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Director of Functional Safety

Nauto

Nauto

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Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Director of Functional Safety

At Nauto you can make an impact at a high-impact company. We believe technology can help prevent collisions and save lives with predictive-AI that detects driver state and vehicle surroundings in real-time. More than 90% of car crashes can be attributed to human error. Nauto technology is designed to predict risk and alerts the driver with advance warning to help prevent collisions, improve driver safety, and save lives.

Our customers and prospects include many of the largest commercial fleets in the world along with vehicle manufacturers (OEMs), insurance providers, and autonomous vehicle companies. The company is backed by Greylock Partners, BMW iVentures, General Motors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and SoftBank, and is well-positioned for continued growth.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years in Automotive Industry with extensive experience (5+ years) in automotive Functional Safety, with a proven track record of implementing Functional Safety processes according to ISO 26262.
  • In-depth knowledge of automotive safety concepts, standards, and regulations.
  • Experience with safety analysis techniques such as HARA, FMEA, FMEDA, and FTA.
  • Familiarity with safety-critical automotive systems, including ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and autonomous driving technologies.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with engineering teams, suppliers, and external partners.

Nice to have

  • Experience with reviewing and analysing SOTIF requirements
  • Experience developing AUTOSAR-based systems.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and Implement Functional Safety Processes: Lead the development and implementation of functional safety processes tailored to automotive product development. This includes hazard analysis, risk assessment, safety goal definition, and safety requirements specification.
  • Compliance Management: Ensure compliance with automotive functional safety standards, particularly ISO 26262. Stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and standards related to automotive functional safety and implement necessary changes to ensure compliance.
  • Safety Analysis: Conduct safety analyses such as Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA), FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), FMEDA (Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostic Analysis), and FTA (Fault Tree Analysis) to identify and mitigate potential safety risks.
  • Safety Requirements Engineering: Define and manage safety requirements throughout the product development lifecycle. Ensure that safety requirements are correctly allocated to the appropriate owners of system, hardware, and software components based on the company's role in the automotive supply chain.
  • Safety Verification and Validation: Develop safety verification and validation plans and ensure that safety requirements are verified, validated, and documented throughout the development process. Coordinate with cross-functional teams to conduct safety tests and analyses.
  • Safety Culture Promotion: Foster a culture of safety within the organization by providing training and guidance to engineering teams on functional safety concepts, standards, and best practices.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain thorough documentation of safety processes, analyses, and verification/validation activities. Generate safety reports and present findings to relevant stakeholders.
  • Customer Interface: Work directly with the customers to ensure synchronization of responsibilities including coordinated testing where applicable and where practical for vehicle-level testing and access.

We also have all the best benefits, including:

  • Stock options
  • Coverage for (health, dental, vision) including qualified dependents
  • Healthcare spending accounts (FSA, HSA)
  • 401K
  • Commuter assistance
  • Beautiful modern workspace. Many perks including cafe with meals, snacks and drinks provided.
  • Up to 20 weeks of parental leave
  • Flexible PTO

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters learning from each other. We celebrate people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a work environment free of harassment and discrimination.

To all recruitment agencies: Nauto does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job’s alias, Nauto employees or any other company location. Nauto is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.