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Ford Motor Company Chief Data Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

Chief Data Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

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.

Ford Global Data Insights and Analytics’ is looking for a Chief Data Engineer who will become the enterprise authority and thought leader in data engineering, helping us deliver relevant data-driving platforms and solutions across the enterprise, built on a superior data factory foundation. This role will lead the most difficult data challenges in realizing a modern data factory, as well as support global analytics application teams in deploying and optimizing enterprise data solutions. This individual will also manage the development process of a Data Engineering talent strategy to attract, assess, develop, and retain best in class talent.

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.

What you’ll be able to do:

  • The Chief Data Engineer is the highest professional authority in Data Engineering domain (enterprise level)

  • Identify trends and develop innovation strategies working with internal technical teams, industry experts, suppliers or In-House experts globally to advance Ford’s data superiority

  • Solves the most difficult data challenges to realize Ford’s modern data factory

  • 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

  • Works closely with IT and Architecture teams driving maximum commonality 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

  • Certifies all Senior Data Engineers

Critical Success Factors

  • An expert regarded by industry peers as one of the top thought leaders in Data Engineering

  • Deep knowledge of and passion for Data Engineering and discipline to ensure quality, reliability and customer satisfaction

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Associates degree

  • One or more years of experience working and building pipelines in a cloud or hybrid cloud environment.

  • Ten or more years of experience in Data Engineering, Data Science and/or Software Engineering

Our preferred requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree inin Computer Science, Data Science, Data Engineering, or Applied Science

  • Fifteen or more years of experience in Data Engineering, Data Science and/or Software Engineering; with at least ten years external to Ford

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to transfer knowledge to others

What you’ll receive in return:

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.

Visa sponsorship may be 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.


Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company



Skill Team:

Global Data, Insights & Analytics (GDIA)