Principal Engineer
Safety Case
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Torc Robotics

501-1,000 employees

Self-driving software
Company Overview
Torc Robotics’ mission is simple: to save lives. The company is committed to commercializing self-driving technology to make the world a safer place. Moreover, Torc Robotics is creating commercialization-ready autonomous solutions, proven safe and carefully crafted to meet real industry goals.
Robotics & Automation
Industrial & Manufacturing
AI & Machine Learning

Company Stage


Total Funding





Blacksburg, Virginia

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Blacksburg, VA, USA • Austin, TX, USA • Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Software Engineering
  • Degree(s) in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical field with relevant experience: Ph.D. with 7+ years of experience; M.S. with 10+ years of experience; or B.S. with 20+ years of experience
  • Safety expert with proven technical and thought leadership and demonstrated program/project delivery
  • Extensive knowledge of safety analysis processes such as HAZOP, FMEA, STPA, and FTA
  • Solid understanding of industry standards and best practices related to autonomous technologies
  • Systems-level thinking, with underlying engineering competency of the complex physical and software systems used in autonomy technologies
  • Proficient knowledge in the following disciplines: software engineering, networking, electrical and mechanical systems, system components, and artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • Familiarity with vehicle design and operation, including powertrain controls, vehicle dynamics, and human machine interfaces
  • Excel in critical thinking to identify problems and problem-solving and analytical thinking to solve complex safety issues
  • Understanding and experience applying safety data and statistical methods to develop criteria and thresholds
  • Experience in software programming languages such as C++ and Python
  • Lead the development of the strategic plan for the Torc Safety Case including alignment with business partners and managing the delivery of the plan
  • Lead the inventory and analysis of standards and best practices related to Safety Cases and determine applicability and conformance strategy for Torc products
  • Lead the technical review and assessment of Engineering, Operations, and Business plans and work products to conform with state-of-the-art standards and best practices
  • Collaborate with the Product and System Integrity teams to derive safety requirements that uphold conformance to safety standards and best practices plans
  • Provide technical input to the strategy related to safety standards and processes for assessing or auditing conformance to key industry standards such as Functional Safety (ISO 26262), Safety Of The Intended Functionality (ISO/PAS 21448), and Road Vehicles - Cybersecurity Engineering (ISO 21434)
  • Forecasts and communicates present and future risks and opportunities as standards and best practices evolve. • Work with internal business partners such as the Systems Integrity team to establish alignment on safety messaging for external advocacy
  • Support research engagements with state and federal regulators, including state DOTs, NHTSA, and FMCSA and other stakeholders on topics related to safety standards
  • Monitor and where appropriate, actively engage in the development of safety standards and industry best practices by participation in industry technical working groups and committees, including SAE, ISO, UL, and the AVSC
  • Communicates safety standards development activity to internal business partners
  • Accomplish department objectives by mentoring or supervising team members, managing contractors, overseeing work progress, and working collaboratively within the Safety and Regulatory and the larger Torc team
Desired Qualifications
  • Relevant professional training and certifications such as Functional Safety Certification, ASPICE Assessor, and Lean Six Sigma preferred
  • Strong preference for demonstrated experience implementing safety standards, best practices, and processes related to autonomous technologies
  • Strong preference for demonstrated experience assessing or auditing conformance to key industry standards such as Functional Safety (ISO 26262), Safety Of The Intended Functionality (ISO/PAS 21448), and Road Vehicles - Cybersecurity Engineering (ISO 21434