Sr. Functional Safety Engineer


Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 


  • Perform and document safety analysis on the electrical hardware and software architecture design to address safety anomalies.
  • Conduct, review, and document FTA, FMEA & FMEDA’s for electrical hardware design.
  • Conduct, review, and document software safety analysis for software architecture design.
  • Develop SW architecture for safety including ASIL decomposition, freedom-from-interference analysis, and dependent failure analysis.
  • Support reliability organization in deriving FIT rates for hardware components using IEC or Siemens standards.
  • Develop and document hardware safety concepts and requirements to provide safety electrical hardware design recommendations.
  • Develop and document software safety concepts and requirements to provide software safety design recommendations.
  • Develop upstream and downstream traceability between hardware, software, systems technical safety requirements and relevant test cases in traceability tool.
  • Define test details/case for hardware and software safety requirements including fault injections.
  • Support the systems, software, and hardware test team in executing test cases with troubleshooting.
  • Perform safety impact analyses on new projects or architectures.
  • Support vehicle functional safety team in development of technical safety requirements and hazard analysis risk assessment.
  • Develop safety analysis and requirements for IC’s, FPGAs, and microcontrollers for systems, hardware, and software.
  • Maintenance of software and hardware safety requirements with implementation agreements.


Must Have:

  • MS or BS degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Systems & embedded systems design experience with functional safety engineering background.
  • 5+ Years of experience in systems or hardware with a functional safety engineering background in ISO 26262 part – 4,5 6, 8 and 11.
  • Understanding of the systems design architecture of DC-AC Inverters, DC-DC Converters, AC-DC Power Electronics applications.
  • Understanding of the hardware electronics and software architecture design of DC-AC Inverters, DC-DC Converters, AC-DC Power Electronics applications.
  • Understanding of the electronic and software design timelines and process flow.
  • Knowledge of failure modes and failure effects of electronic hardware design with prior experience of performing hardware FTAs, FMEDAs at the component level.
  • Knowledge of failure modes and failure effects of the software architectural design with prior experience of performing software safety analysis including ASIL decomposition, freedom-from-interference analysis, and dependent failure analysis, Preferred (Optional): SW FTA, SW FMEDA

Preferred to Have:

  • Ability to understand and create traceability in JAMA or similar requirements management tool.
  • Ability to work with resilience, zooming out and with out of the box thinking.
  • Strong team player with a drive to exceed expectations and meet deadlines.

Equal Opportunity

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