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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The UM Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles (FCAV) is working to accelerate autonomous vehicle research and explore the future of driving through safer and more capable vehicles. We are researching perception, control, and planning for level-4 self-driving cars.

We are seeking engineering talent to help implement research ideas in virtual and real-world environments. 

This is a term-limited position.  While employed by the University, individuals on term appointments will be subject to the personnel policies that apply to their classification, including those for staff benefits, probationary period, performance evaluation, and opportunities for staff development.  Time worked in a term appointment counts as any other time worked as a regular employee in determining date of hire and time in rank.

The University’s Reduction in Force policy also applies during a term appointment.  Situations such as lack of funds, lack of work, or reorganization may require a reduction in the work force that may include staff members on term appointments.  However, at the conclusion of a term-limited appointment, the individual will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) status.

This term appointment is expected to continue through December 31, 2019, assuming satisfactory conduct and performance is maintained, and funding continues as initially expected.  Term appointments may be extended, or may be ended prior to the established end date.  When extending appointments, the length of the extension will be clearly specified.


  • Maintain servers and networks for Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles (FCAV)
  • Design, develop and implement automotive software
  • Design, develop and implement automotive test and evaluation mechanisms
  • Support the creation of technical project proposals
  • Support student projects by providing software modules and hardware setups
  • Lead projects and coordinate with colleagues and or students
  • Interact with sponsors and colleagues

Required Qualifications*

  • A Masters degree in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field
  • Knowledge of software development
  • Experience with computer and network management, advanced algortihms and C++ programming.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with robotics research.

Additional Information

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.