Software Engineer, Cloud Research, Palo Alto

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Software Engineer, Cloud Research, Palo Alto
Palo Alto
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
Job Description:

Ford Motor Company is moving into a new phase of its 100+ year history, one in which software is at the heart of its future. The automobile is being redefined as a networked computing platform upon which an ever-evolving set of applications is being designed, allowing us to create exciting new consumer experiences.

This position is located at Ford’s newly opened Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, CA. Resume, Cover Letter, Github Profile or Portfolio material are appreciated, and encouraged with applications.

  • Design and build cloud computing environments to support new vehicle and consumer experiences.
  • Explore new and distributed computing platforms, supporting technologies, and potential applications.
  • Build libraries and frameworks that support rapid prototyping.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and create innovative user experiences.
  • Create documentation to showcase research and support internal customers.
  • Work independently in an ambiguous research environment.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience in architecting cloud environments.
  • 2+ years of experience with object-oriented programming languages (e.g. Java, Python), concepts, and design patterns.
  • Bachelor’s degree
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Engineering.
  • Research in emerging computing platforms (e.g. Quantum Computing, memory centric computing).
  • 5+ years of experience with object-oriented programming languages (e.g. Java, Python), concepts, and design patterns.
  • Understanding of performance and data security.
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong desire to work with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A natural curiosity and desire to understand and even contribute to the entire technology stack.
  • Evidence of intellectual depth as evidenced by external publications and/or patents.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools.
The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is 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.