Firmware Functional Safety Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
January 20, 2023

As a FW Functional Safety Engineer in Advanced Hardware Engineering (AHE), you will be responsible for implementation and verification of FW safety requirements for sensor, computer, and control modules and provide guidance in architecture design. In addition, you will review safety mechanisms on both custom and 3rd party hardware architectures at the module level. You will work closely with systems engineers, design engineers, and test engineers to fully capture functional safety requirements and the capability of our hardware.  Your analysis and assessment will be paramount to all other requirements with respect to our hardware


  • Engage with suppliers and review work products to conduct detailed functional safety analysis
  • Work with system engineers to develop and document module level functional safety requirements
  • Work with hardware and FW design engineers to characterize architectures and decompose module level requirements into board level component requirements
  • Work with test engineers to design tests to qualify failure modes, quantify failure rates, and execute HIL fault injection tests to validate functional safety models
  • Interface closely with the internal safety systems team at Zoox
  • Ability to review Hardware-Software Interface documentation and help implement/verify safety mechanisms
  • Review, approve and provide guidance for architecture proposals and design verification plans

Job Requirements

  • B.S. or higher degree in Aerospace, Automotive, Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
  • 3+ years of work experience with implementation or verification of FW drivers for safety critical ECU’s
  • Strong background in C / C++ programming for embedded Linux or micro-controllers
  • Experience with low-level interfaces such as I2C, SPI, CAN
  • Firmware development and verification experience within standards such as: ISO-26262, ARP4754A, ARP4761, DO-178C, DO-254, IEC 61508
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