Sr Manager Functioal Safety - Automotive

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Requisition ID
Quality & Processes

What's the role?

The team:

You will be joining the HERE Quality Management Team. We are building a culture of quality that provides an unrivaled experience for customers in the Autonomous World via a QMS that drives optimal end-to-end solutions and customer happiness.


This person would ideally be located in Chicago but we'll consider highly qualified candidates anywhere in the U.S.


The role:

As the Functional Safety Senior Manager, you will architect and implement the HERE global strategy for functional safety (ISO 26262), in order to secure HERE’s position among the leaders in functional safety. You will lead Deployment of Functional Safety in alignment with Agile WoW and architectural complexity. You'll also plan necessary activities for safety-related development in the concept phase and design the safety concept from a Functional safety requirement. You'll be charged with leading the Functional Safety process definition and implementation as well as developing a plan for ISO 26262 compliance for Key Customer project(s).


In this hands-on role you’ll have the opportunity to-

  • Identify the necessary functional safety processes required for compliance with the state-of-the-art standard (ISO 26262) for all functional areas including Product, engineering, operations, quality, program management, and all other supporting functions.
  • Work with multi-functional teams to develop hazard analysis, safety concepts, and DFMEA for the relevant system/domain. Take ownership of these work products including their approvals
  • Deliver the training on the use and implementation of the functional safety processes.
  • Establish the customer programs support and compliance strategy including roles and responsibilities for the different functional areas.
  • Own and lead the functional safety Development Interface Agreement with the customers during the program quotation phase and ensure that the required level of resources is communicated to the functional areas and program management.
  • Conduct technical reviews with product teams to ensure functional safety requirements are being met throughout product development cycles
  • Coach the program teams in the implementation of the ISO 26262 as necessary.

Who are you?

To be successful in this role you should have most of the following:

  • 8- 10 years’ experience in the design and development of electrical/electronic automotive products
  • 5 years’ experience in the development of functional safety relevant product; vehicle level experience with the implementation of functional safety is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of ISO 26262 with proven experience in the implementation of the standard in automotive programs
  • Proven expertise in working with major engineering processes including requirements development and management, design verification, and design validation
  • Proven expertise in the areas of safety analysis for System, Hardware, and/or Software including FMEA/FMEDA, Common Cause Analysis, Dependent Failure Analysis, FTA, and DFA
  • Proven expertise in relevant quality process including continuous improvement, configuration management, and issue resolution
  • Demonstrated expertise in performing detailed process analysis and identifying areas for improvement

What We Offer-

  • An opportunity to work with outstanding people
  • Challenging problems to solve
  • Work that makes a difference in the world
  • Freedom to decide how to perform your work
  • Feedback so you will know how well you are doing
  • Collaborative, Encouraging Colleagues
  • We welcome the opportunity to offer reasonable accommodations as candidates require


Make HERE your destination, we are just getting started. Come join us!


Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets.


Who are we?

Ever checked in somewhere on social media? Ever tracked your online orders? You might be using HERE Technologies every single day without even realizing it. You can find us everywhere: in vehicles, smartphones, drones or third-party apps. We believe that with the right people, we will continue to be a game-changer in the technology industry and improve the daily lives of people around the world. Find out more by clicking the video below or going HERE.



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