Functional Safety Engineer
Updated on 11/13/2023

51-200 employees

Accelerating software innovation for software-defined vehicles
Company Overview
Sonatus is a leader in the automotive software industry, providing key software solutions that enhance vehicle performance and user experience, while reducing costs and improving reliability. Their award-winning platform is already in use in mass production vehicles from major manufacturers like Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis, with plans to expand to millions of cars by 2024. With a global presence and backing from world-class investors, Sonatus offers a dynamic, forward-thinking work environment that is at the forefront of the transition towards software-defined vehicles.

Company Stage


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Sunnyvale, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Operating Systems
Software Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field (Master's degree preferred) with minimum 5 years of industry experience.
  • Proven experience in functional safety engineering, with a focus on ISO 26262 compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience in safety-critical software development and understanding of software safety concepts up to ASIL-D.
  • Must have prior experience of completing ASIL-D certification successfully.
  • Knowledge of automotive safety standards and regulations.
  • Strong programming skills in C and C++.
  • In-depth knowledge of MISRA C and C++ guidelines and the ability to apply them effectively in software development.
  • In-depth knowledge of suitable coding standard and static and run-time coverage testing of code coverage for e.g. MC/DC
  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems and development tools commonly used in Linux environments.
  • Familiarity with safety analysis methods such as FMEA, FTA, and HARA.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • ISO 26262 Compliance: Lead efforts to ensure that the software system meets all relevant ISO 26262 functional safety standards and requirements.
  • Safety Documentation: Create and maintain safety-related documentation, including hazard analysis and risk assessments, safety requirements, safety concept, and safety case.
  • Software Requirements Management: Collaborate with software development teams to establish and manage safety requirements and traceability throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Software Architecture and Detailed Design: Create, maintain and communicate documentation to guide the implementation.
  • Safety Validation: Plan and support safety validation activities, such as fault injection testing, to verify the safety mechanisms and functional safety requirements.
  • Process: Review and support the implementation of robust processes such as change management to ensure that modifications to the software solution do not compromise safety.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including software developers, and quality assurance, to integrate safety practices into the development process.
  • Certification Support: Support external audits and assessments by regulatory authorities or third-party assessors to ensure compliance with ISO 26262 standards.
  • Define and improve the certification strategy for Sonatus.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with different certification organization, UNECE, TISAX, SOC 2, etc
  • Experience with GDPR and ISO standards, such as ISO 27001, ISO 9001, etc.