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System Safety Engineer

Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition

Other Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

About Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition is a Tier 1 vehicle software supplier that accelerates the adoption of safe and intelligent machines worldwide. Founded in 2017, Applied Intuition delivers the definitive ADAS/AD toolchain and a world-class vehicle platform to help customers shorten time to market, build industry-leading products, and create next-generation consumer experiences. 18 of the top 20 global automakers trust Applied Intuition’s solutions to drive the production of modern vehicles. Applied Intuition serves the automotive, trucking, construction, mining, agriculture, and defense industries and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA, with offices in Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI, Washington, D.C., Munich, Stockholm, Seoul, and Tokyo. Learn more at

Please note that we are an in-office company, which means the expectation is that you would come in to your Applied Intuition office 5 days a week.

About the role

We are looking for a System Safety Engineer with automotive background in ADAS and/or autonomous driving. This engineer will define and manage the safety requirements including both autonomy software and hardware requirements of an initial in-vehicle stack. This engineer will play a critical role in shaping the technical direction of this project in the automotive industry space.

At Applied Intuition, you will:

  • Derive and manage safety requirements and concepts according to ISO 26262, ISO 21448, ISO/DPAS 8800, UL4600 for an in-vehicle SW stack
  • Derive relevant safety work products
  • Work with validation on additional validation methods required derived from Sotif analysis
  • Contribute to the overall safety case of the final product
  • Promote a culture of safety within the organization and provide training and guidance on safety practices
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design, development, and quality assurance, to integrate safety into all stages of the product lifecycle
  • Monitor and report on safety performance, and implement continuous improvement measures

We're looking for someone who has:

  • 5+ years of experience in a System Safety Engineering role
  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent required
  • Expertise in mechanical, electrical, and software engineering
  • Experience with ADAS, autonomous systems and robotics
  • Knowledge of existing standards and regulations relevant in the automotive industry, esp. ISO 26262, ISO 21448 and ongoing activities with regards to ML and safety
  • Mastery of strong collaboration with other teams, customers, and companies to ensure high quality deliverables

Nice to have:

  • Prior work in either autonomous vehicles or ADAS
  • Project management and leadership experience in the AV industry
  • Research experience in the AV and robotics fields
  • Experience with ML systems

The salary range for this position is $118,000 - $220,000 USD annually. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on the Company's compensation practices.

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Applicants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal and state law. Applicants should be aware that for external-facing roles that involve close contact with Company employees or other third parties on the Company's premises, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. The Company will engage in the interactive process on an individualized basis taking into account the particular position.

Applied Intuition is an equal opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor. Consequently, the parties agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and that these laws are incorporated herein by reference. These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. These regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. The parties also agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of Executive Order 13496 (29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A), relating to the notice of employee rights under federal labor laws.