Functional Safety Technical Expert, Automated Vehicles

Uber | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 8/01/2018
Description

We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.

 

For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.

 

And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on new modalities, self-driving cars and even urban air transportation, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.
And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on new modalities, self-driving cars and even urban air transportation, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

About the Role

 

A successful candidate will have exceptional automotive functional safety expertise, and an ability to formulate new strategies based on core principles of traditional/standard safety practice. They will address safety in the complex world of self-driving vehicles, and grow as a subject matter expert. Responsibilities will include authoring functional safety work products for system elements, and refining vehicle-level safety case artifacts. This candidate will apply tried-and-true analysis methods to evolving architecture and highly complex software system.

 

About System Safety

 

The System Safety team within Uber ATG is charged with ensuring that, at every stage of development, our self-driving vehicles are demonstrably safe when operating on public roads. We also hold primary responsibility for establishing durable specifications that will guide the integration of self-driving technology onto the Uber network at global scale.

 

Our safety experts apply analytical skills and expertise throughout the product development lifecycle. We work with software engineers, hardware engineers, test teams, and external partners to efficiently deliver the appropriate level of assurance for on-road, highly automated systems.

Successful candidates will

 

  • Be knowledgeable about fail-operational system architectures and safety-critical system design and validation processes
  • Be well-versed in automotive functional safety standards such as ISO 26262 and SOTIF
  • Have the professionalism and concept mastery required to blaze a trail where clear industry or regulatory guidance does not currently exist
  • Be comfortable in environments with technical diversity and parallel development paths. Experience within a startup, focused research initiative, special project group, or other non-traditional engineering environment is highly desirable.
  • Have significant experience working on sophisticated, safety-critical software systems
  • Have a track record of participating in, influencing, and/or leading well-tailored safety processes

 

Prior experience may include

 

  • Building novel safety cases and concepts for sophisticated automation, robotics, vehicles, and/or other cyber-physical systems
  • Making/defending smart judgements and policy regarding residual system risk
  • Training engineering teams and building relationships in support of safety processes and culture
  • Adapting traditional standard safety processes to unique new technology applications, e.g.,
  • Self-driving vehicles, highly automated driving
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles, drones
  • Wearables, biomechatronics
  • Exposure to multiple industries (e.g., automotive, nuclear, aerospace, defense, medical) and the applicable standards/principles therein, such as EC 61508 (Functional Safety), DO-178 (178B or 178C - Safety Critical Software in Airborne Systems), Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA), Radiation Safety “As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)

 

About the Team

 

At the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), we are building technologies that will transform the way the world moves. Our teams in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Toronto are dedicated to mapping, software and hardware development, vehicle safety, and operations for self-driving technology. Our teams are passionate about developing a self-driving system that will one day move people and things around more safely, efficiently, and cost effectively.

 

The System Safety team within Uber ATG is charged with ensuring that, at every stage of development, our self-driving vehicles are demonstrably free from unreasonable risk when operating on public roads. We also hold primary responsibility for establishing durable specifications that will guide the integration of self-driving technology onto the Uber network at global scale.

Job Category
Developer, Engineer

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