Functional Safety Lead Engineer

  • SF Motors
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • May 05, 2020

Job Description

At SERES, we’re forging a new kind of mobility company by combining the DNA of advanced automotive engineering and design with that of state of the art smart technologies and connectivity to revolutionize the future of premium electric vehicles. From our corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley we’re bringing the best and brightest together with a common goal of creating the next generation of smart, clean, connected vehicles for you.

Our vision is to deliver premium electric vehicles that enhance the daily lives of our users, allowing them to live more connected, productive lives through the integration of clean technology and advanced hardware and software. The future of mobility is more than getting from A to B, it’s about keeping connected to provide users customizable features, when they want it.


As a Lead Functional Safety Engineer with SERES, you will be responsible for defining and development of automotive functional safety requirement, with a focus on BMS, VCU and MCU. You will work with hardware engineers and control/firmware engineers at a very high level of collaboration. This role will develop leading-edge technologies for EVs planned for mass production by SERES.


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide leadership in defining, implementing, and improving relevant Functional Safety
  • Support the definition of safety requirements, and inform architecture and design
  • Participate in design reviews and discussions to help ensure that safety goals and requirements are addressed
  •  Develops requirements specification on vehicle, system and component Level, especially on BMS, VCU and MCU, both on the control/firmware and hardware level
  • Defines, develops, and advises on new architectures and detailed designs for current and emerging automotive systems


Required Education and Experience

  • BS, MS or PhD in EE, automotive engineering, computer engineering or a related field.
  • 7+ years of relevant engineering work experience that includes Functional Safety engineering
  • Knowledge in multiple automotive system domains(BMS, VCU, MCU)
  • Knowledge in industry standards and regulatory frameworks concerning the design and development of automotive systems including ISO 26262
  • Experience in applying tools and technologies for the development, design and analysis (e.g. Testing, HIL/SIL/MIL, FMEA/FTA, ...)
  • Hands-on experience in embedded control system development, software development, and/or verification and validation of such systems

Candidates for positions with SERES must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; TN visa holders may be considered.

SERES is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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