Autonomous System Functional Safety Engineer

Lyft, Palo Alto, CA

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We care deeply about delivering the best transportation experience; this means the best experience for the passenger and the best experience for the driver. We believe this quality of service can only be achieved with a deep understanding of our world, our cities, our streets… how they evolve, how they breathe. We embrace the powerful positive impact autonomous transportation will bring to our everyday lives and with our ambition, we will become a leader in the development and operation of such vehicles. Thanks to our network, with hundreds of millions of rides every year, we have the means to make autonomy a safe reality. As a member of Level5, you will have the opportunity to develop and deploy tomorrow’s hardware & software solutions and thereby revolutionize transportation.

About the Role

As a Autonomous System Functional Safety Engineer, you will be working collaboratively on safety related requirements with internal Lyft Level 5 engineering teams and with external manufacturers for sensors and mission critical components for the autonomous vehicle.
In developing the critical sub-systems for autonomous driving, the role will require the following


  • Active participant in autonomous vehicle sub-system development, working closely with both hardware and software teams in supporting functionality definition from a safety perspective
  • Be the point contact to external vendors on the development of ASIL compliant devices.
  • Development of the safety cases for sub-systems
  • Derive technical safety requirements based on defined safety goals for the sub-systems
  • Support FMEDA, DFMEA, FTA and DFA technical work products to ensure that ASIL metrics are being met
  • Define safe state and interrupt protocol requirements for the sub-systems depending on the safety requirements and ASIL rating
  • Define safety testing requirements for both hardware and software for the sub-system, working closely with the internal testing team to ensure correct implementation.

Experience & Skills

  • Electrical Engineering, Product Development Engineering or Quality/Reliability Engineering background
  • Experience in using the ISO 26262 or the IEC 61508 standards (other applicable safety standards such as DO-254, ISO 60601, IEC 62304 may apply)
  • Technical experience in creating FMEDA, DFMEA and FTA work products
  • Experience with either vendor, automotive-tier 1 or automotive-OEM technical collaborations
  • Understanding of FIT estimate derivation based on SN29500, IEC 62380 or equivalent standards
  • Proven time management skills and a respect of deadlines

Nice to Have

  • Experience in data analysis (script writing to extract data, experience with JMP or other statistical analysis tool)
  • Hardware or software experience but not necessarily a deep expert in either
  • Proactive approach to troubleshooting problems - demonstrating taking responsibility of fixing issues
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