Hardware Project Lead at ZF Group (Detroit, MI)

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Req ID 39461 | Gbl Elec HQ - Farmington Hills, United States

Position Overview:

The Hardware Project Lead (HWPL) is the technical lead and decision maker within the project team for all Hardware (Electrical, Mechanical and Optics) development activities. They are the single point contact to the Engineering Project Manager (EPM) for all Hardware development topics. This includes HW development timeline by work package/adherence to EEPM development process, prioritization of efforts, risk mitigation, problem solving, timely development and quality of work packages. Ideal position for those engineers looking for a management path in their career plans. This position will lead HW development for ADAS forward looking camera and central vision perception ECU development and new business acquisition for an Asian customer with the development team primarily residing in North America.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead Hardware Development Planning & timely execution of work packages
  • Define/Coordinate Electrical, Mechanical and Optical budget and resource planning. Assign tasks accordingly per HW team discipline global footprint.
  • Escalate and resolve team resource gaps with HW line management.
  • Plan, manage and drive on time delivery of Electrical, Mechanical and Optical deliverables in accordance with the project scope and milestones as defined by the EPM. Monitor execution and implement corrective actions as needed with EPM.
  • Lead DFM and DFT reviews, resolution of findings and implementation
  • Lead project level Hardware issue resolution/risk mitigation/change management
  • Lead Hardware Requirements Verification and Validation Planning & Execution
  • Ensure on time execution of Hardware testing in accordance with overall project test strategy (with VPL).
  • Responsible for resolution of open test issues, countermeasures implementation and design updates as necessary and obtain stakeholder (incl. customer) approval.
  • Conduct Hardware Design Reviews.
  • Consolidate hardware prototype needs for all disciplines per project sample loop plan together with EPM. Ensure stakeholder alignment of technical maturity.
  • Lead components procurement with the Purchasing organization, Manufacturing Plant and Suppliers / Distributors & plan/coordinate prototype builds for internal and external customers.
  • Lead Hardware bring-up and functional verification for prototype and production designs
  • Manage external hardware suppliers for the project
  • Align project schedule and technical milestones with hardware suppliers and ensure linking of internal and supplier schedules.
  • Monitor and control supplier progress throughout the project. Ensure on time delivery of supplier engineering deliverables according to agreed schedule. Implement countermeasures as needed.
  • Serve as main Electrical, Mechanical and Optical interface in the project both internally and externally.
  • Act as main technical interface to the Component team / Suppliers to ensure performances and quality targets are met.
  • Monitor the BOM cost and define corrective actions to reach defined target jointly with the EPM and Purchasing.

Experience:
  • 8+ years of micro based hardware ECU development
  • Preferred development experience at a tier 1 automotive supplier. Will consider other ECU technical hardware development experience
  • Project management skills
  • Strong experience with structured problem solving of complex/intermittent functional ECU issues.
  • Preparation and presentation to management the risk mitigation proposal for project technical and schedule development issues is highly desirable.
  • Lead engineer experience, leading day to day activities of a team of engineers is highly desirable.
  • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of the cross-functional engineering team disciplines (Software, Systems, Test, Algorithms).

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or OpticalEngineering or related field
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong sense of urgency/ownership and personal commitment
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents
  • Highly motivated and disciplined in time management

Be part of our ZF team as Hardware Project Lead and apply now!

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

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Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit
Job Segment: R&D Engineer, R&D, Testing, Electrical, Optics Engineering, Engineering, Research, Technology
More Information on ZF Group
ZF Group operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Farmington Hills, MI and Livonia, MI. ZF Group was founded in 1915. It has 41628 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 115 open jobs at ZF Group, click here.
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