ZF Systems Engineer I in Livonia, Michigan

Systems Engineer I

Division A - GEE – Engineering – Electronics


Job Description

Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

Are you up for the challenge?

Position Description

Development and evaluation of architectures of Electronic Control Units against functional and quality requirements.

Position Requirements

  • Capture and Analyses of functional and quality requirements of Electronic Control Units

  • This includes both concept studies as well as detailed architectures including the necessary analyses.

  • Support the design team to ensure the conformity to the architectures against the applicable safety requirements in the automotive industry (ISO-26262)

  • Support the team to ensure the compliance with the detailed design reviews by i.e., to ensure fulfilment of the production standards, the ISO-26262 standards, and the requirements from AutoSPICE.

  • Preparation of reports and analyses to support the decision for the design process of

  • splitting of the system requirements and structural elements of the ECU,

  • allocation of HW/SW elements & resources

  • budgeting of memory, current consumption, etc.

  • Deployment of the requirements to other disciplines, such as hardware- and software development, taking into account the requirements and restrictions, such as safety, cost and schedule.

  • Preparation of metrics and reports for Impact analyses, Change tracking and Analyses status

  • Implementation of internal reviews and customer presentations.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Degree as an electronics, software engineer and or mechanical engineering ( Bachelor or Master)

  • Experience in the design of electronic controllers for automotive systems, especially of safety relevant systems (ASIL D Systems)

  • Experience in the field of Requirements Engineering and Management, model-based system development and semi-formal description such as UML/SysML

  • Knowledge of software tools such as IBM Rhapsody and Doors / MKS is an advantage.

  • Basic mechanical knowledge.

  • Experience in direct contact with customers and suppliers within the automotive electronics industry.

  • Understanding and Experience in applicable processes and normative (ISO 26262, ASPICE, CMMI,…)

  • Good communication, influencing, and presentation skills

  • Willingness to travel.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/ Vets/Disabled

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area







United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran