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Functional Safety Engineer (EE & ADAS) in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 5/13/2018

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    Irvine, CA
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Job Description

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.

We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.

Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.

The Functional Safety Engineer (EE & ADAS) is responsible for owning, planning and executing functional safety activities in compliance with ISO 26262 Functional Safety Standard, during all project phases (concept, product development, production).


  • Minimum 5 + years Functional Safety experience.
  • Perform “Functional Safety” responsibilities working within Project Teams, developing safety-critical EE & ADAS systems
  • Create project specific “Safety Plan” & define responsibilities according to DIA (Development Interface Agreement).
  • Coordinate engineers working at the system, hardware and software development level within Karma Automotive and suppliers to achieve functional safety objectives
  • Lead and own the development of functional safety technical work products (hazard analysis and risk assessment, item definition, functional safety concept, technical safety requirements)
  • Lead qualitative and quantitative analysis, using methods such as FMEA, FMEDA, FTA, and alternate safety analysis approaches
  • Manage and review the functional safety work products according to Karma’s documentation guidelines and processes
  • Develop test case specifications for safety requirements
  • Conduct assessments and reviews with 3rd party Functional safety consultants and work with DRE’s to formalize the changes
  • Support bench/HIL tests and system/vehicle validation of functional safety requirements
  • Work with other Functional Safety Engineers from Powertrain & Chassis teams, to have cross-organizational functional safety concept & implementation
  • Help Develop processes and standards within Karma Automotive to ensure compliance with the ISO 26262 standard and promote a safety culture at Karma Automotive
  • Perform other duties as necessary for completion of functional safety developments and achievement of departmental goals.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Electronics, Aerospace, or Computer Engineering, or related Engineering field from an ABET accredited university
  • Ideally trained in ISO 26262 & Functional Safety (certification preferable). At minimum, have hands-on knowledge & experience with HARA, FMEA and FTA
  • Proven experience with defining functional safety concept & reviewing supplier technical safety concept (both Hardware & Software)
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and component specifications

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.