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Sr. Functional Safety Engineer

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

As Sr. Functional Safety Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the functional safety activities for one of Rivian's vehicle programs. This will require leading the technical analysis to develop safety goals and requirements for the program while managing and overseeing the functional safety technical work across several different core engineering teams to ensure correct implementation of architecture, hardware and software components to satisfy the safety requirements for a program. In addition, you will be responsible for all the safety work products being completed for a vehicle program and are aligned to the overall program timeline and expectations. Responsibilities Working with systems engineering to understand the expected features and functions specific to a vehicle program Deriving a detailed Hazard and Risk Assessment (HARA) for a vehicle platform Deriving detailed Functional Safety Requirements (FSR's) for the vehicle platform Engaging with core engineering functional safety engineers in driving technical content for the Technical Safety Requirements (TSR's), hardware requirements, software requirements and deriving ASIL metrics Understanding high level safety implementation at a vehicle level but be able to transition to low level architecture and how safety requirements are applied to low level hardware and software Overseeing integration validation and testing activities between component hardware and software Leading Integration validation and testing at the vehicle level for functional safety requirements Maintaining a single source Safety Plan tracking the overall safety work at vehicle, system and component level In addition to the core responsibilities, other duties will include

  • Support defining Rivian's Safety portfolio by implementing a sustainable functional safety process
  • Identify and adopt non-automotive safety standards supporting Rivian's safety portfolio
  • Develop a comprehensive subset of practices/analyzes methodologies to be integrated into Rivian's safety portfolio
  • Clearly define the role of the external supplier across Rivian's vehicle programs.
  • Deliver clear and concise technical updates on external supplier progress across Rivian's vehicle programs.
  • Guide core engineering teams in external supplier selection based on feature requirement and safety rating. Qualifications Degree education in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical (or similar) At least 5 years of experience within the automotive industry (or equivalent), ideally OEM or Tier 1 working within functional safety Good interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of integrity Experience working within a cross-functional team leading indirect reports Proven knowledge of ISO 26262 and experience applying within an OEM or Tier 1 Good working knowledge of vehicle system functionality and electro/mechanical control strategy Ability to report to senior management and report accurate information in a clear and concise manner

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto , Sr. Functional Safety Engineer, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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