Staff Functional Safety Engineer

Aurora Innovation

Aurora Innovation

1,001-5,000 employees

Self-driving technology provider for various vehicles

Data & Analytics
Industrial & Manufacturing

$170,000 - $272,000

Annual Bonus, Equity Compensation

Mid, Senior

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  • Bachelor's Degree, Master of Science or PhD in Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience working in functional safety, system safety, or safety engineering
  • Ability to demonstrate a proven track record of successfully working with large, complex teams in a results-driven environment
  • Ability to perform implementation agnostics safety analysis for complex designs
  • Ability to derive technical safety requirements from analytical and data models
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and evolving priorities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of ISO 26262, IEC 61508, DO-178b/c, or MIL-STD-882
  • Perform safety analysis at all levels of system product to identify design vulnerabilities
  • Derive from the analysis of functional and technical safety requirements for various Autonomy software subsystems to ensure the safety of the self-driving vehicle in the presence of faults
  • Perform risk-driven hazard identification and analysis for prevention and control measures in order to satisfy the safety goals
  • Perform Failure Modes, Effects and Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis of Autonomy
  • Analyze multi-agent interactions between road users and the self-driving vehicle to ensure safe system response
  • Derive various design constraints with respect to system performance and timing to ensure the faults and failures are properly mitigated
  • Collaborate with software subject-matter-experts to build the fault management concept to detect, control and mitigate faults
  • Document the approaches and analyses, develop safety requirements from the analyses while working with stakeholders

Aurora stands out as a leading company in the autonomous driving industry, with its Aurora Driver system designed to operate a variety of vehicle types, demonstrating its versatility and broad applicability. The company's commitment to safety and efficiency is evident in its use of advanced sensor fusion and proprietary computing, enabling the system to understand and navigate complex environments. Furthermore, Aurora's partnerships with industry leaders across the transportation ecosystem, such as Toyota, FedEx, and Uber, underscore its industry leadership and potential for large-scale impact.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Mountain View, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Medical, Vision, Life Insurance

Paid leave

Vacation, Holidays & Sick Time

LinkedIn Learning

Aurora Academy


Commuter Benefits

Flexible Spending Account

Onsite Food


Working from Home Support

Emotional & Physical Wellness

Employee Assistance Program