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Embedded Modem Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 18-02089
Location: Allen Park, Michigan
Embedded Modem Systems Engineer: - Work with feature/Module owners within different Ford organizations such as Connected Vehicles products & platforms, Research & advanced Engineering, Security, IT, and other organizations to develop new features and functions related to current and future TCU variants/generations globally. - Help define and develop next generations of Ford Motor Company's telematics features in alignment with technology growth and future trends. - Lead the development, validation, and launch of the Telematics Control Unit and its features, in conjunction with the in house hardware and software development teams. - Work with cross functional teams to help define protocol and message structure for vehicle to cloud communication. - Own & maintain TCU core system specification, and develop detailed sub-system & system level (end to end) test plans. - Execute system tests as required to support lead program launch. - Work closely with the in house development team, Connected Vehicles Products & Platforms, and IVI systems team to analyze and resolve system issues related to the TCU. - Lead and drive resolution of engineering issues by working with internal cross functional team and suppliers. - Author and manage any design change requests related to the TCU. - Evaluate incoming feature requests (Design change requests - DCRs) and identify System impact needs based on these requests. - Quantify feature release quality by evaluating projected software defect rate, number of open defects, etc. - Perform benchmark studies and remain current with latest technologies and competitive products as means to drive new innovative fatures and functions pertinent to RF chipset and Telematics module design.
Skills Required:
Independent worker and capable of delivering multiple project commitments concurrently. Strong customer focus and excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Highly motivated and self starter
Experience Required:
• 1-3 years of experience in Telematics and automotive infotainment system design and development • 1-2 years of experience in automotive connectivity solutions such as Wi-Fi, Cellular, Bluetooth, vehicle networking • 1-2 years of experience with embedded module architecture: Microcontrollers, SoC, Flash, RAM, device drivers • 1-2 years knowledge of Vehicle CAN / LIN communication networks
Experience Preferred:
• Thorough understanding of embedded Telematics and cellular technologies 2G/3G/4G (CDMA, GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/UMTS/HSPA+, LTE) for devices and core networks (MSC, HLR, VLR, etc.) • Solid knowledge of 3GPP/3GPP2 standards • Experience of working with carriers and understanding of PLMN, HPLMN, RPLMN, VPLMN,EHPLMN, OPLMN •Detailed understanding of configuration and software reflash thru OTA reflash mechanisms •General understanding of CAN and OTA (Over The Air) security requirements. •Thorough understanding of vehicle to cloud connectivity: APN, VPN, TCP/IP stack etc. with associated security elements like SSL, message level encryption, code signing etc. •Good overall understanding/experience with high speed communication buses like USB, Ethernet etc. for automotive applications.
Education Required:
Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Computer Science