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Staff Functional Safety and Compliance Engineer

Updated on 7/11/2024



201-500 employees

Robotic dexterity solutions for logistics operations

Industrial & Manufacturing
Robotics & Automation

Compensation Overview

$160k - $185kAnnually

+ Equity

Senior, Expert

San Carlos, CA, USA

Risk & Compliance
Legal & Compliance
Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or related engineering field
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in functional safety and compliance in the automation or manufacturing industry
  • In-depth knowledge of ANSI B.11 Machine guarding standards and OSHA requirements for General Industry
  • In-depth knowledge of domestic and international standards such as ANSI/RIA R15.06, ANSI/RIA R15.08, ISO10218, ISO12100, ISO13849, NFPA70, UL508A, and IEC60204
  • In-depth knowledge of CE directives such as the Machinery Regulation and EMC Directive
  • Professional certification in functional safety or compliance (e.g. CFSE, CMSE, CECE, etc.) is highly preferred
  • Experience leading or managing cross-functional teams on large-scale automation or safety compliance projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including communicating technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience with programming languages such as Structured Text, Ladder Logic, Function Block Diagrams, etc.
  • Familiarity with safety communication protocols, such as PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, MODBUS, etc
  • Familiarity with functional safety components and leading market vendors
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to develop and manage project schedules, budgets, and resources
  • Proven ability to work independently and take ownership of projects, as well as collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (up to 15%)
  • Guide and direct compliance efforts for robotic systems in accordance with relevant standards, for global markets (North America, Europe, and Japan)
  • Develop and execute plans to demonstrate and maintain compliance with standards, working with 3rd party testing labs as necessary (NRTL, EMC labs, consultants, etc.)
  • Read and interpret governing standards and technical documentation
  • Offer subject matter expertise regarding industry standards and regulations
  • Guide product and development teams on the requirements and design of conforming products
  • Architect functional safety systems, and guide the hands-on work
  • Implement functional safety engineering solutions including component selection (such as laser scanners, light curtains, PLC controllers, safety controllers, and other safety-related equipment), meeting Functional safety requirements, PLC programming, etc
  • Guide engineers on systems design and conduct design reviews
  • Create test plans to ensure functional safety systems are designed and assembled to specification
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and tools for training, troubleshooting, and maintaining functional safety systems in customers' sites at scale
  • Collaborate with HW design partners and vendors to ensure that integrated systems will comply with all applicable standards and regulations
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest safety and compliance trends, regulations, and technologies
  • Participate in industrial systems and control panels electrical schematics design reviews to ensure compliance with domestic and international regulations
  • Conduct educational sessions on functional safety and compliance topics for interdisciplinary teams

At Dexterity Inc., a specialist in full-stack robot dexterity solutions for logistics, warehousing, and supply chain operations, employees are at the forefront of transforming material handling through innovative robotics technology. The company's emphasis on developing robots capable of human-like dexterity for complex, repetitive tasks offers a dynamic and challenging work environment. With a commitment to solving tough problems in logistics and optimizing workflows, this company provides a unique platform for professionals eager to drive significant advancements in robotic technology and industry operations.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



Redwood City, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Flexible vacation time

Comprehensive healthcare benefits

Retirement plan

Wellbeing & fitness offerings

Insurance programs

Discounts & perks