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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.

Software Team Lead - Autonomous Driving (m/f/d)

Country/Region:  NL

Utrecht, UT, NL

Req ID 46322 [[location_obj]], Netherlands

We are looking for a new colleague for our subsidiary “2getthere B.V.” at our location in Utrecht (Netherlands).
Ready to shape the Next Generation Mobility? 
2getthere’s shuttles are equipped with a software responsible for the behavior and control in normal operation and in safety critical situations. This software is currently capable of providing an automated operation of shuttles for people transport in segregated lanes, meaning restricted areas.

The software team lead is responsible to shape and lead a team to deliver software releases for the above-mentioned use cases for customer projects including the required approval. In parallel the software shall be refined and restructured to serve use cases in public traffic for mixed operation applications. Therefore, the functionality needs to be enriched according to the requirements derived from systems engineering and the product and process quality needs to reach the level for road approval. This includes safety/cyber-security implementations and the selection and allocation to the appropriate ECU. Furthermore, you will be responsible to develop new systems and secure them for the future.


Your tasks as Software Team Lead – Autonomous Driving (m/f/d):

  • As a software team leader you will be part of a cross functional team and work closely together with project management and the product manager, on customer project implementations and product development as well as contribute to the enhancement of technology
  • Managing the resource pool of software engineers to ensure successful execution of the projects. 
  • Realize growth from 7 to 15 FTEs (initiative 1)
  • Enhance the existing software product to an automotive-grade level (initiative 2)
  • Ensure software releases and documentation allowing a customer delivery and approval (initiative 3)
  • Establish knowledge transfer within the whole team and gain a sustainable knowledge database (initiative 4)
  • Integration of each individual team member into the ZF organization & structure (initiative 5)
  • Onboarding, training and coaching of employees and conduct yearly evaluation meetings

Your profile as Software Team Lead – Autonomous Driving (m/f/d):

  • Minimum Bachelor level, preferably master’s degree ideally with a focus on automation/controls/robotics or a comparable professional development related to autonomous systems
  • Multiple years of experience as a software and systems engineering team lead, project lead or equivalent, preferably in an international environment
  • Experience with software development, tooling & multi-disciplinary projects
  • Excellent communication skills, highly proficient in spoken and written English, German language skills is a plus
  • Proactive, organized, accurate, punctual, helicopter view, strong sense of responsibility, cost and time conscious (deadlines)


Be part of our ZF team as Software Team Lead - Autonomous Driving (m/f/d) and apply now!


Johannes van Reedt Dortland

(+49) 211 584189

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