Senior Functional Safety Engineer

Location US-OR-Portland
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Automotive.FunctionalSafety – Car – Analyze It

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!


Within our Energy and Power Technologies (EPT) division, we provide solutions for safety, security, and performance throughout the energy, power distribution and, automation value chains. We work in a diversity of cutting-edge industries, such as: Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, and Autonomous Products. The impact of our work spreads through many business areas on a global scale yet focused locally through our 1,500 team members.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

We are seeking a Senior Functional Safety Engineer to become an integral part of our growing team. This position consults with our clients to develop verified safe products, using leading-edge technologies and the best available safety approaches by assuring the safety of complex systems, in automotive applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to multi-core microprocessors to electric vehicle powertrains. Our experts are sought after by automotive experts worldwide as they develop advanced safety-relevant systems.


In this role, you will contribute to the safe engineering development of safety-related automotive electronic systems. Specific duties vary from project to project, but are likely to include:

  • Development of functional and technical safety concepts to achieve and maintain safety of automotive systems per ISO 26262 requirements;
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis, using methods such as FMEA, FMEDA, FTA, and alternate safety analysis approaches;
  • Requirements elicitation and test case development for safety-critical assurance processes;
  • Implementation of safety management programs in product development settings;
  • Design, development, integration, and test support at major OEM and supplier sites.
  • Development of cybersecurity concepts to achieve and maintain the security of automotive systems per ISO 21434 requirements.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Bachelor’s degree Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field in a relevant technical field plus at least five (5) years of relevant experience. A master’s degree is preferred but not required.
  • We value a wide variety of technical experience, which may be in the field of electronic hardware, software, or systems engineering, or a combination of all these.
  • Relevant experience may include the development of engineering software and tools for embedded control environments, including SysML, Matlab, Simulink, medini analyze, LabView, HIL/SIL test environments, C code development, MISRA and other coding guidelines, and related tools and methods.
  • Ideally the candidate will have already achieved ISO 26262 certification.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit our company page and division page



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