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Vehicle Performance Integration Engineer in Livonia, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 2/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Within the braking division of ZF, this position will help with the analysis and design of system level requirements and architecture of our slip control product family.

Slip Control Systems provide active safety support by observing vehicle dynamics, and through autonomously controlling the vehicle, work to mitigate potentially hazardous situations in advance, and even helping to avoid them. We are developing innovative control systems based on the newest camera, laser and radar technologies in automotive electronics.

Our advanced intelligent functions, such as: Emergency Brake Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Assist, Lane Keeping Support, and Lane Departure Warning.

Autonomous Drive is the target!

For the products above we develop complete projects for all of the major car manufacturing companies worldwide.
You are working in an experienced Technical Risk Analysis Team.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of Antilock Braking / Traction Control / Electronic Stability Control vehicle performance software integration to internal program application teams.
  • Performance system must be capable of meeting customer and internal performance requirements as well as software quality requirements.
  • Ownership of the overall vehicle slip control system performance, customer interface on vehicle performance issues, definition of the performance software content and related DCRP sections.
  • Traceability between customer performance related requirements and the actual vehicle performance, vehicle development plan and system performance along with global collaboration related to core production definition and improvements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of four years of automotive engineering experience working in product development with a preferred focus on vehicle braking systems.
  • Prior work experience related to vehicle system performance and vehicle testing in slip control systems is highly preferred.
  • Additional knowledge of tire and vehicle dynamics principles, slip control system calibration, controls techniques and theory is a plus.
  • Able to travel to various global Technical Centers as required.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt / Green Belt certification preferred.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. ~cb~


This is a growing field and is also an excellent opportunity to learn about advanced vehicle control systems. As the trend increases toward simulated development and validation testing, this discipline will grow to require collaboration with various vehicle manufacturers to define and execute development and testing schemes that reduce overall program timing and costs related to the release of new vehicle programs and chassis control system architectures.



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