Senior/Staff Safety Engineer


  • Full Time

Who we are:
Founded in 2017, Gatik is the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics. We deliver goods safely and efficiently using medium duty trucks with a focus on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 customers such as Walmart and Loblaw. Gatik enables our customers to optimize their hub-and-spoke operations, enhance service levels and product flow across multiple locations while reducing labor costs and meeting an unprecedented expectation for faster deliveries.

About the role:
As a Senior or Staff Safety Engineer, you will be integral in collaborating with the software, hardware, infrastructure, and product teams to develop autonomous systems with safety at the forefront. You will be responsible for ensuring that the systems developed will achieve safety targets and satisfy the overall safety requirements with traceability.  
The ideal candidate will have deep experience working on highly complex systems with a strong technical ability to decompose high-level architecture into functional modules. You recognize that safety is an ‘all-in’ team commitment: you champion safety engineering across the enterprise, partner effectively with each functional discipline, and have keen skills for open, transparent communications. 

This role is hybrid at our Mountain View, CA office!


What you will do:


  • Lead the safe development of hardware, software, and other functional blocks of AV systems according to established industry standards and best practices
  • Align safety targets and develop a safety case in line with standards such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ISO 21434, ISO 21448, and UL 4600
  • Develop safety requirements from the product and performance (safety goals) to system (functional safety requirements) and subsystem (technical safety requirements) levels 
  • Mature techniques such as fault detection, fault prevention, and fault tolerance with the goal to design a robust fault detection and monitoring system 
  • Implement safety mechanisms and strategies such as MRMs/MRCs, safe states, redundancies, fail-operational, fail-degraded, and fail-safe across the AV architecture 
  • Champion qualitative and quantitative safety & risk analyses, including failure analyses across functional teams, including DFMEA, FTA, HARA, HAZOP, etc. 
  • Collaborate with internal hardware & software teams, external vendors and automotive partners to tailor safety concepts and ensure it satisfies the Gatik safety specifications 
  • Perform FuSa analysis on COTS, custom in-house or built-to-spec hardware and software components and engage with suppliers as necessary to review work products

    What we’re looking for:


  • Bachelor’s degree Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related field
  • Master’s degree (preferred)
  • 6+ years experience of designing and developing safety critical systems across complex disciplines.
  • Experience in automotive industry (preferred), with potential for aerospace or defense
  • Experience managing complex, safety-critical systems with a hardware and software aspect
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary development, hardware/software integration and hands-on experience with latest AV technologies such as sensors, compute, networking, etc.
  • Obtained certifications such as Functional Safety (FuSa), CyberSecurity (CySe), UL 4600, etc.
  • Deep understanding of functional safety, SOTIF and system architectures (preferred)
  • Experience with requirements management and SE tools (Jama, SysML, or Medini) (preferred)




    More about Gatik:
    With headquarters in Mountain View, CA and offices in Canada, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, Gatik is establishing new standards of success for the autonomous trucking industry every day. Visit us at Gatik for more company information and Jobs @ Gatik for more open roles.
    Gatik News:
    -America’s Best Startup Employers of 2022
    -Gatik has been named as a 2023 FreightTech 25 winner!
    -Gatik and Walmart Achieve Fully Driverless Deliveries in 2021
    -50 List of Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies of 2021
    -Gatik and Loblaw achieve First Fully Driverless Deployment in Canada in 2022
    -Gatik CEO Gautam Narang was Named Among the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022
    -Co-founder and Chief Engineer, Apeksha Kumavat, Recognized on the Inc. 2022 Female Founders 100 List
    Taking care of our team:
    At Gatik, we connect people of extraordinary talent and experience to an opportunity to create a more resilient supply chain and contribute to our environment’s sustainability. We are diverse in our backgrounds and perspectives yet united by a bold vision and shared commitment to our values. Our culture emphasizes the importance of collaboration, respect and agility.
    We at Gatik strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow because we know that together we can do great things. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse team. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.