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Systems Safety Engineer Entry Level (2019)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  38443

We are looking for a candidate who can take on the challenge of mastering Functional Safety and applying it to automotive steering projects.

If you have an educational background or other experience in electrical hardware or software, automotive embedded systems, or systems engineering, this could be a great opportunity for you.


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 provides formal training and certification in Functional Safety Engineering along with on the job mentoring.  This is a great opportunity to take your career in a new direction. 


In summary, Nexteer is looking for a candidate who can apply the ISO26262 functional safety process to system 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 background in embedded systems.


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


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead system safety analysis activities for assigned projects such as Electric Power Steering, Autonomous Steering, and Steer by Wire
  • Perform Safety Analysis such as FTA, FMEDA, and FMEA
  • Support the development of ISO26262 compliant processes and work products for Nexteer
  • Specify safety strategies and requirements for system architecture, including safety concept, failure management and driver-warning strategies
  • Support development of robust, fail-safe, or fault tolerant architectures and components to satisfy safety requirements
  • Specify detailed safety requirements, including diagnostic and software requirements
  • Specify and monitor specific safety tests, including fault injection testing
  • Perform and document safety assessments, including safety case
  • Stay abreast of new technology 


Required Skills:

  • Ability to readily grasp technical concepts and learn new things
  • Excellent organization and documentation abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to work with people


Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with automotive embedded systems, hardware, and/or software
  • Familiarity with failure analysis
  • Awareness of FTA tools (Reliability Workbench, Fault Tree Plus, medini analyze, etc.)
  • General competency in all core fields (embedded systems, computer hardware and software, electronics, controls, vehicle dynamics, mechanical)
  • Background in automotive engineering and chassis systems (steering, braking, suspension)
  • Strong computer skills, especially in spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and knowledge of simulation tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink)
  • Knowledge of project management processes and tools


Educational Requirements:

Degree:             Bachelor required

Majors:             Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics



Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Nexteer is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.


Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.


Nearest Major Market: Saginaw

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