Research Engineer Functional Safety/ Reliability for the Vehicle of the Future (Automotive) in Belgium

As an expert or a high potential in functional safety, you will execute research projects, developing the intelligent and autonomous vehicles of the future (cars, drones, AGVs, …).
Challenge the design for hazards
You will work together in a research team that sets up the system architecture and testing procedures for new automation functionalities in highly automated vehicles for  a variety of industry partners (automotive sector, AGVs, public transport, logistic transportation, drones, follow-me vehicles, ...).  Being highly involved in every stage of the development, you are responsible to make sure that the new system will achieve the required level of safety integrity.
More specific, you:
  • think about the electric/electronical design together with the team;
  • map possible hazards and risks, caused by the malfunctioning behavior of electronic and electrical systems, taking into account the (A)SIL level of the vehicle application;
  • challenge team members to see the vulnerabilities of the design (“What if…”)
  • perform safety analyses, from the first idea until the execution faze, using standards to follow up on the safety of items and system elements;
  • impact directly on the architecture concept with your results;
  • figure out which tests will be needed to prove the functional safety is sufficient.
Creative mind with passion for functional safety
You have
  • A Master or PhD in Engineering (Electrical, Electronical, Automotive or Safety Critical Engineering);
  • Broad knowledge in vehicle technology and modelling software (SysML modeling, MATLAB/Simulink); Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Python, C++, relational SQL data bases) is a plus.
  • Some experience with techniques for analyses (e.g. FMEDA, FMEA, HARA, HAZOP, FTA);
  • Knowledge of standards (e.g. ISO26262, ISO61508), or the willingness to learn these standards on short notice;
  • Track record in functional safety is highly appreciated, preferably in automotive or in a related sector.
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