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ISO 26262 Functional Safety Manager 

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Delphi is recognized as the market leader of advanced electronics and technologies for automotive and commercial vehicle.  Our Innovative Active Safety products employ the latest radar, vision, and radar-vision fusion technology to increase cars and drivers situational awareness and actively control collision avoidance and mitigation.  At Delphi, our engineers are the best and brightest in the industry and they do more than design innovative products: they use cutting-edge technology to redefine the future.

Delphi’s Active Safety business is growing rapidly to provide new customers with our innovative products.  We are seeking highly qualified and motivated individuals to join our team at the Corporate Technology Center in Kokomo, Indiana.  Kokomo, known as the City of Firsts thanks to its history of technological innovation, which includes America’s First Car by Elwood Haynes in 1894, is located 50 miles north of Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the USA, tops Forbes list of the most affordable cities in the nation. It has numerous suburbs cited in “CNN Money’s” “Top 100 Places to Live”, as well as voted Best Cities For a Family in 2011’s popular “Parenting” magazine. In addition to world class football, basketball, and motor racing, this area offers night life, performing arts and is located minutes away from the scenic, rolling hills of southern Indiana.

Are you ready to be part of a team with the industry’s top engineering talent developing the most advance automotive radar, vision products on the market? If you are ready to shape the automotive future through your talents, passion and innovation, then we want to hear from you.

Functional safety of modern active safety products containing embedded systems has become a first priority in the automotive sector. The IEC61508 group of standards requires companies to have in place "Functional Safety Management". This position will actively participate with the product development teams to ensure that relevant functional safety standards (e.g., ISO 26262 for passenger vehicles) are achieved and maintained for its current and future products.


Job responsibilities:

  • Act as Functional Safety Manager for Active Safety products
  • Analyze impact of ISO26262 releases for Delphi and create Functional Safety awareness across department
  • Perform safety management activities for Active Safety according to relevant standards during all project phases (concept, product development, production) including preliminary hazard analysis, DFMEA, FMEDA, qualitative and quantitative fault tree analysis
  • Develop safety architectures and safety plans to ensure compliance with ISO26262
  • Lead and coordinate creation of functional safety documentation according ISO 26262
  • Cascade safety requirements to the systems, subsystems, and component levels in product portfolio. Specify detailed safety requirements, including diagnostic and software requirements
  • Collaborate with project managers, development team and customers on Functional Safety
  • Conduct reviews with product teams to ensure functional safety standards are being met throughout product development cycles




Position Requirements
  • 3 years relevant work experience, in product development (ideally in automotive safety related products)
  • Detailed knowledge and experience with ISO 26262
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety Theory, with specific on-the-job experience. Preferable if holds Safety certification
  • Experience in Software Quality and process ( e.g., SPICE, CMMI )
  • Experience with Products Development Life Cycle (Systems, Software)
  • Knowledge of Requirements Management tools ( e.g., DOORS )
  • Proven record of taking customer requirements from design to production
  • Familiarity with DSP algorithms, Microprocessor/DSP based hardware designs, and Software Architecture
  • Familiarity with development in the embedded environment
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas succinctly and persuasively to peers, management and customers
  • Good technical leadership, planning and organization/control skills
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
Educational Requirements Degree: Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent required / MS preferred Major: Electrical Engineering , Computer Engineering  
License Requirements  
Req Number ENG-13-00095  
Location Kokomo Technical Center, Kokomo, IN  
About the Organization All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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