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Systems Safety Engineer - Auburn Hills (2021)


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  42736

Functional Safety is an exciting and growing field in the automotive industry.  Ensuring the safety of electronic control systems and software features is essential for today’s vehicles.  Features like Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, leading toward Autonomous Steering, combined with Cyber-Security threats, require solid functional safety argumentation and evidence to support the safety case. 

Nexteer is looking for a candidate who can apply the ISO26262 functional safety process to systems like Electric Power Steering, Autonomous Steering Systems, and Steer by Wire Systems in development.  The System Safety Engineer supports the full lifecycle of the safety process - from concept and requirements through design and analysis to implementation and testing.  The ideal candidate has a strong interest in embedded systems.


This position will be located in Auburn Hills, MI.  For the right candidate, we offer a generous relocation package. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Independently execute system safety activities for assigned projects related to Electric Power Steering
  • Independently develop safety requirements at multiple levels, including traceability
  • Independently execute Safety Analysis such as FTA, FMEDA, and FMEA
  • Independently develop, document, and execute bench and vehicle test procedures including fault injection testing


Required Skills:

  • 2+ years of experience in automotive, electronics, safety, embedded software, or mechanical areas
  • Awareness of automotive engineering and chassis systems
  • Awareness of ISO26262, IEC 61508 or similar
  • Computer skills, especially in spreadsheets and simulation tools
  • Familiarity with automotive embedded systems, hardware, and/or software
  • Excellent organization and documentation abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to work with people
  • Travel to Saginaw facility for meetings as required


Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of project management processes and tools
  • Awareness of HARA (Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment)
  • Awareness of FTA (Fault Tree Analysis) tools
  • Familiarity with failure analysis


Educational Requirements:

Degree:             Bachelors Degree required

Majors:             Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electronics Engineering



Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women 


VEVRAA Federal Contractor 


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Nearest Major Market: Detroit