Battery Monitoring System (BMS) – Control/Electrical Engineer

Ford Motor Company
February 7, 2024
Dearborn, MI
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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?

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. The Product Development team partners closely with software and testing teams to solve complex problems related to our high-tech, high-voltage battery module controls.

What you'll do...

Responsible for leading the design and development of the BMS hardware functions and requirements.

Work with BMS Control/Software Engineers and Vehicle System Engineers in the development of the hardware requirements for BMS.

Lead the development of BMS hardware schematic and layout with a supplier.

Develop and review requirements for battery controls functional safety to meet ISO26262.

Conduct failure mode analysis of the various hardware features and failure mode management strategies.

Review supplier analysis of hardware design, such as WCCA (Worst Case Circuit Analysis) and DFMEA.

Coordinate with electronic/EMC specialists and complete development and validation of the electronic circuit development.

Coordinate and conduct design verification testing at electronics and vehicle levels.

Investigate warranty issues of BMS hardware.

Evaluate alternative isolation detection topologies, strategies, and processing.

Benchmark battery electronics at vehicle, systems, and components levels.

Optimize centralized and distributed battery control architectures.

Architect data sampling and filter approaches for battery pack quantities such as pack voltage and current.

Develop interface from hall effect and other sensors to control module.

Manage implementation of 32 bit micro into automotive module.

Implement hardware for standard controller networking architectures.

You'll have...

B.S. or higher in Electrical/Electronics Engineering with specialty in circuit design and control theory.

2+ years of hands-on experience with electronic module design and testing.

Even better, you may have...

Experience in Li-Ion battery controls.

Electronic manufacturing experience.

Experience in automotive functional safety / ISO26262.

2+ years of good working knowledge of Microprocessor based controller design and testing.

2+ years of good working knowledge of communication circuits and protocols (e.g. CAN, Serial, etc.).

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, 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.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

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.


Requisition ID : 23994

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