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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Head of IT Verification & Validation


Hyderabad, TG, IN, 500032

Req ID 24432 Hyderabad, India


Your Tasks:


  • Collaborate, Partner and Drive ZF Strategy on Software for ZF (SW4ZF) to drive future Software Architecture to enable Next Gen Mobility vision. Deliver on Software Engineering Platform, Software Architecture and Value Add Software Applications focusing on DevOps, DevSecOps, Application Life Management ALM, Embedded Software, OEM Connectivity Solutions and Software Applications development using Agile & DevOps modern development methodology.
  • Deliver SLA driven Support & Run Services for Established & Released Software Applications and Software Platforms with Product centric Approach & Mindset. Partner and Collaborate with Software Centre Engineering Teams on defining Platform & Architectures and Toolchain to enable ZF Software Engineers to do their best. Establish, Monitor & Continuous Improvement on the processes to deliver Platform, Value Add Applications and associated Services to the Business Team leveraging Global Organization Structure, Global Multi Culturally Diverse Teams, IT Shared Services and Strategic Partnerships
  • Attract, Develop and Retain Key talent. Bring in diversity & enable Inclusion of different race, gender, and nationality in the teams. Participate & Contribute to the OEM / Technology Alliances and Industry Consortium to make ZF visible & recognized for its vision. Recruit & Build on Strategic Technology Partnership.
  • Define and maintain project planning for V&V activities including the provision of appropriate test equipment. Lead the implementation and reporting of V&V testing activities using xIL, test rig and vehicle facilities as required. Lead the development of simulation plant models for control system model-based development – for use in xIL testing.
  •  Work closely with System Design team to validate system DFMEAs.Work closely with Functional Safety team to implement FS testing. Work closely with Diagnostics team to implement HIL based diagnostics testing. Work closely with control system design team and software design team to ensure delivery of complete system. Support the test facilities team in developing appropriate test equipment facilities. Support functional safety development and analysis



Your Profile:



  • Role based in the India with up to 30% occasional travel to other sites in Europe and USA and to visit suppliers is a requirement. Total years of experience 18+ years, 10+ years in leading teams & 3+ years in leading Managers. BE/ME in Automotive Engineering or Computer Science or Software Engineering Technical Know How:
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of control system integration, test, and simulation. Automotive experience is preferred but consideration will be given to candidates with relevant experience from other industries (e.g., aerospace, rail). Preferred tool experience using MATLAB/Simulink and HIL test equipment. Must have experience of developing test specifications and test automation in Powertrain technology.
  • Excellent planning and time management skills required for preparation of design V&V plans. Good knowledge of full development lifecycle with a focus on verification and validation including DFMEA and DVP
  • Working knowledge of ISO26262 would be an advantage. Must have relevant system integration experience preferably in Powertrain technology.  Good logical reasoning and problem investigation/resolution. People Leadership:
  • Lead Global teams & Managers as part of an integrated multifunctional product team which is responsible for delivering complex projects. Ability to work in cross functional teams. Proven ability to overcome cultural barriers. Develop skills within the team through direct team leadership and use of personal development reviews to identify development needs and set challenging individual objectives.





Be part of our ZF team as Head of IT Verification & Validation and apply now!


Rajesh Geddam

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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