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System Parameter Tuning Engineer

Country/Region:  CN

Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 34028 Shanghai, China


We are looking for a new colleague System Tuning Engineer for our Division C at our location of Shanghai.


Your Tasks:

  • Main Objectives: The CDC Systems Ride Engineer is responsible for the execution of internal and external ride development activities. Support and guide customers in the development process of chassis systems and in the tuning/software calibration of CDC dampers on pre-production vehicles. Work with customer to analyze and identify the root cause of suspension related concerns.  Executes CDC system integration, testing, and ride development at a very high skill level.

  • Exhibits superior knowledge and execution of damper/ride development processes, both ZF internal processes and customer processes. 

  • Understands function of latest CDC valve technology.

  • Determines required adjustments to operating software to achieve ride and handling targets established by the customer.

  • Responsible for releasing software calibrations for production including preparing the necessary documents for final software calibration release. Understanding of ASPICE process and works within the parameters of it.

  • Utilizes Software tools for assigned calibration tuning, including troubleshooting of chassis electrical system faults and flashing of control module (ECU) with updated software and/or calibrations.

  • Performs system integration and system testing according to Doors test cases.

  • Uses task management system to Track and document issues and complete assigned work packages Responsible for issuing Engineering Report after each ride session, obtaining Customer signoff and effectively communicating customer expectations to project team.

  • Develop strong working relationships with customers conveying both professionalism and strong product knowledge.

  • Responsible for coordinating ride work activities with customer in support of determined program milestones.

  • Directs the efforts of support technicians (not relevant for system development and tuning) when conducting ride work at customer locations and supports less-experienced ride engineers as needed.

  • Attends and participates in System Engineering meetings as requested to resolve issues and/or formulate a response to customer inquiries.


Your Profile:

  • 3+ years of experience with strong functional/product knowledge. Possesses working knowledge of vehicle dynamics fundamentals for application to damper development. B.S. in Vehicle Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management, or related field is preferred.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Chinese language native speaker. German language skills are beneficial. Must have good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office. Strong software skills in system development and ride tuning tools (Vector CANape, CANalyzer etc.) Strong software skills in ASPICE system development tool chain (IBM Rational DOORS, Clear Case, Clear quest or GIT, Integrity etc.).

  • Ability to evaluate vehicle ride characteristics and associate them with product specific changes. Basic knowledge of electrical circuits and schematics. Basic knowledge of CAN communication and software-controlled systems. Valid Driver’s License and ride and handling skills on an experienced level. Experience with Vector Cantech CANape/CANalyzer.

  • Good communication abilities. Cultural openness. Teamwork capabilities. Cost awareness. Excellent organizational skills and self-motivation. Ability to travel and work on an international basis for 2-3 week periods with little or no support. Ability to work in team and within an intercultural environment. Ability to work under pressure. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


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


[[Constance Wu]]


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