Functional Safety Engineer

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00020288
Date Posted:May 10
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
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Sr. Functional Safety Engineer

Our client - a large Manufacturing Company in Troy, MI - is looking to add a Functional Safety Engineer to join their team.

Responsible for developing functional safety (FuSa) work products according to the ISO 26262 series of standards for electrified powertrain control applications from concept to production. Lead functional safety concept development for system and subsystems involving hardware and software development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs impact analysis and develops safety work products to meet electrified powertrain functional safety compliance
  • Coordinates with the Functional Safety Manager (FSM) to be the main customer interface for safety topics and regular safety status reporting as needed or applicable
  • Provides input for defining safety case scope
  • Provides input for keeping the safety plan up-do-date during the safety lifecycle
  • Provides status of safety activities to the FSM as requested
  • Leads safety analyses (safety FMEA, FMEDA, FTA, etc.)
  • Defines the system safety architecture and works with controls group to design safety mechanisms
  • Provides planning directions to V&V team for verification and validation of the safety architecture
  • Develops the safety case report and safety analysis reports
  • Interfaces with the supplier(s) for safety topics and regular safety status exchange following the development interface agreement (DIA)
  • Interfaces with external contractors (e.g., consultancy / offshore services) in cases of outsourcing some of deliverables


  • Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years of hardware/software and/or functional safety design experience in the automotive industry
  • Technical competence in application of the ISO 26262 standard
  • Experience with requirements management tools ( e.g., DOORS, Polarion)
  • Experience with software, modeling and simulation tools such as Matlab / Simulink
  • Experience with power-electronics and high voltage traction inverters
  • Experience with CAN, LIN, UART serial communication systems
  • Experience with embedded platforms, microcontrollers, A/D converters and digital logic
  • Experience with controlling automotive BLDC motors, solenoids and sensors

If you are a high performer and would like to work for an equally high performing company and you think the above opportunity is appropriate for you, we invite you to submit your resume in Microsoft Word format to

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