Functional Safety Engineer - Autonomous Vehicles

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Functional Safety Engineer - Autonomous Vehicles
Ford Motor Company

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Job Description & Qualifications

Position Duties:
  • Development of hazard analysis documentation for automated vehicles
  • Development of system level functional safety requirements for automated vehicles
  • Assist in the creation of system level technical requirements for automated vehicles
  • Development of test plans and procedures for verifying that internally developed automated vehicle safety targets are met
  • Assisting in conducting experiments to validate vehicle system and subsystem performance meet safety targets

Minimum Requirements:
  • BS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent engineering discipline
  • 1+ years experience performing systems engineering for new technology development, developing controls for automated or autonomous vehicles, Lidar, Radar, or Ultrasonic sensors and sensing systems
  • 1+ years experience applying Functional Safety including ISO 26262 and STPA to analyze complex control structures in automotive autonomous vehicle
  • 1+ years experience applying multi-factor authentication and cyber security specification in autonomous-automotive applications
  • 1+ years experience researching and applying Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) to model, analyze and develop a system and modeling Virtual Driver System in Complex-Autonomous vehicles using SysML
  • 1+ years experience modeling and simulating autonomous vehicle features using Simulink, Matlab and Labview

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS or Higher in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent engineering discipline
  • Experience with performing FMEAs and other Hazard analysis techniques with safety in mind.
  • Experience developing system-level requirements that cascade to subsystem requirements
  • Knowledge of the Concept level, Preliminary Design, Final Design, and Test Development Phases in Automotive Development
  • Experience working in a team-based project from inception to finish across multiple disciplines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in automotive or aerospace safety analysis
  • Experience with Software failure analysis at the architecture level

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

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Ford Motor Company 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.