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Ford Motor Company Staff Software Engineer - Ford Pro in Helena, Montana

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

At Ford Pro, a global business within Ford committed to commercial customer productivity, we are seeking a Staff Software Engineer to be a driving force in defining and advancing our platform and industry technology landscape. This technical leader will be instrumental in shaping the technical direction of the company, driving process improvements, and solidifying enterprise architecture as technology evolves. The Staff Software Engineer will have a pivotal influence on company-wide technology decisions and initiatives, without direct people leadership responsibilities. The role is focused on leading technical strategy and contributing to the broader technological advancements of Ford Pro, ensuring a substantial impact on both platform development and the advancement of technology across the organization.

What you’ll be able to do :

  • Guide the engineering of state-of-the-art software and platforms using a Test-Driven Development (TDD) approach, ensuring high scalability, maintainability, and performance.

  • Lead the definition of tech stack standards and reference architecture for the Pro Platform, promoting best practices in software design and implementation.

  • Drive improvements in Developer Experience, API Elegance, and Golden Signals, while enhancing metrics and measurement practices across the platform.

  • Facilitate the adoption of new technologies, bringing innovative solutions to Ford Pro and elevating our industry positioning.

  • Evangelize technology and software engineering practices internally, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous learning within the Pro Tech team.

  • Rotate across different groups and teams to optimize development processes and address complex technical challenges within Ford Pro Tech.

  • Proactively balance scope, outcomes, and technical debt through an evolutionary architecture approach.

  • Influence and guide the strategic utilization of cloud services, such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), to establish Ford Pro as a leader in cloud architecture consumption.

  • Represent Ford Pro as a subject matter expert by engaging with the tech community, attending and speaking at conferences, creating impactful content such as blog posts, and contributing to podcasts that highlight Ford Pro's technological advancements.

  • Provide recommendations on team tools and policies, including pairing tools, remote collaboration software, and integrated development environments.

The minimum requirements we seek :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • 7+ years of experience working with large-scale distributed systems, including Event-Driven Architecture, Containers, Cloud Functions, and REST.

  • 5+ years of experience leading agile development teams using methodologies such as XP, Kanban, and Scrum.

  • 3+ years of experience developing and deploying applications to the cloud (GCP, AWS, Azure).

  • 3+ years of experience implementing software with a Test-Driven Development (TDD) approach.

  • Extensive experience in architecting full-stack solutions, including front-end, back-end, database, and DevOps.

  • Strong desire to learn, with the ability to rapidly adapt to new technology stacks and product domains.

  • Proven track record of independently identifying technological gaps and driving initiatives to address them.

Our preferred requirements :

  • 3+ years of experience leading large, multi-team solutions across business groups.

  • 3+ years of experience leading teams in Extreme Programming (XP).

  • Experience leading engineering teams of up to 8 engineers without direct reports.

  • Active contributions to or maintenance of open-source projects.

  • Expertise in defining Service Level Objectives (SLOs), Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and utilizing tooling to track them (e.g., Datadog).

  • Skills in evaluating and enhancing engineering health metrics across teams.

  • Demonstrated experience attending and speaking at technical conferences.

  • Proficiency in software deployment and cloud orchestration, including Github Actions, Terraform, Docker, Cloud Native Buildpacks, and IAM solutions.

We at Ford Pro are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and balanced workforce. Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet all of the listed qualifications. However, rarely does one ever meet 100% of the qualifications. We encourage you to break that statistic and apply. We believe in the value of diverse perspectives, and we strive to create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to grow and contribute. If you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we'd still love to learn more about you and see how your skills and potential could flourish with us.


As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us!

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply and join us in driving the future of mobility.

For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit: 2024-benefits-and-comp-LL6-sal-plan-2.pdf ( (

Requisition ID : 26645