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one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

System Engineer Optical Camera Sensors (m/f/d)


Friedrichshafen, BW, DE, 88046

Req ID 26694

We are expanding our team for automated driving at our location in Friedrichshafen.


Your tasks as System Engineer Optical Camera Sensors (m/f/d):

  • Responsible for finding and optimizing new sensor and system specifications using CMOS image sensors as well as SWIR- and FIR-sensors
  • Development of technical details by utilizing component specific imager features toward optimization of overall performance
  • Leading and tracking of internal and external partners and suppliers including agreements on acceptance tests
  • Act independent on definition and optical performance optimization composed of optical-, sensor-  and signal processing performance (function and technology)
  • Tech-scouting and characterization of sensor samples and camera modules, check their level of fulfillment
  • Actively engage in conception and optimization tasks and field testing of imager components. Find the optimal parameters for the target application.

Your profile as System Engineer Optical Camera Sensors (m/f/d):

  • Final degree as Master or PhD in optics, physics, electronics, or mechatronics or similar specialization, sound theoretical background in optical sensors
  • 1-2 years work experience or PhD in optical sensor systems, preferably camera sensors
  • Ideally multi-year experience in optical sensor technologies for automotive ADAS/AD applications
  • Very good English level e.g. C1, willing to engage on learning German (goal B2)
  • Very good communication skills, team spirit and motivation


The compatibility of work and family life is firmly anchored at ZF. For more information, please visit

ZF is a global technology company suppling 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. In fiscal year 2020 ZF reported sales of €32.6 billion. 
The company employs more than 150,000 associates at approximately 270 locations in 42 countries.



Be part of our ZF team as System Engineer Optical Camera Sensors (m/f/d) and apply now!


Vanessa Dziedzic

(+49) 211 584 222 094

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