People Matter

Staff Functional Safety Engineer



United States
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
Who we are:

At Glydways, we believe that mobility is a basic human right. Low-cost and ubiquitous access to affordable housing, employment, education, commerce and care lead to economic and social prosperity. As such our goal is to provide:

Public transit with the highest capacity, the best user experience, the lowest cost, and the lowest carbon footprint.

Our solution is a system of interconnected, profitable, and carbon footprint neutral transportation networks that uses standardized autonomous vehicles and a closed roadway. Together, they provide a 24/7 on-demand private mobility service without burdening the public with heavy upfront costs or annual system subsidies.

Meet the team:

This role is within the System and Safety Engineering team, which is responsible for the engineering work to satisfy the safety case for Glydways Self Driving Technology. Our team is responsible to understand the system and subsystem functions and defines the functional safety and technical safety concept (Concept and System Design) for all the vehicles systems and subsystems according to “state of the art” functional safety standards.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • The Functional Safety Engineer will perform safety analysis at all levels of the system product to identify design vulnerabilities and specify safety requirements.
  • Derive from the analysis the functional and technical safety requirements for various Autonomy software subsystems to ensure the safety of the self-driving vehicle in the presence of faults.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to play a critical role in complex system understanding, and definition of the system constraints.
  • This position requires excellent written and oral communication proficiency in conjunction with organization skills necessary to maintain focus and achieve consensus within diverse multi-disciplined teams.
  • Identifies, plans, organizes, tracks, and documents all necessary Functional Safety activities within the project;
  • Perform hazard analysis and risk analysis and define prevention and control measures in order to satisfy the safety goals;
  • Evaluate and analysis hazards cause by functional insufficiencies including Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP);
  • Perform Failure Modes, Effects and Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis of Autonomy in System, Hardware and Software;
  • Derive safety requirements for different levels of the engineering in system, hardware and software, including design constraints with respect to system performance and timing to ensure the faults and failures are properly mitigated;
  • Collaborate the safety results with the different teams to decompose safety requirements to build the Fault Management Concept for failure detection and failure handling;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering/Systems Engineering/Computer Science
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience working in functional safety, system safety, or safety engineering
  • Ability to demonstrate a proven track record of successfully working with large, complex teams in a results-driven environment
  • Ability to perform safety analysis for complex designs and functions
  • Ability to derive functional safety requirements, technical safety requirements from analytical and data models like FTA, FMEA
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with Products Development Life Cycle (Systems, Hardware, Software)
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of one or more of ISO 26262, ISO 21448, IEC 61508, CENELEC Standards (railway industry), IATF 16949, ISO 9001

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with complex autonomous systems, self driving vehicles preferred
  • Working knowledge with “state of the art” tools for physical modeling and simulation (ex. Jama, Jira, Confluence, Python, Medini, etc.)
  • Experience with analytical methods (HARA, HAZOP, SOTIF, FME(C)A, FMEDA, FTA, Dependent Failure Analysis)
  • Experience with Cybersecurity and Machine Learning is a plus

Glydways provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.