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Functional Safety Engineer

Hays Czech Republic, s.r.o.

Place of work
Ostrava-City District, Czechia
Contract type
Start date
upon agreement

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The Functional Safety Engineer (FSE) is responsible for the successful compliance of safety relevant programs with ISO26262.

Main Tasks:
• Planning, tracking and monitoring of project related Functional Safety work packages and milestones in all phases of the safety lifecycle.
• Performing confirmation reviews and software tool qualification
• Performing and moderating of safety analyses, such as DFMEA and DFA
• Planning and contribution in functional safety audits and assessments
• Responsible for release evaluation about ISO 26262 as well as the development of the Safety Case
• Regular reporting of the Functional Safety status including escalation to Senior Management in case of risks or issues
• Direct communication to the customer and suppliers, including agreement of DIA and regular status reporting
• Supporting and coaching the project team in the implementation of safety mechanisms and ensuring compliance to ISO 26262

What you'll need to succeed
Training /education:
• Bachelor or Master in Electrical, Electronics, or Software Engineering or similar

• 3-5 years’ experience in the design and development of electrical/electronic automotive products or/and quality management including experience in the development of functional safety relevant product / vehicle level experience with the implementation of functional safety

Special requirements:
• Excellent knowledge of ISO 26262 with proven experience in the implementation of the standard in automotive programs.
• Advanced knowledge in working with major engineering processes including requirements development and management, design verification, and design validation.
• Excellent knowledge in the areas of safety analysis for System, Hardware and Software including FMEA, Common Cause Analysis, Dependent Failure Analysis, FTA.
• Knowledge of advanced in relevant quality process including change management, configuration management, and issue resolution.
• Comprehensive knowledge in delivering technical training and ability to work with all levels of the organization.
• Basic Program Management experience.

Personal requirements:
• Planned and structured approach
• Cross functional thinking
• Team oriented with assertiveness ability and social competencies.
• Good third-party communication & negotiation skills

Computer skills:
• Comprehensive knowledge of MS Office package
• Advanced knowledge in Software Design Tools (e.g. Enterprise Architect)
• Comprehensive knowledge in Requirements & Configurations tools, e.g. PTC Integrity, DOORS

Language skills:
• Fluent English (speak & write)

Employee perks, benefits

• flexible working hours
• partially remote work
• 5 weeks holiday
• background of a strong and stable company
• professional growth

Company on whose behalf the position is being filled

Automotive industry, manufacture of transport equipment

Development & Engineering company operating in field of vehicle exterior lighting, mainly focused on development and design of exterior lighting products for the world’s premium car makers

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Software Engineering, IT

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

ISO 26262 - Expert
Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) - Advanced

Number of years of experience

Functional Safety Engineer, Quality Manager, Program Manager

Personality requirements and skills

• Planned and structured approach
• Cross functional thinking
• Team oriented with assertiveness ability and social competencies.
• Good third-party communication & negotiation skills


Brief description of the company

Hays is a global leader in specialist recruitment, placing professional candidates in permanent and interim jobs.

The company is a holder of a licence to offer recruitment services.

Company address

Hays Czech Republic, s.r.o.
Olivova 4/2096
110 00 Praha 1
ID: 4112905  Posting date: 16.8.2021