Functional Safety Engineer - Edinburgh


Ref: 1309Tuesday 30 March 2021

£50,000 - £75,000 DOE plus benefits including: 35 days holiday, Vitality Health care and flexible working

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a Functional Safety Engineer for one of our most outstanding clients that is an international designer of mixed signal semiconductor solutions with a growing design presence in Edinburgh, Scotland and Dresden, Germany.

Our client's design team develops custom automotive centric ICs using ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers and integrate Analog and mixed signal, RF and Power Management IPs bringing a complete solution to an international customer base. You will join a small team of highly competent engineers that are creating brand new designs in the field of wireless and USB power delivery, sensing systems and connectivity within the car. The Functional Safety Engineer (FSE) joins the team at the center of the automotive safety culture and will be a champion for the automotive functional safety lifecycle of projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analysis and defined functional safety requirements. 
  • Creates/contributes to functional safety concept and technical safety concept.
  • Specifies HW safety requirements and SW safety Requirements.  
  • Collaborates with the design team in the design of effective technical solutions aimed to achieve adequate robustness at System, HW and SW architectural level in compliance with relevant functional safety standards.
  • Contributes to the product development process, by creating the appropriate work products that meet the requirements of the relevant functional safety standards.
  • Supports Safety Assessment Reviews held by safety assessor.
  • Leads or participates in safety analysis processes (e.g. FMEAs, FTAs, FMEDAs, etc.)
  • Supports the safety verification & validation activities.
  • Supports customer review meetings.
  • Tracks and document necessary safety activities within a project as planned.
  • Cooperates with the FSM and other FuSa resources in other sites or external contractors.
  • Support Fault injection reports.  
  • Support Design engineering with impact analysis on design changes effects on functional safety and ensure that functional safety is maintained.

Main Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry (e.g. design, test, quality); however, highly motivated, open-minded new starters are welcome as well
  • BS/MS in natural science, Applied Physics, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering
  • The successful candidate must have strong manufacturing and quality engineering skills, data analysis skills as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Reliable, accurate and customer-oriented mindset with excellent skills on documentation systems
  • Strong understanding of Functional Safety Standard ISO26262 and Automotive Engineering principles
  • Experience with the creation of safety documents, (e.g., Safety Case, FMEA, FMEDA and FTA)

Additional Qualifications:

  • ISO26262 Certification
  • Knowledge of Requirements Management tools
  • Experience with Safety Analysis Tools
  • Knowledge of the Products Development Life Cycle with respect to Systems, Electrical or Software Development.
  • Good technical leadership, planning and organization skills.
  • Self-motivated / self-starter with the ability to find creative solutions.  
  • Experience with automotive requirements (e.g. AEC, FMEA, Control Plan, PPAP, IAGT16949 and VDA 6.3 is a plus.
  • Domestic and international travel will be required.