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Staff Systems Engineer
Firmware Functional Safety
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience performing functional safety design for electronics and embedded systems
  • Professional experience certifying products to ISO 26262, IEC 61508, UL/IEC 60730, and/or UL 1998; deep understanding of the standard and its underlying rationale
  • Good people skills; experience running thorough, efficient FMEAs and other review processes
  • Solid technical fundamentals in embedded software and electrical engineering; deep understanding of risks and misbehaviors in digital electronic systems
  • Professional experience with risk mitigation strategies including static/runtime analysis, stress testing, coding guidelines (such as MISRA), software- and hardware-in-the-loop testing etc
  • Familiarity with configuration and requirements management tools such as Polarion
  • Strong analytical/data-driven problem solving skills as well as verbal/written communication skills
  • Develop functional and technical safety concepts for novel embedded control systems
  • Lead functional safety activities during the full product development life cycle, including concept, requirements gathering, design, risk analysis, verification/validation, and release, working with a broad set of design engineers, program managers, and test engineers
  • Perform FMEA, fault tree, HARA, and other risk assessment processes for new products and systems
  • Work with SPAN's top-notch systems, electrical, and firmware teams to design new systems to support functional safety along the full stack - from microcontroller selection to algorithms to communications architecture
  • Write/own documentation packages for functional safety certification reviews
  • Teach core functional safety concepts to our engineering and certification teams
  • Serve as primary technical point of contact to our NRTL, supporting our in-house certification team in communications, negotiation, and new standards development
Desired Qualifications
  • Specific experience with distributed energy, solar inverters, power electronics, and/or lithium-ion battery design and/or safety evaluations
  • Fluency with multiple different functional safety standards and ability to explain the differences between them

51-200 employees

Residential energy storage & eletrification devices
Company Overview
Span’s mission is to design, build, and deploy products that electrify to aid in decarbonizing the world and to slow the effects of climate change. The company is reimagining the 100-year-old electrical panel by providing electrification upgrades like solar, home battery, and EV charging equipment.
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 6-month parental leave
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Teambuilding & career growth
Company Values
  • Openly sharing information
  • Challenging each other
  • Promoting the best ideas