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Ford Motor Company

OTA Planning Analyst

Chennai, India


  • Knowledge and experience with new and emerging automotive/connected vehicle technologies across global product platform.
  • Knowledge of issue tracking tools like JIRA to create and assign bugs, epics and maintain the priorities according to program needs.
  • Understanding of vehicle architecture, ECU functions, CAN BUS protocols
  • Experience with connectivity testing & end to end validation with ability to analyze logs preferred.
  • Develop connectivity solution plans for EC and other Ford teams
  • Support cross functional teams in coordinating OTA requests for quality bug fix type OTA ('Hot fixes').
  • Ongoing support as business and process SME for new Feature Suite Management
  • Lead cross-functional activity in identifying new processes to meet business objectives
  • Provide regular reports to EC leadership on the status / accomplishments and align on goals / next steps for the coming month(s).

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  • Experience with OTA planning process and Software tracking across various programs
    • Planning of software content for each OTA software update bundles across IMG vehicle lines.
    • Develop detailed OTA deployment plans for ECU's planned in each release and manage resolution of all issues related to deployment of feature content.
    • Develop OTA budget & vehicle procurement for each software update bundle.
    • Develop and track detailed deployment timing plans to support production validation of ECU software on benches, Voice of Customer Fleet (VoCF), Management Lease Vehicles (MLV), Beta and End Customer vehicles.
    • Track OTA change requests through Jira service deck & support prioritization of OTA requests for the region.
    • Actively manage daily/weekly planning meetings thru agenda and status reports. Communicate roadblocks, issues and risks to respective program stakeholders.
    • Manage and provide leadership and oversight to all teams to ensure governance processes are properly established and consistently followed, with the right processes, tools, resources and techniques to achieve goals and deliver business value.
    • Work with stakeholders and global teams to create and manage OTA Deployment Plan
    • Work with Ford teams to institute new process and procedures required to support Multi-Mode OTA


  • Strong communications skills with the ability to effectively coordinate across teams
  • Broad understanding of embedded systems and development milestones, vehicle architecture connectivity, cloud connectivity and integration, backend enterprise systems integration and mobile applications integration to develop x-functional program level gives / gets and project planning.
  • Thorough understanding of GPDS methodologies for engineering design and development
  • Knowledge on Alteryx (data analytics tool) is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with Automotive vehicle hardware systems and launch management
  • Ability to analyze launch issues, Market Launch hard rocks and co-ordinate with Cross functional teams for status reviews and issue resolution
  • Perform product reflection, lessons learnt and standardization of process for new market connectivity launches
  • Knowledge and experience with systems engineering fundamentals and quality / reliability methods including FMEAs and DVP&Rs, for both in-vehicle and off-board systems
  • Strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills; team-oriented.
  • Strong written and verbal skills - able to clearly convey complex blends of business and technical matters to a range of audiences.
  • Ability to construct quality work plans and deliverables from minimal definitions and to work on multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Creative in quickly developing approaches to problems and recommending actions to management, including implementation of suggested recommendations.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated; Uses sound business judgment and exhibits leadership qualities.

Client-provided location(s): Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job ID: Ford-23281
Employment Type: Full Time