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Ford Motor Company

Audio DSP and Vehicle Tuning Engineer

Dearborn, MI


Audio DSP and Vehicle Tuning Engineer

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?

Ford's Research and Advanced Engineering team takes new ideas from theory to reality. Every day, we develop advanced energy management and propulsion technologies, create cutting-edge materials and manufacturing processes, and curate world-class cabin experiences that redefine what it means to drive a Ford.

In-vehicle audio systems are critically important to the customer's experience in our vehicles as Ford transitions from a manufacturer of vehicles to a producer of vehicles for the delivery of digital experiences and brand enhancing services. This position will play a key role in that transition and in developing and delivering class leading in-vehicle customer experiences and services.

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This role will lead the development and integration of audio DSP systems and tuning strategies and methodologies for future generations of vehicles.


What you'll do...

  • Lead technical specification, design, development, and validation of high-performance automotive audio DSP systems (including signal flow, tuning blocks, tuning tool, etc.) to deliver best-in-class performance and audio system sound quality from concept through production.
  • Design and execute audio tuning strategies for various vehicle platforms and tune vehicles to deliver a superior in-vehicle audio experience.
  • Collaborate with key internal and external cross functional stakeholders including hardware engineers and software developers, to integrate audio DSP solutions seamlessly into vehicle systems.
  • Develop and conduct acoustic measurements and analysis methods to verify the audio system's performance against design specifications and operational standards.
  • Manage documentation within Ford systems related to DSP development, including system specifications, tuning parameters, and validation results.
  • Be a resource for model engineering teams and in-house technical expert for in-vehicle audio DSP technologies, assisting in troubleshooting, program delivery, and continuous improvement/benchmarking initiatives.
  • Stay up to date on the latest advancements in DSP technologies, automotive audio trends, and acoustic measurement and vehicle tuning techniques


You'll have...

  • Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Acoustics or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in development and implementation of automotive audio DSP systems and tuning of vehicle audio systems.
  • 5+ years of experience in audio signal processing, acoustics, psychoacoustics, and automotive audio system integration.
  • 5+ years of experience DSP programming, acoustic simulation, and acoustic analysis software and with acoustic measurement and system calibration tools and methodologies

Even better, you may have...

  • Master's Degree Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Acoustics or related field
  • Passion for automotive audio systems, particularly DSP and vehicle acoustics
  • Excellent teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and project management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to train and support model engineering teams

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 available for this position.

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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


Client-provided location(s): Dearborn, MI, USA
Job ID: Ford-22954
Employment Type: Full Time