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Functional Safety Engineer



Oxford, UK
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Who are we?

Oxa is enabling the transition to self-driving vehicles through an initial focus on the most commercially advanced sector; the autonomous shuttling of goods and people.

We are home to some of the world’s leading experts on autonomous vehicles, creating solutions such as Oxa Driver, equipping vehicles with full self-driving functionality; Oxa MetaDriver, using Generative AI to accelerate and assure the safety of deployments; and Oxa Hub, a set of cloud-based offerings for autonomous fleet management. Our technology is being deployed across the UK and the U.S, and we’re partnering with a fast-growing ecosystem of operators, vehicle OEMs and equipment makers serving autonomous transportation globally as it advances.

Based in Oxford, and with offices in Canada and the U.S, Oxa was founded in 2014 and is growing rapidly (350+ ‘Oxbots’ to date). Our purpose is to change the way the Earth moves, through an uncompromising focus on safety, efficiency and explainability of our AI approaches. The company has attracted $225 million from leading investors so far, with $140 million raised in the last Series C funding round in January 2023.

Your Team

As our Functional Safety Engineer you will join our Safety Team, collaborating with and guiding our Product Engineering functions to ensure that we’re developing and delivering safe, robust and certifiable products for use by our customers

Your Role

  • Develop innovative safety engineering approaches that transcend current AV safety challenges
  • Ensure that Oxa’s products are developed in accordance with safety engineering relevant standards including ISO 26262, ISO/DIS 21448 and other related and emerging standards.
  • Provide input and help develop the safety engineering process and related activities covering the concept phase, system and software product development.
  • Define and implement the verification and validation strategy for system safety, liaising with cross functional teams.
  • Plan, track and report safety achievement of assigned projects and generate safety cases. Recommend improvements and escalate concerns as appropriate.
  • Perform safety analyses at the system and software levels using relevant engineering methods like FTA, FMEA, STPA, DFA etc.
  • Derive and define safety requirements and support the creation of test cases and validation criteria.