Functional Safety Engineer

Location: Farmington, MI
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90,000.00 - $120,000.00
Date: 6/11/2018
Job ID: 02598645
Job Description
Functional Safety Engineer
Farmington, MI

Job Summary of the Functional Safety Engineer:

Functional Safety Engineer with experience as a safety analyst in an automotive environment is required to play a vital role in planning of system safety activities for project time schedules for one of our clients in Michigan area. This client is a leader in advanced vehicle safety systems and offering offering significant future opportunities to break into new technologies. In this role you will be responsible for conducting safety analyses and to provide feedback and guidance to the engineering design teams for systems, hardware, and software on system safety findings and recommended design changes to improve automotive embedded safety systems.


Responsibilities of the Functional Safety Engineer:
  • Plan System Safety Activities with respect to Project Time schedules
  • Participate in Safety Analyses of system, subsystem, hardware architectures. Safety Analyses include HARA, DFMEA, FTA, DFA, ETA
  • Specify and Document safety concepts and requirements for system architecture including HW and SW aspects
  • Communicate to engineering design teams the system safety aspects and communicate what is required to meet specified safety integrity levels
  • Review System Test Plans and Specifications to ensure compliance with safety plan with respect to the verification of derived Safety concepts
  • Interface with Customers regarding the technical safety aspects for the system and support quoting proposals

Qualifications of the Functional Safety Engineer:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2+ years of experience. Degree in Engineering Science is preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of performing Preliminary Hazard Analysis
  • Skilled in FTA preferably to the methods of NUREG-0492 and/or IEC 61025
  • Skilled in DFMEA preferably to SAE J1739, VDA 4, and/or Mil-std-1629
  • Knowledge of Safety requirements analysis at the system, hardware, and software level
  • Experience performing the following analysis -
    • Dependent Failure Analysis
    • Common Cause Analysis
    • Freedom From Interference Analysis and 
    • Maintenance Safety Analysis
  • Experience with Failure metrics analysis in accordance with ISO 26262 and/or Safe Failure Fraction in accordance with IEC-61508 will be beneficial
  • Experience withFTA and FMEA using computer aided analysis tools such as ITEM Toolkit and IQ FMEA will be beneficial
  • Knowledge of Reliability Predictions in accordance with IEC 62380, Mil-Hdbk-217 or Telcordia will be beneficial

Desired Background for the Functional Safety Engineer:
  • At least 4 years of experience as a safety analyst in an automotive environment. (Other technical environments such as avionics and military (Mil-Std-882) will be considered)
  • experience with Embedded Electronic Controls systems such as Brake, Airbag, Steering.
  • Experience in applying safety according to ISO 26262 standard, or secondly IEC 61508 standard.
  • Understanding of embedded Software engineering and Hardware engineering domains

Compensation of the Functional Safety Engineer:
Salary Range:  $90,000-120,000/year, depending on experience


Location: Southeast MI
Type:  Direct
Travel:  As and when required
Relocation Assistance:  Subject to review
Visa Sponsorship:  TN visa, Permanent Resident, and US Citizen only. (NO OPT/H1B will be considered)

Knowledge of the following areas may be helpful:- "System Safety", Safety, Functional, analyses, system, subsystem, "hardware architectures", HARA, DFMEA, FTA, DFA, ETA, "system architecture", "technical safety", "Hazard Analysis", NUREG-0492, "IEC 61025", "SAE J1739", "VDA 4", Mil-std-1629, "Dependent Failure", "Common cause", "Freedom From Interference", "Maintenance Safety", "Failure metrics", "ISO 26262", "Safe Failure Fraction", IEC, ITEM, "IQ FMEA", IQ, "Reliability Predictions", Mil-Hdbk-217, Telcordia, "Embedded Electronic Controls systems", Brake, Airbag, Steering