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Head of Global Safety Policy and Research

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1,001-5,000 employees

Develops next-generation cars and mobility technologies

Automotive & Transportation

Compensation Overview

$140k - $230kAnnually

+ Short term incentives + Long term incentives

Senior, Expert

Palo Alto, CA, USA

IT Project Management
IT & Security
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in automotive safety, regulatory affairs, policy development, or related fields.
  • Strong leadership experience in safety critical systems and functional safety with a focus on software-defined vehicles and AD/ADAS
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating a safety-first culture, driving software quality through standardized processes, methods, and tools.
  • Strong cross functional collaboration skills, preferably including engineering and legal stakeholders.
  • Experience with safety assurance in the software development context
  • Comfort with ambiguity and shifting priorities
  • Ability to calibrate risk tolerance to the needs of the organization
  • ISO 26262 / ISO 21448 / Functional Safety expertise
  • Strong familiarity with full range of AV/ADAS standards and BPs (SAE AVSC, ISO, UNECE, UL 4600, RSS)
  • Experience working in multicultural teams and openness to various cultures
  • Known as a strategic leader, with a deep passion for creating critical safety technology
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams. Have led diverse global teams preferred
  • Create a high-level safety strategy for Woven's AD/ADAS and software products, from testing and development to deployment and post-deployment.
  • Collaborate with engineering leaders, and leverage the TPS (Toyota Production System) to ensure everything we do centers on safety first, particularly with cutting-edge SDV technology. Creating a Safety First culture.
  • Make recommendations to the Head of Global Safety and Quality on safety-critical decisions, including issues escalated through the Safety Committees.
  • Manage Safety Committee processes, including intake, deliberation, and documentation.
  • Partner with compliance and engineering leaders to identify and mitigate safety risks and to be compliant with safety regulations
  • Develop and execute policies relating to safety in the software development context
  • Assist Global Head of Safety and Quality in safety-critical decision-making relating to testing, development, and deployment of AD/ADAS and software products.
  • Negotiate and create a safety-acceptance process for delivery of software-defined AD/ADAS products to OEM, including safety requirements, testing/V&V, and argument framework
  • Conduct gap analysis throughout the organization and mitigate identified safety risks.
  • Engage with regulatory agencies, trade associations, and advocacy groups to advocate for policies that advance automotive safety and innovation while addressing regulatory concerns and challenges

Woven by Toyota focuses on developing next-generation cars and advancing the Toyota Mobility Concept, integrating technologies such as the ARENE vehicle software OS and AD/ADAS technology for safer driving. The company aims to create a mobility society where everyone can move freely, happily, and safely, utilizing scalable geospatial data for situational understanding.

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Chuo City, Japan



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