Senior Functional Safety Engineer

Fond du Lac
Full time

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At Mercury Marine’s electrification division, we are committed to set the highest standard levels for marine electrification research and development and want to empower you to bring your best. That is why we strive to create an environment where our core values of Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Cooperation, and Responsibility can thrive. At Mercury Marine, you will work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with people who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and work together globally as a team to continually think bigger, and bolder into the future of marine electrification.

The customer’s safety is our utmost priority and we have created a senior functional safety engineer position to ensure that vessel power train, HV battery, BMS systems, HV power distribution, HV Power Electronics components, Power Controls, On-board charging systems and DC fast Charging complies with ISO 26262, CFR, ABYC standards related to HV Electrification. With this position you will be entering our Technical Ladder, the career path for experts. You will be able to focus deeply on technology – while further pursuing your career. As you continually expand your expert knowledge, puzzle over matters, and solve problems, you will position yourself as a thought leader – thus helping our product safety. The position will additionally include interaction with electrical engineers and technicians on both the power train and vessel design teams to ensure the functional safety of Mercury’s electric propulsion and the vessel electronics. 

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the in-house HW/SW development teams from a Functional Safety perspective
  • Collaborating with concept level FuSa engineers and SMEs to initiate the product development activities per ISO 26262
  • Decomposing the product requirements (Functional Safety Requirements-FSRs & Technical     Safety Requirements-TSRs) into Hardware Safety Requirements (HSRs) and Software Safety Requirements (SSRs)
  • Guiding the detailed design and testing of hardware and software according to FuSa requirements
  • Responsible for Vehicle Systems safety – User Interface, Propulsion (HV Battery, E-Machines, HV Power Electronics), Stability Control, Battery Management, etc.
  • Work closely with the hardware, software and firmware engineers to ensure ISO 26262 (Functional Safety) standards are implemented
  • Collaborate locally and globally to evaluate Functional Safety deliverables and lead engineers to meet an acceptable safety level
  • Define areas for improvement within the designs and work with design teams to achieve the goals
  • Consult on Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessments (HARAs) for the department
  • Performs FTA, FMEA analysis and train other engineers
  • Lead safety requirement definition, and evaluation of system architectures and designs with respect to safety goals
  • Design safety mechanisms to prevent latent faults
  • Support the creation and implementation of all Functional Safety work products: Item Definitions, Safety Plans, Risk Assessments, Safety Concepts, and test cases
  • Identify gaps related to ISO 26262 (Functional Safety) and ISO 21448 (Safety of the Intended Function) and communicate to design and development teams
  • Support the development of cyber security requirements for autonomous developments
  • Collaborate with system design and architecture development teams on specification development for Mercury Maine’s autonomous programs


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or related engineering field required with minimum of 5 years of engineering experience in functional safety
  • Detailed design and testing of hardware and software according to FuSa requirements
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the application of ISO 26262 (Functional Safety) or IEC 61508
  • Knowledge in industry standards and regulatory frameworks concerning the design and development of electrification systems including ISO 26262
  • Experience in applying tools and technologies for the development, design, and analysis (Testing, HIL/SIL/MIL, FMEA/FTA)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in electrical, mechanical or related engineering field
  • Skilled at working in a multidisciplinary environment
  •  Demonstrate strong interest in designing recreational & performance marine products
  • Comprehensive knowledge in programming languages (C++, Java)
  • Comprehensive knowledge in SW test methods (unit tests, static analyzing)
  • Knowledge of the software development life cycle and development models

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and inspiration. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

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