User Experience Center Stack Application Engineer

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User Experience Center Stack Application Engineer
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
We are looking for a seasoned User Experience (UX) Center Stack Application Engineer to help shape the future of digital and physical spaces within the Center Stacks of Ford/Lincoln vehicles. You will work with a very diverse cross-disciplinary team to come up with the best solution that meets the customer’s expectations while providing a simple and intuitive interaction to the vehicle.

Our diverse Global User Experience Team is comprised of researchers, interaction designers, visual designers, industrial designers, modelers, and project managers. Together our team works to provide the best in vehicle interaction to satisfy our global customer needs.

  • Work closely with Electrical & Electronics Systems Engineering (EESE), Connected Vehicle & Services (CV&S), Studio and Marketing to deliver specifications (Logic and flow, wireframes, planning for digital models, digital assets and master translation table set up) for Center stack screens.
  • Review feature applications and provide recommendations/solutions for how they integrate to the in-vehicle experience.
  • Translate consumer needs, business strategies and technological enablers into vehicle experiences
  • Evolve in-vehicle interactions and highly interactive component designs from concepts through development then to production
  • Conduct extensive testing of the developed components and prototypes to ensure customer verification and implementation validation
  • Identify and track all open issues to ensure specification and design deliverables against program timing are met
  • Interface with the Core HMI for the development of Qt Models to be used for feasibility studies and management reviews.
  • Interface with the SYNC team for the design and development of SYNC HMI software.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Ergonomics or Interactive Design
  • 2+ years of experience in user interface or user interaction design
  • 2+ years of experience with infotainment product development

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of user interface or user interactive design experience
  • 2+ years Qt Modeling experience
  • 2+ years Usability Testing experience
  • 2+ years Concept Validation experience
  • Proficient with Visio, Illustrator, Photoshop, Axure and Microsoft Office experience
  • Excellent teamwork, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills required
The distance between imagination and …. Creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. And, it can be a road you start traveling right now. When you join Ford Motor Company, your journey begins. You 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.

At Ford Motor Company, the distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter. Join the Ford team today, and discover the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader.

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; TN visa holders may be considered.

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. Ford Motor Company also is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment such persons.