Sr Functional Safety Engineer at Meritor, Inc. in Escondido, California

Posted in Management 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Responsible for developing functional safety (FuSa) work products according to the ISO 26262 and/or IEC 61508 series of standards applied to a new generation electric vehicle supervisory controller (henceforth referred to as “SCM”) from concept to production. Perform functional safety concept development for system and subsystems involving hardware and software development. Work with cross-functional teams including controls engineering group, functional safety manager, and suppliers to develop and implement safety plans throughout the development lifecycle.


  • Performs impact analysis and develops safety work products to meet SCM functional safety compliance – if required

  • Provides input for defining safety case scope

  • Develops safety manual in cases of SEooC development

  • Collaborate with systems engineer to develop technical safety concept and allocate technical safety requirements to hardware and software elements

  • Provides guidance as needed for development of component-level (hardware and software) safety requirements

  • Defines the system safety architecture and works with controls group to design safety mechanisms

  • Perform safety analyses (safety FMEA, FMEDA / hardware metrics, FTA, etc.)

  • Provides input to system DFMEAs and supports the development of electronics DFMEAs as needed

  • Participates in ECU design reviews with internal cross-functional engineering group, suppliers, and customers

  • Provides planning directions to V&V team for verification and validation of the safety architecture (e.g., development of ECU test specifications and DVP&R’s in compliance with ISO 26262/ IEC 61508)

  • 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) – if needed

  • Interfaces with external contractors (e.g., consultancy / offshore services) in cases of outsourcing some of deliverables

  • Coordinates with the Functional Safety Manager (FSM) to be the main customer interface for safety topics and regular safety status reporting as needed / applicable

  • Provides status of safety activities to the FSM as requested to assist in keeping the safety plan up-do-date during the safety lifecycle

Required Qualifications


  • Master 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 and/or IEC 61508 standard

  • Experience with requirements management tools ( e.g., DOORS, Polarion)

  • Experience with software, modeling and simulation tools such as Matlab / Simulink

  • Experience with development of controllers for EV applications

  • Experience with CAN, LIN, UART serial communication systems

Preferred Qualifications


  • 7+ years of electronics hardware design or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

  • Experience with embedded platforms, microcontrollers, A/D converters and digital logic

  • Experience with controlling automotive BLDC motors, solenoids and sensors

  • Experience developing FTA, DFMEA, hardware metrics analyses to meet ISO 26262 Functional Safety or IEC 61508 requirements for electronic hardware and real-time control software

  • Certified in ISO 26262, exposure to software quality processes (ASPICE, CMMI, IATF16949)





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