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Ford Motor Company Hardware Architecture Engineer in Helena, Montana

As a member of a functional architecture team, you are responsible for the up-front system design work and decision-making inputs on all-new Ford & Lincoln products, including next-gen EV architectures. Our functional architecture team is looking for an Engineer for upper/lower steering design work.

  • Create advanced design concepts for upper/lower steering components for Ford global vehicles and next-gen EV architectures.

  • Lead new component design / package maturation in CAD with global Vehical Architecture teams.

  • Oversee architecture system integration & installation, working with body, electrical, powertrain, vehicle operations, and vehicle architecture.

  • Lead meetings with steering core teams to identify new technologies and integration into new programs.

  • Perform chassis system analysis for kinematics and compliances, working with vehicle dynamics and NVH attribute teams.

  • Early supplier engagement/interface for advanced concepts.

  • Lead presentations with leadership team in design reviews.

  • 5+ years of engineering experience preferred.

  • 2+ years of automotive experience preferred.

  • Strong cross-functional & communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of mechanical integration & installation requirements, package & assembly.

  • Experience with CATIA V5/V6 and 3DX is a plus.

  • Experience with FEA (ANSYS or Hypermesh) is a plus.

  • Experience with underhood / underbody / dash package & mechanical integration/installation a plus.

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:

2023 New Hire Benefits Summary GSR ( (

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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.

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.


Requisition ID : 18290