Functional Safety Engineer (Contract)

India (Remote)
Operations /
Contract /
Sonatus is a well-funded, fast-paced, and fast-growing company whose technologies and software help automakers build dynamic software-defined vehicles. With two generations of solutions already on the road with a top global OEM, our vehicle and cloud software solutions are at the forefront of the digital transformation of vehicles. The Sonatus team is a talented and diverse collection of technology and automotive specialists hailing from many of the most prominent companies in their respective industries.

As we expand our portfolio, we are seeking a highly skilled ISO 26262 Functional Safety Engineer to join our team and play a key role in certifying an out of context software solution.

The ISO 26262 Functional Safety Engineer will be responsible for certifying an out of context software solution in compliance with ISO 26262 functional safety standards. The successful candidate will work closely with the safety manager and engineering team to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our software in automotive applications and readiness for ISO 26262 certification.

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an experienced ISO 26262 Functional Safety Engineer to contribute to the safety and reliability of cutting-edge automotive software solutions. Sonatus offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and a collaborative work environment dedicated to innovation and excellence. 

Duties and Responsibilities

    • ISO 26262 Compliance: Lead efforts to ensure that the software system meets all relevant ISO 26262 functional safety standards and requirements.
    • Safety Documentation: Create and maintain safety-related documentation, including hazard analysis and risk assessments, safety requirements, safety concept, and safety case.
    • Software Requirements Management: Collaborate with software development teams to establish and manage safety requirements and traceability throughout the software development lifecycle.
    • Software Architecture and Detailed Design: Create, maintain and communicate documentation to guide the implementation.
    • Safety Validation: Plan and support safety validation activities, such as fault injection testing, to verify the safety mechanisms and functional safety requirements.
    • Process: Review and support the implementation of robust processes such as change management to ensure that modifications to the software solution do not compromise safety.
    • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including software developers, and quality assurance, to integrate safety practices into the development process.
    • Certification Support: Support external audits and assessments by regulatory authorities or third-party assessors to ensure compliance with ISO 26262 standards.
    • Define and improve the certification strategy for Sonatus.

Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field (Master's degree preferred) with minimum 5 years of industry experience
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
    • Proven experience in functional safety engineering, with a focus on ISO 26262 compliance.
    • Demonstrated experience in safety-critical software development and understanding of software safety concepts up to ASIL-D.
    • Must have prior experience of completing ASIL-D certification successfully. 
    • Able to guide our team through the ISO certification process and achieve the certification completion in a timely manner
    • Knowledge of automotive safety standards and regulations.
    • Strong programming skills in C and C++.
    • In-depth knowledge of MISRA C and C++ guidelines and the ability to apply them effectively in software development.
    • In-depth knowledge of suitable coding standard and static and run-time coverage testing of code coverage for e.g. MC/DC
    • Familiarity with Linux operating systems and development tools commonly used in Linux environments.
    • Familiarity with safety analysis methods such as FMEA, FTA, and HARA.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Experience with different certification organization, UNECE, TISAX, SOC 2, etc
    • Experience with GDPR and  ISO standards, such as ISO 27001, ISO 9001, etc
Sonatus is a tight knit team aligned around a unified vision. We put progress ahead of politics and are not afraid of asking tough questions. Sometimes we get too busy to say it, but you can be confident that you and your contributions will matter every day. We embrace diversity in all regards because respect is ingrained in our every fiber.