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Sr Engineer-Electronics in Farmington Hills, MI at ZF

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Position Description:

Cognitive Safety Systems’ remarkable power to help keep people safer relies on a suite of sensors and advanced electronics that make vehicles smarter. We create intelligent systems that enhance the safety of pedestrians, drivers and passengers by combining our active and passive technologies. Using proprietary algorithms, these intelligent systems sense, calculate and adapt to help drivers avoid or mitigate an accident. Incorporating this advanced awareness yields a higher level of safety, efficiency, comfort and convenience.

Essential to the success of these systems are highly sophisticated and technologically advanced ASICs (application specific integrated circuits) which improve overall system performance, while reducing size, weight and cost. Maintaining a competitive advantage requires the best and most innovative engineers to develop these ASICs.

Job Summary:

The responsibilities in ZF's Global Electronics Engineering – Semiconductor Core Development team include the development of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) and Application Specific Standard Products (ASSP) for the Airbag electronics products

  • Work within the ZF ASIC team while developing expertise and ownership of key ASIC circuit blocks.
  • Architectural development and specification construction
  • Functional and safety verification including developing test requirements, perform testing and test oversight.
  • Analyze results of testing, resolve issues, provide design direction for corrective actions.
  • Interacting heavily with ASIC supplier design team, testing and safety organizations to guide, review, and approve design implementation activities, perform safety analysis, confirm specification compliance, resolve issues, and support device returns analysis.
  • Interfacing with the ZF core and application module engineers to gather requirements, provide expert development and integration support, and verify the ASIC within an ECU.
  • Participation in cross organizational teams to establish strategic plans in the area of ASIC and architectures development and application of best practices across product lines.
  • Support in implementing and maintaining a world class ASIC development process for ZF.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering required. Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • 10 + years of mixed signal ASIC development/design and/or automotive electronic design experience; experience with automotive ASIC, ASSP, or FPGA development preferred.
  • Strong laboratory skills with experience interfacing to embedded systems.
  • Experience with validation of analog and digital circuits/systems.
  • Experience with automotive safety methods (FMEA, FTA) and familiarity with functional safety standard ISO 26262 highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with semiconductor industry trends and best practices (continuous improvement, zero defect, quality processes, AEC-Q100, state of the art testing and manufacturing, etc.).

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

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