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one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Principal Engineer Functional Safety (m/f/d)


Solihull, GB

Req ID 27003

For our location in Shirley (The Hub) / UK, we are looking for an experienced Principal Engineer Functional Safety (m/f/d).
ZF Hub UK – a brand new state-of-the-art, fit for the future facility supporting technology innovation for Next Generation Mobility, across four technology domains: Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving and Electric Mobility. 


Your tasks as Functional Safety Principal Engineer:

  • As Functional Safety Principal Engineer you will lead a team of Functional Safety Engineers supporting a group delivering >10 million high performance electronic control units per year globally for automotive electric steering
  • Act in Safety Manager role (ref: ISO 26262-1:2018, 3.140) to assure that the electronic control unit safety activities are planned, coordinated, and tracked
  • Coordination and alignment of Functional Safety topics and interfaces within the project teams and customers, based on the system architecture, system/electronic control unit requirements, safety concepts (FSC/TSC) and the evaluation of safety goal violations
  • Perform safety goal violation analyses of electronic designs and promote compliance with Functional Safety processes (at all levels)
  • Close cooperation with Hardware / Software / Systems / Functional Safety teams in an international environment


Your profile as Functional Safety Principal Engineer:

  • Minimum of an Engineering Degree in Electronics, Computer Science, Systems Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience in developing safety critical automotive electronics
  • Detailed knowledge of Functional safety standards, including ISO 26262:2018, with proven experience of product development at the hardware level compliant to ISO 26262-5:2018
  • Experience in leading a team, good communication skills and intercultural sensibility – Goal and solution orientated working style
  • Fluent English language skills (verbal and written) and a willingness to undertake travel are required




About ZF:
ZF is a global technology company suppling 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.
In fiscal year 2020 ZF reported sales of €32.6 billion. The company employs more than 150,000 associates at approximately 270 locations in 42 countries.

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Be part of our ZF team as Principal Engineer Functional Safety (m/f/d) and apply now!


Anne Jügling


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