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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.

Functional Safety Engineer

Country/Region:  US

Livonia, MI, US, 48150

Req ID 62764 | Livonia Tech II, United States

We are looking for a new colleague in our Research and Development Department at our location in Livonia, MI!


About the team:

The Active Safety Division of ZF North America offers application specific solutions for a variety of different automotive steering and brake control products. Continued growth in our Livonia, MI office has created an opportunity for an experienced professional to join our Functional SafetyTeam supporting braking applications. 


What you can look forward to:

  • Plan all safety activities of the different development phases of the safety lifecycle for the relevant project including identifying projects requiring Safety Case to Safety Assessor, analyzing impact and plan all safety activities and preparing project-specific Safety Plan by tailoring the template.
  • Maintain and track progress to the safety plan for the duration of the project including maintaining the Safety Plan and Safety Work Product Status during the safety lifecycle, monitoring process of the safety activities and managing project related safety issues.
  • Support Safety Analyses (i.e. HARA, SPFM, LFM, Random HW Fault Metric, FTA, CM/CC analysis) and Functional- and Technical Safety Concept creation
  • Main Customer Interface for safety topics, regular safety status reporting for customer (via SyE or directly) and regular reporting to Safety Assessor


Your profile:

  • Bachelors Degree degree in Engineering
  • More than 2 years of experience in embedded software systems for automotive
  • Skill in C/C++ programming language and software test results analysis is preferred


Willing to learn:

  • Functional safety for SW based systems in the automotive industry 
  • Process knowledge in ISO 26262, ISO 16949, A-SPICE
  • Tool knowledge in DOORS, Integrity, Apis IQ, Fault Tree Plus (Reliability workbench), Medini


Why you should choose ZF:

A supportive collaborative team environment; Annual Incentive Plan; Hybrid work environment; Paid Vacation; Personal Time; 401k Plan; Health Care Benefits; Paid Holidays; Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement; A strong diversity culture; Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities

Join a fast moving, fast learning, cross functional agile development team and apply now!


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



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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

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

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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Nearest Major Market: Livonia
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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