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Software Quality Assurance Leader (ASPICE), Chennai


Chennai, TN, IN, 600116

Req ID 36083 SDC Chennai, India


ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.


Business Unit : Quality Assurance for Product Engineering

Reporting To : Global Quality Assurance Product Engineering Leader


This role is to ensure the execution of the quality assurance as well as the sign-off of documents in the related area of responsibility (System, Software and Mechanical Quality Domains as well as development of work product inspection automation).

This role is a regional role encompassing India region.


Key Roles and Responsibility:


Audits and Assessments


•             Facilitate ASPICE and Supplier Assessments as per the assessment schedule

•             Facilitate Function Safety Audits as the per the Audit plan

•             Assess quality of engineering service providers and partners on demand


Product and Release Reviews


•             Liable for the Review Results performed by the QAPE teams in Regions

•             Support in definition, capture and analysis of metrics pertaining to Project / Product

•             Enable transfer of knowledge and best practices across teams and projects




•             Validate deviations in EGRs/Review results  and recommend necessary actions

•             Bi-Monthly / Weekly Status Reporting to EQ D,

•             Escalate, Report, Track internal and external stakeholder issues as appropriate




•             Provide Product Engineering Quality resources to the Project team.

•             Motivate Internal and e Team

•             Facilitate Project teams in understanding, defining and adhering to the process established




•             Lead the QA Product Engineering teams in the following locations:

-              Chennai Porur (Technology Center)

-              Chennai Ambattur (Development Center)

-              Bengaluru (Digital Solutions Center), built up the team




•             Resource hiring and allocation approval at regional level

•             Budget planning, approval and authority at regional level

•             Tracking and reporting project progress from Quality standpoint

•             Accountable for closure of customer escalations

•             Represent WABCO's position to customers and suppliers

•             Coaching Engineering Function






•             Bachelor or master’s degree in engineering (electronics, information technology, computers or equivalent)

•             10 to 15 years’ experience in Engineering area, Integrated systems, SW, E/E, mechatronic systems

•             7 to 10 years’ experience in Software Quality

•             Min 5+ years of experience in handling a team

•             International experience in leading distributed teams



•             Thorough knowledge of lean engineering principles and quality standards

•             Experience, knowledge and certifications in Engineering Standards e.g. ASPICE, S- & D-FMEA, Functional Safety ISO26262, VDA6.3, IATF16949, Systems Engineering, V-model

•             Advanced knowledge about Software, Hardware and interaction of ECUs as system

•             Knowledge of Root cause analysis tools (8D, Fault Tree Analysis, Pareto, Statistical Tools, Shainin Red X, 6-sigma, etc.)

•             Knowledge of specific Customer requirements

•             Statistical knowledge

•             Excellent analytical and decision-making skills

•             Strong Leadership skills and negotiation skills are preferred


Be part of our ZF team as Software Quality Assurance Leader (ASPICE), Chennai and apply now!


Sakthivel Pandiaraj


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