Senior Functional Safety Engineer

Senior Functional Safety Engineer

Job ID:  21980


We at Vitesco Technologies in Auburn Hills, MI are seeking a  highly self motivated and detail oriented Functional Safety Engineer to join our team.


Are you ready to shape tomorrow with us and be part of the development team developing state of the art systems for our electrified technologies?


Job Description:

  • Responsible for ensuring functional safety within multiple projects described by Vitesco’s process model
  • Responsible for performing Functional Safety management activities according to relevant standards
  • Responsible for safety analysis (e.g. FMEA, FTA, FMEDA)
  • Responsible for project safety plan, DIA with customer and suppliers, project safety case 
  • Develop safety architectures and safety plans to ensure compliance with standards -
  • Responsible for preparing and conducting FSM assessments 
  • Responsible for object reviews for safety relevant work products 
  • Cascade safety requirements to the systems, subsystems, and component levels in product portfolio 
  • Leading and managing functional safety activities during the quote process -
  • Supporting system, hardware, and software evaluation by safety relevant tests 
  • Supporting hardware and software safety requirements -
  • Evaluating customer’s safety requirements and customer’s functional safety concept -
  • Supporting system architecture and system requirements for setting up the technical safety concept 


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar field 
  • At least 3 years of system development and functional safety (combined) experience with at least 2 years in automotive industry 
  • 2+ years of experience working with FMEA, FTA, System Architecture tools -
  • Experience with HW Design or SW Design for more than 2 years -
  • Experience in Electrification technologies such as Battery Management and Inverter Technology is strongly preferred 
  • Detailed knowledge and proven experience with ISO26262 
  • Working knowledge of system engineering approaches (requirements engineering / management, functional analysis and allocation, architecture design, validation, and verification) 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good knowledge of software quality, process (ASPICE, CMM) and methodology (AGILE) 
  • Good knowledge of requirement management tools (DOORS, ARTiSAN etc.) -
  • Good knowledge of change and configuration management tools (IMS, MKS, JIRA)
  • Good technical leadership, planning and organization/control skills is a plus 


Working Time: Full time 


Your Contact Partner: Kenneth R Cummings 

EEO Statement

Vitesco Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, including but not limited to people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people from all ethnicities and creeds, working parents, or people with long unemployment periods.  All qualified individuals will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. To be considered, an application must be submitted to a specific position for which Vitesco Technologies has a current posted job opening. Qualified applicants will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which they apply. Further, Vitesco Technologies provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to careers_usa& This email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process.

Vitesco Technologies is a leading international developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art powertrain technologies for sustainable mobility. With smart system solutions and components for electric, hybrid and internal combustion drivetrains, Vitesco Technologies makes mobility clean, efficient, and affordable. The product range includes electrified drivetrain systems, electronic control units, sensors and actuators, and exhaust -gas aftertreatment solutions. In 2021, Vitesco Technologies recorded sales of €8.3 billion and employs around 37,000 employees at about 50 locations worldwide. Vitesco Technologies is headquartered in Regensburg, Germany.