies and issues with stakeholders
  • Help to resolve technical issues or, at a minimum, lead the forum where solution options are discussed and drive to a conclusion
  • Elevate the visibility of the team - provide regular "push" updates through wiki, Slack, Teams, email, and other communication mediums
  • Communicate and present project status to a broad stakeholder and leadership community, highlighting schedule risks and developing recovery plans in the event of project slips
  • Proactively utilize work management tools - Wiki, JIRA, Project Management Tools - to make plans and status visible to leadership and to provide strategic planning options/contingencies
  • Qualifications

    You will have

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, or similar related technical field
  • 7+ years working experience in product or feature development on hardware, software, and/or services
  • 5+ years leading technical projects globally
  • Expertise with modern work management tools (ex. JIRA)
  • Expertise with modern Product Development software development practices
  • Strong background in embedded software development
  • Even better, you may have

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, or similar related technical field
  • 10+ years working experience in product or feature development on hardware, software, and/or services
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams across multiple disciplines (engineering, product, design, testing, quality, etc.) on high complexity projects throughout the entire product lifecycle
  • Expert knowledge of Agile development methods and application
  • Mastery of technical plan development (task identification, task breakdown, timing) for consumption at multiple leadership levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to communicate program information to various leadership and stakeholder levels of the organization (written and verbal)
  • 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 builderor all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

    • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

    • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care 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 5.

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    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.

    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. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

    This position is hybrid (Tuesdays - Thursdays onsite) if you are located within 50 miles of one of Ford's offices in Dearborn, MI or Sunrise, FL. Otherwise the position is remote.


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    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 183 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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    ADAS3 Principal TPM


    Ford Motor Company


    United States


    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 25, 2024

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