Functional Safety Job Description

Functional Safety Job Description

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Functional safety provides guidance and support to the program team in the development of their work products per the safety case in compliance with ISO 26262.

Functional Safety Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Executing functional safety activities including provision of expert level consultancy in ISO26262/IEC61508, technical planning, developing safety concepts, requirements and architecture, safety analyses at the system level (DFMEA, FTA etc…)
Within the first 6 months, rapidly begin to work with cross-functional and global teams within powertrain including research and advanced engineering to conduct ISO 26262 functional safety analysis of challenging new and carry-over technology, including advanced fuel economy, active safety, and automated technologies
Participate in HW metrics activities compliant to ISO 26262
Participate in subsystem safety analysis using FMEA and Quantified FTA methods
Work with component suppliers regarding Safety Manual, FMEDA, safety mechanism(s) capability, BIST
Lead system hazard analysis and safety concept development activities
Responsible for the development and integration of Ford Functional Safety standards and industry common practices into the corporate processes
Lead the development of internal Ford Functional Safety training and support the Functional Safety Global Technical Board
Support the management and control of the various Functional Safety templates and guidelines developed to aid Functional Safety work product development
Within the first year, become a leader in creating and continuously improving innovative, simple and safe advanced powertrain system designs

Functional Safety Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Functional Safety

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISO, TUV, FSCAE/AFSP, ISO26262, IEC, ISA, SPICE, PMP, FS

Education for Functional Safety

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the functional safety job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Technical, Software Engineering, Automotive, Systems Engineering, Education

Skills for Functional Safety

Desired skills for functional safety include:

ISO 26262
ISO 26262 and IEC 61508
FTA
System safety standards
IEC61508
Safety related engineering processes and methods
FMEDA
Requirements Management tools
WABCO products is an asset

Desired experience for functional safety includes:

Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
Must have experience with SW/HW engineering development activities
Must be a self-starter and function with limited supervision
Must be able to fluently write, read, and speak English
Masters in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
Develop design verification tests at the component, system, and vehicle level

Functional Safety Examples

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Functional Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of functional safety. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for functional safety
  • Participate as a representative of the PSG FuSa team within system teams for example when performing Hazard Analysis, FMEA, FTA
  • Work with reliability engineering to develop HW component FIT estimations
  • Create and Review Functional Safety Test and Fault Injection Test Plan with stake holders
  • Lead Full/Delta Functional Safety Tests Verification and Validation on bench and vehicle
  • Lead Full/Delta Fault Injection Tests Verification and Validation on bench and vehicle
  • Prepare Full/Delta test reports for Functional Safety Test and Fault Injection Tests
  • Perform Delta Safety Assessment (SW/Cal updates) during SW Releases
  • Support Delta Safety Assessment appraisal activities with customer
  • Create and Maintain project specific Functional Safety Work Products
  • Ensure required Functional Safety Work Products (V&V) fulfil Delta Safety Assessment
Qualifications for functional safety
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical)
  • Knowledge of function based FMEA analysis
  • 2+ years in Systems Design preferably in EV or HEV systems (Hybrid Electrical Vehicle)
  • MSEE or MSME graduate degree preferred
  • 3+ years in Automotive Functional Safety
  • Systems Engineering experience with powertrain
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a functional safety. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for functional safety
  • Support the performance of the safety & reliability analysis
  • System level architectural design, capture and management of system level requirements
  • Ownership of the functional safety concept
  • Ownership of design verification methodologies at the system level
  • Defining and populating safety cases
  • Embedded hardware and Software design concepts / schematics and technical review for safety-related systems
  • Provide information for tendering process and preparation of project proposals
  • Leads process improvements for hazards and risks analysis and documentation
  • Contributing/reviewing the main safety related workproducts safety plan, gaps analysis, safety case expected for the the activities to be done in the development
  • Establish and maintain all functional safety relevant internal and external interfaces
Qualifications for functional safety
  • Experience in the use of system modeling notations such as SysML
  • Development of functional safety relevant product
  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
  • Interest in the automotive industry (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of electrical/electronic systems and software fundamentals (preferred)
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Functional Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of functional safety. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for functional safety
  • Ensures employees complete all mandatory GM training and any specific training related to functional responsibility
  • Development of technical work products specific to functional safety, hazard and risk assessment, item definition, functional safety concept, technical safety concept, technical safety requirements, FTAs, FMEDAs, criticality analyses, other safety analyses, test case specifications for safety requirements
  • Perform safety activities according to the request of the Lead Safety Engineer
  • Maintain and expand functional safety capabilities in the existing products
  • Functional safety requirement management
  • Functional safety development
  • Functional safety verification and validation support
  • Assist in the certification process
  • Give support to the organization about safety functions
  • Evangelize benefits of FPGA-based functional safety to internal and external stakeholders (including customers)
Qualifications for functional safety
  • Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, team building, and communication skills
  • Experience in this domain (AV, Robotics, Aerospace)
  • Extensive experience in Automotive Engineering and Development experience in Functional Safety implementation
  • Identify, develop, and review safety requirements
  • Allocate safety requirements to the appropriate HW and SW components according to ECU Subsystem architecture design
  • Support requirement traceability/maintenance between ECU subsystem design, HW/SW components, and testing
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Functional Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of functional safety. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for functional safety
  • Act as Automotive BG representative in cross-functional FuSa Core Team
  • Capture, prioritize, track and communicate customer-driven FuSa deliverables
  • Collaborate closely with other PSG organizations (e.g., PIPE, PSWE, Planning) to ensure we are developing a holistic FuSa solution across
  • Conduct reviews with product teams to ensure functional safety standards are being met throughout product development cycles
  • Drive changes needed within the organization to secure ISO26262 and IEC 61508 compliance
  • Be responsible for assessing and determining product line compliance to the internal Safety Case Policy
  • Direct re-use of safety cases and re-use of designs through advice, metrics reporting, and timely escalation in order to achieve the required standards of leadership in safety and cost
  • Take ownership of safety process improvement
  • Recognize when and how to address critical system safety topics with customers and represent the business in forums
  • Be the main contributor of the implementation of a work process that is aligned to the ISO26262 and IEC 61508 standards
Qualifications for functional safety
  • DOORs, IQ RM, ITEM toolkit, Enterprise Architecture (SysML), Product Lifecycle Management tool (PLM), Medini Analyze (Functional Safety tools)
  • MS, or 2-5 years industry experience
  • Familiarity with Linux architecture and open-source development methodologies
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis techniques and tools such as R
  • Several years of experience in key areas or a related field
  • Experience of automation systems, machinery and functional safety, safety PLCs and electric drives and their applications
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of functional safety. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for functional safety
  • Producing and tracking work products, such as System Safety Program Plan, Safety Manual, Safety Concepts, ASIL assignment / decomposition, Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment, Safety Requirements, and FTA
  • Participate in evaluations of proposed technical solutions in decided architecture with the purpose to judge the possibility of developing and calibrating a SW solution
  • Plan and document the system safety activities and work products in a System Safety Plan
  • Provides coaching to the program’s suppliers in the area of functional safety
  • Maintain an open issues list that is key for the successful tracking of issues from meetings own activities
  • Confirm and verify that safety plan and safety case as developed by Functional Safety engineers will ensure functional safety relevant deliverables are met in compliance with customer & internal company product & project gateways
  • Tailors the safety case of the program in collaboration with the functional safety manager and the Technical Lead
  • Provides guidance to the program team in the usage of ME’s functional safety processes, templates, and guidelines as stated in GPEP
  • Write and review product safety requirements and characteristics
  • Ensure requirements traceability, completeness and coverage and plan improvements
Qualifications for functional safety
  • Understanding of the legislation, directives and standards that apply to machinery and work equipment
  • A practical, proactive and persistent way of working
  • Experience of using structured design methodologies such as UML, state transition diagrams
  • Experience in Software Quality and process
  • Working experience in a requirements driven process
  • Experience working with automotive systems

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