Functional Safety Consultant

The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.

Inspired by our unique motto, “JOY and FUN,” we focus on social responsibilities by building state-of-the-art products for scientific advancement; especially for protecting health, safety, and the environment. “HORIBARIANs,” the HORIBA employees all over the world, look forward to working with additional creative and entrepreneurial self-starters.
HORIBA Automotive is a leading supplier in the fields of engine test systems, driveline test systems, brake test systems, wind tunnel balances and emissions test systems. More than just the world's leading supplier of emissions testing systems, HORIBA Automotive is able to provide total solutions to its customers, with full turnkey capability.
Our North American Automotive group is searching for a Functional Safety expert to join our elite team based in Sunnyvale, CA, at the heart of Silicon Valley. This person will be adept in delivering functional safety by following the principles of ISO 26262 and other standards to deliver expert, practical advice to an array of clients, including start-up organizations. Projects will be across all vehicle domains, requiring varying levels of autonomy; and, can range from delivery of a 2-hour training course to a 3-year turn-key project.

If you are a Functional Safety professional with a desire to work with new and advanced technologies to solve previously unsolved problems, please keep reading and visit our corporate website to learn more.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the existing company electrical/electronic development teams (systems, hardware, embedded software, integration) to deliver successful results through robust, consistent process
  • Auditing processes and technically assessing safety related product
  • Working autonomously across various vehicle domains and at levels from the semiconductor design to system design to vehicle design, with the back-up of an off-line team of experts should a second opinion be needed
  • Developing and delivering training on functional safety
  • Taking responsibility for the functional (including safety) requirements deck
  • Evaluating architectures for functional safety acceptability, while offering guidance to bridge gaps.
  • Executing specific safety analyses (including H&R, FMEA, FMEDA, DFA, and quantitative FTA), sometimes with little support
  • Developing safety arguments (sometimes based on reliability record and often identifying where further activities or data are needed)
  • Supporting business development and quotation activities: promoting HORIBA’s expertise, evaluating and planning programs of work along with estimating effort/costs


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in electrical/electronic engineering, systems engineering or a related discipline, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 7+ years’ knowledge of systems engineering, embedded software (firmware development) and hardware electronics development, for safety related systems
  • 3+ years’ experience of applying functional safety to automotive systems, preferably in the position of safety manager or coordinating a small team
  • Preferred applicants may have experience with specialist development and safety analysis tools such as Isograph Reliability Workbench, Jama/DOORS, Enterprise Architect/Rhapsody and Ansys Medini
  • Be capable of delivering a high standard of technical writing and being capable of communicating/presenting technical information confidently and precisely to customers
  • While working independently or leading a team, able to execute designated tasks accurately and within timing and budget constraints
  • Have well-developed analytical skills, a person who is rigorous but pragmatic, being able to justify decisions with solid rationale


Compensation Package:

HORIBA Instruments offers a competitive compensation package that includes a 401(k) plan with match; employee group dental, vision, life, and disability (short and long-term) paid for by the company; medical insurance, family dental and vision insurance, and supplemental life insurance available with reasonable employee contributions; employee assistance program; paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; flexible spending accounts; and educational reimbursement and commuter benefit programs.
If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please email or call (248)925-1012 for assistance. HORIBA will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able to participate in the hiring process. HORIBA is committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities.

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