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Functional Safety Engineer - Software

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Oakland
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

We are currently seeking a Software Functional Safety Engineer. This position requires experienced professionals with hands-on experience in functional safety engineering in the context of ISO 26262 at an OEM or Tier 1 with particular focus on Part 6 – Product Development at the Software Level. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

  • Define the software safety plan, safety case, guidelines, templates and conduct confirmation review for electronic control modules. 
  • Guide software development teams towards successful implementation of ISO 26262.
  • Drive the development of software functional safety work products to support the software safety case.
  • Consult with, mentor, and coach software development teams in establishing ISO 26262 compliant procedures and corresponding work products.
  • Conduct software tool evaluation and qualification activities.
  • Specify software functional safety requirements to support the functional safety concept and technical safety concept.
  • Develop safety analysis including FTA, FMEA, dependent failure analysis, freedom from interference.
  • Specify SW unit, integration and HW-SW integration test guideline and plan.
  • Collaborate on Functional Safety with hardware and system development teams, suppliers and other stake holders.


  • Knowledge of embedded software development processes and the systems engineering V-model.
  • Experienced in C programming and applying MISRA guidelines.
  • Understanding of AUTOSAR based architectures.
  • Experience with model-based design; creating control systems & models with Matlab/Simulink. 
  • Experience with automated requirements management tools (e.g. JAMA etc.) and issue tracking tools (Jira, etc.) and functional safety tools (e.g. Medini, APIS IQ).
  • Knowledge of one or more vehicle embedded systems and functions related to EV propulsion, Infotainment, ADAS, Chassis, etc.
  • Understanding of the product safety responsibility share between supplier and OEM.
  • Strong communication, multitasking, & inter-personal skills, both in presentation & technical writing .
  • Self-discipline and self-direction in high energy start-up company.
  • A strong attention to detail and desire to create the very best product.
  • A collaborative approach to working closely with development teams.
  • Excellent writing, verbal and organization skills.
  • BS minimum in an engineering discipline such as computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience as a functional safety engineer or related role.
  • Advanced degrees preferred.


  • Experience with electric propulsion systems, body controls or high voltage systems including relevant controls preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge and experience with Infineon or NXP automotive processors.
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment and using related tools.
  • Appreciation of CMMI and Automotive Spice and their role in delivering a quality product.

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Oakland , Functional Safety Engineer - Software, Other , Oakland, California

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