ZF TRW Principal Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Req ID 33271BR

Job Title Principal Software Engineer

Functional Area Engineering

Business Unit GEE ā€“ Engineering ā€“ Electronics

Job Description Job Description

ZF Automotive (a division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG) is the global leader in automotive safety, among the world's largest automotive suppliers and one of the top financial performers in the industry with over $17 billion in sales. We are passionate about delivering the safety that everyone deserves, with the broadest portfolio of active and passive safety technologies of any supplier. ZF produces advanced active systems in braking, steering, suspension and sophisticated occupant safety systems including airbags, seat belts and steering wheels.

ZF has developed an array of crash sensing technologies including accelerometers and acoustic sensing devices that deliver the incredibly fast and accurate data demanded for airbag sensing systems and recognized for its excellence in algorithm development. Its airbag control unit product family delivers superior performance and the products are scalable to meet more basic emerging market demands through highly sophisticated systems to control vehicles with frontal, side, curtain and knee airbags.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for software tasks and deliverables throughout the entire software lifecycle including but not limited to requirements, software design, coding, unit testing, and defect resolution.

  • Follow a defined software process to ensure good quality and documentation as per SPICE or CMMI requirements.

  • Based on system requirements perform detailed software specification, design and development of complex safety critical features.

  • Configuration management: Check work on regular basis and create baseline for all major releases.

  • Tracking: Raise new open issues. Keep track and bring to closure assigned open issues.

  • Documentation: Issue release notes for all relevant baselines, software development plan, software requirement specifications (SRS) and software quality assurance plan.

  • Responsible for development of new products and changes to existing products.

  • Follow corporate quality process for documenting embedded code.

  • Work with hardware engineer to debug and validate design.

  • Assistance with other tasks as needed and determined by management.

Required Qualification

  • More than 5 years of experience developing embedded software for automotive safety applications.

  • Proficient in ā€œCā€ language and have excellent oral and technical writing skills.

  • Experience in the following areas: Requirements Traceability, Software Configuration management tools, static analysis tools (such as QA_C, Polyspace), MISRA and generally accepted embedded coding practices.

  • Experience in the following areas is highly desirable; OSEK, experience with embedded module implementation of CAN and the use of CAN analysis tools.

  • Knowledge of vehicle bus standards and experience with automotive software and device driver development are a plus.

  • Knowledge of Vector CAN tools (CANalyzer, CANoe) or equivalent (NeoVI).

  • Knowledge of configuration management tools: MKS or equivalent (e.g. PVCS).

  • Knowledge of requirement management tools (DOORS) and issue tracking system.

  • Adaptability to work in an international company on a project with teams in multiple countries.

  • Must be willing to travel moderately supporting internal and customer test trips.

  • Strong organizational/communication skill, ability to work within team environment.

  • Experience with ISO-14229 UDS protocol Service Implementation and Boot loader Development.

  • Experience in Integrating Vector CAN Stack and Diagnostics Stack is desirable


  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical / Computer Engineering or similar discipline

  • A Masters is preferred.

Education Requirements

-Bachelor Degree in Electrical / Computer Engineering or similar discipline

-A Masters is preferred.

Experience and Skill Requirements 10 + years

Position Status Salaried Full-Time

Diversity Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

City Farmington Hills

State Michigan

Country United States