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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.

Vehicle Development Engineer

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Livonia, MI, US, 48150

Req ID 38319 | Livonia Tech I, United States

  

We are looking for a new colleague in the Systems Engineering Department at our location in Livonia, Michigan.

 

Vehicle development and calibration using the latest in brake-by-wire and electronic brake control hardware from ZF in Livonia, MI.  Develop slip control calibrations and grasp how ZF provides a safer driving environment for those on the road today.

 
Responsibilities:

  • Vehicle calibration of Antilock Braking (ABS), Traction Control (TCS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and other systems to provide stable vehicle dynamics to balance stopping distance, acceleration, lateral displacement, brake squeal, road roughness, pedal feel, thermal, etc. 
  • Interface with vehicle architecture, not limited to, steering angle, wheel speeds, inertial sensor (IMU), powertrain.
  • Utilize vehicle CAN bus communications.
  • Work with customer OEMs to meet subjective and objective requirements.
  • Resolve engineering issues associated with ECU and vehicle interfaces.  
  • Maintain documentation and generate reports as required.
  • Contribute to internal vehicle development team meetings to coordinate timing for deliveries and develop issue resolution.
  • Participate in checkout and sign-off for deliverables.
  • Capture and review performance data for optimal vehicle calibration changes.
  • Schedule and conduct vehicle testing at customer or ZF facilities.
  • Process data through Hardware in the Loop (HIL) and/or Software in the Loop (SIL) environments.

 
Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. 
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.  
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint.  Knowledge of programming languages a plus.
  • Valid Vehicle Driver’s license required.  Vehicle dynamics license/certification preferred.
  • Ability to travel for winter vehicle testing, or other as required.

 

Be part of our ZF team as Vehicle Development Engineer and apply now!

 

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.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

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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Nearest Major Market: Livonia
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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