Chief Data Engineer at Ford Motor Company (Detroit, MI)

| Detroit, MI
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About Ford

Come help build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. Ford Motor Company was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives human progress. It's a belief that has fueled our passion to create great cars and trucks. And today, it drives our commitment to become the world's most trusted mobility company, designing vehicles for a smart world that helps people move more safely, confidently, and freely. Ford is experiencing significant business transformation in an ever-changing digital world. We are dedicated to delivering distinctive products and solutions, having an "always on" relationship with customers and continuously improving our user experience.

The Position

Ford Global Data Insights and Analytics' is looking for a Chief Data Engineer to be the enterprise expert in data engineering, enabling us to deliver relevant data driven platforms and solutions in the cloud for enterprise use, built on a superior Data Factory foundation. The Chief Data Engineer provides thought leadership to teams across the enterprise, as well as the hands-on ability to build and implement data pipelines. This individual will also work with recruiting, training, and development teams and third parties to attract Data Engineering talent and develop training plans to for Data Engineers at all levels, with a focus on cloud native tools.

If you are a highly skilled, visionary, and ambitious professional with a deep passion for Data Engineering, please consider joining our team as we navigate Ford Motor Company through the disruptiveness of the information age and achieve data superiority.


  • The Chief Data Engineer is the "go to" person for solving complex data pipeline challenges in Data Engineering domain (enterprise level)
  • Works with a small team and cross-functional partners to facilitate cloud migration, solve difficult data challenges and build and implement data pipelines in Ford's Data Factory, enabling the delivery of data and analytics solutions
  • Identify, attract, and develop Data Engineering talent through inspirational technical and professional leadership
  • Role model "software and data first" mindset to drive internal disruption to accelerate value creation through use of modern, cloud native technologies
  • Works closely with IT and Architecture teams driving maximum commonality and re-use of data solutions across the enterprise
  • Supports Analytics Application teams globally to deploy and optimize solutions for the enterprise
  • Leads the development of Data Engineering competency in all region, including the professional development and training for Data Engineers

Critical Success Factors
  • Deep knowledge of and passion for Data Engineering and discipline to ensure quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction
  • Ability to work across teams to design and implement data pipelines, and continuously improve existing solutions
  • An expert regarded by industry peers as one of the top thought leaders in Data Engineering

  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Data Engineering, or Applied Science
  • 10 years' experience in Data Engineering, Data Science and/or Software Engineering
  • Hands-on work in cloud migration and data and analytics cloud native tools, Google Cloud Platform experience preferred but not required

What We Can Offer

Join our team as we create tomorrow together! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people's lives better while creating value, delivering excellence, and going for the win.

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.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or protected veteran status.

At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
More Information on Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.
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