ZF System Requirements Engineer in Washington, Michigan

System Requirements Engineer

Division A - Engineering - Steering


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

Are you interested in systems engineering? How about systems engineering for autonomous driving? Join us to develop one of autonomous driving’s key actuators, the Electric Power Steering system. As part of ZF’s EPS Core Mechatronics organization, you will use your creativity and experience to drive the design of the EPS’s mechatronics – ECU, motor, sensors and software – to deliver best-in-class autonomous safety, reliability and performance. This is a leading role in the organization requiring strong communication and influencing skills, self-reliance and global travel.

Position Requirements

  • Lead the analysis of new customer requirements sets against ZF’s ‘core’ system requirements, develop compliance statements and present ZF’s compliance to the customer. Our customers are globally distributed so you should be willing to travel within the US and abroad for up to two weeks duration, perhaps twice a year.

  • Support the development of ZF’s core system architecture to meet emerging system requirements, or tailor the core for a customer-specific program, flowing-down requirements to sub-system design teams.

  • Work with electronic, motor, sensor and software sub-system design teams to understand their constraints.

  • Support the integration and test of prototype EPS systems, investigating performance and reliability issues from a requirements perspective.

  • Shape systems engineering practice within ZF – with model-based design and multi-level HIL test capability, we are aiming to match the state-of-the-art.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree or better preferred.

Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Required: an understanding of the V-cycle development process (and alternatives), requirements management and system/requirements modeling, and associated tools/languages (eg IBM DOORS, IBM Rhapsody, UML/SysML).

  • Required: knowledge of mechatronics (ECUs, motors, sensors, software), algorithms and control systems.

  • Required: experience testing mechatronic systems in a laboratory environment and data analysis using Matlab.

  • Preferred: experience of requirements management and system/requirements modeling.

  • Preferred: experience applying design standards (eg ISO26262) and tools (DFMEA, FTA etc) for safety critical systems.

  • Preferred: experience of data logging, dynamic modeling and statistical analysis and associated tools (eg CANape, Simulink, Minitab).

  • Preferred: knowledge of structured problem-solving techniques (eg Six-Sigma, Shainin Red X).

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

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