Sr Engineer, Functional Safety

About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world's most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit www. – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker's social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Role Overview

Fisker is building an advanced EE & software architecture for the next generation EV platforms. The Functional Safety Engineer – Embedded Electronics will be a member of a team of FuSa experts that will support the EE & Software team by leading all ISO26262 Functional Safety activities and deliverables for the new architecture. The candidate reports to the Sr. Manager, EE Functional Safety, and works closely with the extended EE & Software team on all their Functional Safety deliverables. They will also work closely with several internal and external stakeholders including suppliers, design partners, etc., to ensure successful delivery of functionally safe features into the vehicle.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent hands-on Functional Safety expertise and a strong understanding of EE Systems & Software architectures, particularly in the EV space. They will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills that will help them build strong working relationships with all stakeholders.


  • Report up to the Sr. Manager, EE Functional Safety, and take ownership of one or more hardware/software components to lead the delivery of all Functional Safety deliverables for those components.

  • Work closely with the Requirements team to analyze system & software requirements for the components you are responsible for.

  • Work closely with the Architects and Design engineers to understand the architectural and detailed designs of those components.

  • Review the system architecture, detailed designs, software architecture, sequence diagrams, etc., and investigate failure propagation.

  • Perform Gap analysis towards Functional Safety compliance.

  • Generate Safety Requirements and validation plans.

  • Construct Safety Goals, Item Definitions, and Functional Safety Concept.

  • Review, approve, and provide guidance for architecture proposals and design verification plans.

  • Work with System Engineers to develop and document system level functional safety requirements.

  • Engage with suppliers and review work products to conduct detailed functional safety analysis.

  • Lead the FMEA, FTA, DFA, FMEDA , HARA, and ASIL decomposition for vehicle functions.

  • Prepare FSR/FSC, TSR/TSC, HSI, etc.

  • Advise the Architects, Design Engineers, and Hardware/Software Development Engineers on design improvements to ensure Functional Safety.

  • Serve as a Functional Safety expert resource for architects and design engineers as well as hardware and software engineers to consult for guidance and help.

  • Drive the broader team towards continuous improvement of Functional Safety design and deliverables.

  • Keep up to date with the latest advancements in vehicle Functional Safety.

  • Support the broader team in innovating and ideating to deliver new designs and features.

  • Perform confirmation measures at System/Software and Hardware level.

  • Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical/electronic and/or communications engineering.

  • 5-8 years of hands-on hardware/software development experience in the automotive space with at least 3-5 years of that as a Functional Safety architect or engineer.

  • Expert-level knowledge and experience with ISO 26262.

  • Strong understanding of hardware and software architectures in the automotive space.

  • Experience using requirements management tools such as JAMA (preferred) or DOORS.

  • Strong understanding of automotive high-performance compute and high-speed communications systems.

  • Extensive hands-on development experience compliant with ISO 26262.

  • Experience constructing FMEA, FTA, DFA, FMEDA, HARA, and calculating ASIL classifications.

  • Hands-on working experience with hazard analysis, functional decomposition, validation, and verification.

  • Excellent written communication skills and organization to create and manage requirements.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and precision.

  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be comfortable with operating in a fast-paced, startup environment.

  • Expe cted Salary Range: $92,785 to $152,433 per annum

    Additional compensation : Salary is one part of total compensation which includes bonuses, equity awards as applicable, and benefits. An employee is eligible to participate in Fisker's equity program, subject to the rules governing such programs.

    Benefits: Fisker provides comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, vision, and disability insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Fisker covers most of the premiums for employees.

    The salary offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors including market location, job-related knowledge, education/training, certifications, key skills, experience, internal peer equity as well as business considerations. Fisker reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position within the salary range listed, taking into account the wide variety of factors listed above.

    Fisker Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment at Fisker Inc. is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.



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    Sr Engineer, Functional Safety




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 24, 2024

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    About the employer

    Fisker Inc. is an American automotive company founded by Henrik Fisker and his wife Geeta Gupta-Fisker. Launched in 2016 and based in Southern California, Fisker Inc. is the successor to Fisker Automotive, which produced the Fisker Karma. Fisker Inc. is developing the Fisker Ocean, an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) with an estimated range of 300–350 miles (480–560 km), with production expected to begin in late 2022. Until 2021, Fisker was working on the development of solid-state battery technologies that could enable as much as 500 mi (800 km) of range with a 1 minute charge.


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