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Sr Engineer-Electronics in Farmington Hills, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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*Job Code USA213 Sr Engineer-Electronics
*Job Title Sr Engineer-Electronics
*Job Description

Product Overview:
ZF is a leading and innovating supplier of Passive Safety electronic products including Airbag Control Unit, Crash detection sensors, Occupant detection systems, and Pedestrian protection systems. Airbags are now saving hundreds of lives every day.
Air bag controls continue to improve occupant safety through awareness of the vehicle environment using video and radar data. Furthermore, direct knowledge of the vehicle occupants’ size and position with interior sensing provide even further opportunities to improve safety.

Position Overview:
The candidate will have the opportunity to work in a global and very dynamic team of dedicated professionals. The candidate will be part of application development team focused on customer requirements and satisfaction. He or She will be part of system engineering team consisting of hardware, system and customer interface engineers. The team has product responsibility and works with internal cross functional teams, and with the customer engineering team. This position is important both internally and to our customer. Any achievement will be acknowledged and recognized by both parties.


  • Understand customer requirements and deliverables, customer development milestones.
  • Participate in customer reviews and discussions.
  • Work with ZF internal cross functional teams to deliver prototypes and customer deliverables in time
  • Utilize engineering disciplines including Six Sigma, DFMEA, DFM/DFA to develop robust design solutions.
  • Understand and demonstrate a working knowledge of product designs, components and development process
  • Generate concise and effective analyses, reports and presentations for both internal and customer focused discussions and reviews.
  • Analysis of sensor and system performance.
  • Develop system/component test plans and processes.
  • Lead/support the design and development of hardware schematics, BOMs & layouts.
  • Lead/support supplier discussions.
  • Develop test instrumentation and/or support hardware.
  • ECU and system hardware design.
  • Circuit design and analysis.
  • Interface controls document creation.
  • Understand ASPICE development process and ISO26262 Functional safety requirements
  • Generate project timelines and execute plan to established milestones.
  • Understand system level requirements driving cost capable component level designs.
  • Component/System validation test definition and support.

  • 7+ years of Electrical / Electronic engineering and design experience.
  • Knowledge in software coding, automation script writing.
  • Knowledge in digital and analog circuit design and analysis.
  • Knowledge in CAD, circuit board layout, circuit simulation.
  • C/C++ coding or experience in script language.

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering or related field.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Strong Microsoft suite skills including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of the cross-functional teams.
  • Strong sense of urgency and personal commitment.
  • Possess excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents.
  • Highly motivated and disciplined in time management.
  • Design knowledge of high speed digital & analog electronic components and circuits.
  • Capability to use lab tools, equipment and techniques to verify circuit operation.
  • Perform analysis of ASIC analog/digital circuit.
  • Perform worst case analysis and calculation with Mathcad

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

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