Research Engineer – Driving Simulator and Simulation

Job Description & Qualifications

The candidate will help carry out and set the research agenda for both static- and motion-based driving simulators to support vehicle development from the perspective of human factors and interaction design. This position will be focused on collaborating with a diverse team of human factors, interaction design, and engineering experts as they chart the future of human-machine interaction with the mobility solutions of the 21st century.


  • Interface with researchers and create customized driving simulations
  • Update and maintain the code database, primarily for driver assist technologies and simulator subsystems (data acquisition, vehicle model, visuals, sound, and motion)
  • Use signal processing skills and the understanding of human perception of visuals, motion, and sound to design driving simulations to match the capabilities of the driving simulators.
  • Reduce data collected from the simulations into measures and metrics that can be used for statistical analysis (i.e., data reduction)
  • Establish traceability between requirements, models and simulation results
  • Execute and document Simulator Studies & Customer Clinics
  • Interface with downstream partners to align on expectations and transfer of simulation results

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ year of experience with driving simulation and/or driving simulators
  • 1+ years of experience programming in Linux or Windows with C/C++ and Python
  • 1+ years of experience programming in MATLAB/Simulink
  • 1+ years of experience programming in data acquisition
  • Prior instance with signal processing applied to driving simulation or driving simulators
  • Prior instance of documented debugging skills for software and hardware

Ford Motor Company
Product Development