supervisor_account ZF Group
room Stemwede, Germany
stars Intermediate
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Team Leadership
Software Architecture

Lead Software Architect (m/f/d) at ZF Group


  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in engineering with focus on computer science, vehicle engineering, control engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering or equal
  • Several years of experience in automotive software architecture design
  • Detailed knowledge of design principles, architecture and design patterns
  • Detailed knowledge of software architecture design and systems engineering necessary; System know-how and knowledge of the domain Vehicle Motion Control
  • Fluent English language skills, German would be a benefit and ability to work independently with a distinct „hands-on“ mentality

Scope of Work


  • Assess and strategically plan the architectural options for development of ZF’s vehicle motion control software cubiX  
  • Coordinate research and consultation activities to find, create or apply the appropriate architecture for the cubiX SW product  
  • Support portfolio management planning between the VMC system house and ZF Divisions
  • Manage architectural variants, decide on target design and document the design decisions
  • Lead a team of SW architects within the project


  •  Bike leasing
  • ZF pension/retirement plan 
  • 50% mobile work
  • Fitness center “Hansefit”, ZF covers a part of the membership costs


Applicant Location Requirements

in  Stemwede (Germany).

About ZF Group

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 165,000 employees worldwide, ZF reported sales of €43.8 billion in fiscal 2022. The company operates 168 production locations in 32 countries.