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Function Development Engineer - Autonomous Driving (m/w/d)


Stemwede, NW, DE, 32351

Req ID 42641 Stemwede, Germany

We are reinforcing our System House Vehicle Motion Controls Team at our location in Stemwede-Dielingen or Friedrichshafen


Your tasks:

  • Model based functional development of an integral vehicle motion control software, especially development of a trajectory execution software for autonomous driving considering longitudinal, lateral and vertical controls
  • Creation and implementation of innovative control solutions with Matlab/Simulink
  • Virtual and in vehicle test of developed software
  • Discussion of software control strategies with internal/external customers 
  • Discussion of software interfaces with autonomous and advanced driver assistant systems as well as with several chassis actuators

Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in engineering with focus on vehicle engineering, control engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering, computer science or equal
  • Knowledge in vehicle engineering especially for automated/autonomous vehicles, vehicle simulation, model-based development, Matlab, Simulink, Targetlink and AUTOSAR
  • Advanced Knowledge in control technology and knowledge in functional safety (ISO 26262) as well as in the system and software engineering environment and ASPICE software development base practices would be beneficial 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft DevOps and future vehicle SW architectures would be beneficial, e.g. Service-orientated architecture
  • Fluent English language skills (german would be a benefit), willingness to travel and ability to work independently with a distinct „Hands-On“ Mentality

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.
With some 157,500 employees worldwide, ZF reported sales of €38.3 billion in fiscal 2021. The company operates 188 production locations in 31 countries.


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Be part of our ZF team as Function Development Engineer - Autonomous Driving (m/w/d) and apply now!


Sabine Kessel

(+49) 7541 77960988

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