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Autonomous Driving System Safety Engineer

  • Location
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted



Hybrid Work Location: 

We believe work-life balance is essential to a team member’s success and job satisfaction.  ​This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. This position requires an employee to be onsite as required for key meetings/workshops on a minimal basis. 

Our team is looking for a creative and highly energetic Systems Safety Engineer who can lead System Safety work and craft our approach for future innovations in the Active Safety, Automated Driving, and Autonomous Vehicle spaces! This work directly supports overall System Safety Case development for these technologies that are critical in achieving GM’s path to Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion! In this role you will apply systems level thinking and partner across the engineering organization to deploy System Safety solutions across our diverse and evolving technology set.

In this position you will be a fully-qualified contributor who has thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the department. You will possess a broad technical knowledge, training and understanding combined with creative and independent thinking and conceptual ability to related work performed within their department.  This position will have a focus for executing System Safety development for Advanced Driving Integration Module (ADIM) .  In this role you will interact with the global product teams to ensure safety requirements are met according to the GM System Safety Process and industry standards.

Specifically, you will be responsible to lead risk analyses, develop safe solutions, identity/mitigate potential safety issues, and assist program teams to develop ADIM Systems free from unreasonable risk.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive systems, safety analysis, hazard identification, and risk mitigation efforts using both qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Decompose the top-level system functions, and behaviors into a set of safety requirements that detail expected end-to-end system behavior to implement a holistic safety strategy
  • Develop and maintain clear development pipelines, workflows, and dashboards for these functions, partnering closely with cross-functional teams to develop & deploy a safety strategy that balances feature availability & performance
  • Support definition of the validation & verification plan for safety requirements that evaluates the end-to-end implementation of the function
  • Collaborate with suppliers to facilitate timely delivery of safety critical system content
  • Mentor organizational partners on safety critical system and process-specific knowledge, working with Senior System Safety engineers as needed.
  • Travel as needed

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or another related Engineering degree
  • Minimum 2 years of post-graduation engineering experience in product development with safety critical systems
  • Ability to understand complex technical systems
  • Domain expertise in embedded controller system design for automotive or similar industry (i.e. Chassis/Vehicle Dynamics/ABS/ESC/Driveline/Steering/PTO/eLSD).
  • Support the System Safety Process Statement of Requirements (SOR) and the Development Interface Agreement with the supplier.
  • Basic project management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse teams globally
  • Knowledge of in-vehicle communication networks (CAN, Ethernet)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Familiarity with ISO 26262 or other functional safety standards such as IEC 61508, IEC 62304, or DO-178C
  • 2 or more years of engineering experience with systems safety analysis, systems, or active safety features including Human machine interactions
  • Software design, analysis, development, validation
  • Machine learning, simulation methods and data acquisition
  • Understanding of emerging standards such as ISO 21448 (Safety of the Intended Function) and UL 4600.

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We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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