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Algorithm Aplication Engineer in Toyota at ZF

Date Posted: 4/14/2019

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Job Description

Major Responsibilities

ZF TRW produces an array of crash-sensing Restraint Systems which minimize occupant injury during vehicle crash events. Multiple sensors (including acceleration, angular rate, pressure, occupant status, as well as radar and camera) are sampled and conditioned to determine when and with what force to deploy Restraint System elements, using vehicle / occupant-dynamics-based algorithms. ADAG develops the algorithms and vehicle-specific calibrations for the features of these systems, including Front, Rear, Side, and Rollover Collision Detection/Classification, Pedestrian Collision Detection, Occupant Classification -- all used to manage specific single / multi-stage airbag deployments, seat belt pretensioning, collision event data recording, and emergency call notification.

The Algorithm Engineer will work within a global team of controls, software, and tools specialists to produce algorithm / calibration software releases. These releases are provided to application project teams, supporting deliverables to customers (vehicle manufacturers).

This position will support the development, test and release of vehicle-specific calibrations for crash-sensing application projects.

Key Competencies:

  • Interface with customer to capture/clarify customer system requirement/specification. Understand customer crash data and to address any issues/concerns.
  • Develop algorithm calibrations for specific vehicle platforms, by exercising performance algorithms with Software-in-the-Loop development tools, using customer-provided crash data sets.
  • Produce algorithm/calibration performance summary reports.
  • Analyze system behaviors, troubleshoot performance issues, report findings and propose resolutions to senior engineers.
  • Support algorithm and calibration peer reviews.
  • Present, discuss and negotiate with customers the sensing performance of the calibrated algorithms, and obtain authorization for release to pre-production and production vehicle builds.
  • Work with senior development engineers and technical mentors to gain expertise in crash sensing algorithms and algorithm development in general.

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

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
Bachelors or higher degree in Electrical / Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or equivalent

Experience and Skill Requirements
・3-7 years of experience in Restraints, Powertrain, Brake Control, ADAS or other embedded automotive controller algorithm / calibration development
Experience or university coursework in Systems, Dynamics, and Controls
・Understanding of embedded-controller digital signal processing, sampling, filtering techniques
・Knowledge of passive and active safety sensing technologies, and methodologies for managing signal uncertainties and errors
・Hands-on experience with Matlab/Simulink, C/C++, Perl / Python programming languages
・Familiarity with model-based development processes
・Experience with PTC Integrity, DOORs or equivalent tools
・Work experience with overseas coworker/customer in multiple cultures is preferred.
・Strong written and verbal Japanese communication skills
・Good written and verbal English communication skills
・Must be able to travel to customer and ZF TRW locations overseas
・Team Player


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