Software Development Engineer - Vehicle Diagnostics
Ford Motor Company
Ottawa, Ontario
5d ago

Job Description & Qualifications


Ford was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives human progress. As we look to the future and the changing needs of society, we are committed to becoming the world’s most trusted mobility company delivering smart vehicles for a smart world.

Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on.


The Architecture and Software Platform group is responsible for the software platform that enables connectivity and advanced application features within next generation Ford vehicles.

The team is designing and building the next generation software platform for the FNV4 vehicle architecture structured around high-performance compute clusters and zonal aggregators.

Working as a member of this software team, the successful candidate will be involved in cutting edge embedded software development, working on system components that either provide enabling frameworks or additional functional services above the operating system services and drivers.


Primary responsibilities will include the investigation, design, implementation, testing, profiling and maintenance of such software.

The candidate will work as part of a high performing development team and will be encouraged to contribute ideas and solutions as part of their daily work.

Development is in C++ and follows an agile methodology. This position will provide the candidate with the unique opportunity to gain experience with developing cutting edge software and services with an industry leader.

  • Design, development and validation of software solutions including those related to vehicle diagnostics.
  • Analyze requirements including those related to vehicle diagnostics.
  • Cross-functional collaboration with teams to design and implement efficient and cost-effective software solutions that span multiple domains.
  • Documenting and validating software designs.
  • Bug fixing and maintenance.


  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field of study.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of degree completion for the highest level of education attained.

    If the degree was obtained from a school outside of Canada, an Education Credential Assessment report showing Canadian equivalency is also required)

  • 3+ years of software development in C++.
  • Working knowledge of established software design patterns, efficient data structures and multi-threaded system design.
  • Familiarity with C++ unit test frameworks.

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of software development in C++ with at least 3 years on POSIX compliant embedded platforms.
  • Working knowledge of inter-process communication, memory management, code optimization and efficient C++ API design.
  • Experience with source code control systems such as Git.
  • Creative and analytical thinker.
  • Methodical; capable of prioritizing work and working to tight deadlines.
  • An excellent communicator, both oral and written.

  • Skilled in C language programming
  • Excellent understanding of the CAN protocols including CAN FD
  • Familiar with AUTOSAR Classic CAN Communication stack (PDUR, CAN TP, CAN Interface, CAN Transceiver Driver, CAN Diver )
  • Excellent understanding of the diagnostic protocols UDS (ISO 14229-1), DoIP (ISO 13400-2)
  • Familiar with OBD-II SAE standards (SAE J1962, J1979 )
  • Familiar with AUTOSAR Classic Diagnostic stack (DEM,DCM,DoIP,PDUR)
  • Familiar with AUTOSAR classic development tool chain

  • Excellent understanding of the diagnostic protocols UDS (ISO 14229-1), DoIP (ISO 13400-2)
  • Familiar with OBD-II SAE standards (SAE J1962, J1979 )
  • Familiar with AUTOSAR Adaptive Diagnostic stack (DM, DoIP)
  • Familiar with AUTOSAR adaptive development tools chains
  • We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Ford of Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a culturally diverse workforce. Accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and / or assessment processes, where needed, are available upon request.

    Please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

    Candidates for this position must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited does not sponsor work permit applications.

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