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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.

System Safety Engineer

Country/Region:  US

Lafayette, IN, US, 47904-1863

Req ID 61420 | CSS Lafayette Staff, United States


Commercial Vehicle Solutions from the ZF Group provide the capability to shape the future of commercial transportation systems. With a comprehensive portfolio and expertise, it enables ZF to reimagine transportation for a safer and sustainable tomorrow. Our technologies and services for commercial vehicles and fleets make them more efficient, safe, connected, intelligent and automated wherever they operate.  


Would you like to work closely with engineers from many of the leading companies in Commercial Vehicle industries, who use our products to accelerate their product development and reduce their environmental impact?

We are looking for a motived and talented System Safety Engineer to join our Engineering Group and become an integral part of a multi-functional team that is at the forefront of the Commercial Vehicle industry.


What you can look forward to as a System Safety Engineer: 

• Analyze EAS system safety at all levels through a series of formal safety analyses (including hazard analysis, Hazard Testing, FTA, Random Hardware Metric Analysis).
• Responsible for product safety case, including checking and approving analyses performed by others
• Act on the results of any safety analysis or validation test result to ensure that the safety and integrity of the electric assist steering system is not compromised in any way, including safety sign-off for system and software
• Assist in the development of new system features, components and diagnostic algorithms that will improve the safety or reliability of the system or improve the coverage of the built-in protection systems.
• Liaise with the customer to set safety acceptance standards, to develop customer-specific safety analyses and to ensure that the customer’s safety expectations are met.
• Ensure that the supply-base is fully aware of the safety-related requirements and responsibilities.
• Proactively engage project teams ensuring safety is appropriately comprehended in product development process.
• Actively support all projects with analysis and expert advice for change impact analysis (DRBFM) and safety release reviews.


Your Profile as a System Safety Engineer: 

  • Bachelors Degree in electrical engineer, mechanical engineering, or related technical field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in safety engineering with working knowledge of ISO 26262 as functional safety engineer
  • Working knowledge in ISO13849 and SOTiF
  • Experience of safety analyses of electro-mechanical safety-related products. Including participation and organization of hazard analysis, failure mode effect analysis and fault tree analysis and hardware metric computation


Why you should choose ZF in Lafayette? 

  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
  • A strong diversity culture
  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities


Be part of our ZF team as System Safety Engineer and apply now!


Kyle Nader



Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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