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ADAS Hardware Project Lead


Monterrey, NLE, MX, 64830

Req ID 19567

ZF is looking to hire an ADAS Hardware Project Lead (HWPL)  to join our team at our state of the art R&D center located in Monterrey Mexico.


The Hardware Project Lead (HWPL) is the technical lead and decision maker within the project responsible for Hardware Engineering including planning, execution and delivery.  The HWPL is responsible to ensure robust planning and then to drive execution of all Electrical, Mechanical and Optical work packages and ensure high quality on time delivery.  The HWPL is the primary interface for Electronics, Mechanics and Optics related topics in the project. 



  • Lead Hardware Development Planning and Execution 

    • Define/Coordinate Electrical, Mechanical, and Optical resource planning; assign tasks accordingly per discipline global footprint 

    • Plan, manage, and drive on-time delivery of Electrical, Mechanical, and Optical deliverables, in accordance with the project scope and milestones, as defined by the Engineering Project Manager  

    • Support DFM and DFT reviews leading findings resolution and implementation 

    • Lead Hardware Validation Planning  

    • Conduct Hardware Engineering release and ensure on-time hardware deliverables for Electronics Engineering Process Model gate releases 

  • Lead Hardware prototype builds 

    • Consolidate hardware prototype needs for all disciplines per project sample loop plan, together with the Engineering Project Manager 

    • Lead components procurement with Purchasing, Plant, and Suppliers/Distributors 

    • Plan and manage Hardware prototype builds for internal and customer deliveries 

  • Lead Hardware bring-up and functional verification for prototype and production equipment 

    • Manage external hardware suppliers for the project 

    • Align project schedule and technical milestones with hardware suppliers and ensure linking of internal and supplier schedules 

    • Monitor and control supplier progress throughout the project 

    • Ensure on time delivery of supplier engineering deliverables according to agreed schedule 

  • Serve as main Electrical, Mechanical and Optical interface in the project both internally and externally 

    • Act as main technical interface to the Component team / Suppliers to ensure performances and quality targets are met 

  • Monitor the Bill of Materials cost and define corrective actions to reach defined target jointly with the Engineering Project Manager and Purchasing 

  • Check and ensure quality of engineering deliverables 

  • Other duties as assigned 


  • 8+ years of hardware design 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Optical Engineering or related field 

  • Master's degree is preferred

  • Proven leadership skills 

  • Demonstrated project management skills 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral 

  • Strong Microsoft suite skills including PowerPoint, Excel and Word 

  • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of the cross-functional teams 

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents 

  • Business fluent in written and spoken English


Be part of our ZF team as ADAS Hardware Project Lead and apply now!


Jose Luis Rodriguez

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