Functional Saftey Expert (ISO 26262 & A-SPICE)

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Business Area
Business Assurance
Position Type
Permanent employment
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Local Unit & Position Description

The position combines Auditing and Training responsibilities. During audits, you may operate alone or together with a team of auditors. Trainings are facilitated towards external customers, therefore training skills and interest are expected in candidates.


Main responsibilities:

  • Actively take part in the marketing and selling process for our functional safety services
  • Deliver our functional safety services in a team or alone.
  • Participate in the development of training materials and in the delivery of training
  • Participate in the development of methods for the delivery of our services. Integrate continuous improvement concepts into all aspects of the job. 
  • Extensive experience from applying ISO 26262 in automotive product development project
  • Software design and Quality Management capabilities
  • Extensive experience from working with software quality, software process improvement and Automotive SPICE
  • Experience from working with product cyber security
  • Documented consultancy skills
  • Used to work in an international environment and are fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Strong problem solving techniques and analytical thinking
  • Willing to travel both domestic and international


Others  - Knowledge on :

  • Process of function reviews, formal HAZIDs, HAZOPs and accident reviews are applied to identify these.
  • Assessment of the risk-reduction required by the safety function, including  safety integrity level (SIL) or performance level or other quantification assessment as applied to an end-to-end safety function of the safety-related system, not just to a component or part of the system.
  • Ensuring the safety function performs to the design intent, including under conditions of incorrect operator input and failure modes. This will involve having the design and lifecycle managed by qualified and competent engineers carrying out processes to a recognised functional safety standard. In Europe, that standard is IEC EN 61508, or one of the industry specific standards derived from IEC EN 61508, or some other standard like ISO 13849.
  • Verification that the system meets the assigned SIL, ASIL, PL or agPL by determining the mean time between failures and the safe failure fraction (SFF), along with appropriate tests. The SFF is the probability of the system failing in a safe state: the dangerous (or critical) state states are identified from a failure mode and effects analysis or (failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis) of the system (FMEA or FMECA).
  • Conduct functional safety audits to examine and assess the evidence that the appropriate safety lifecycle management techniques were applied consistently and thoroughly in the relevant lifecycle stages of product.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering or Technology Min , ME or MTech is preferable in Electrical , Electronics , Mechatronics , Software design engineering or similar areas
  • Experience : Min 5 years in the area of Automotive hardware Design , Automation , SOC design with Functional safety
  • Skills : Certification in ISO 26262 and Auto Spice , IEC 61508, understanding  Functional safety with the overall safety of a system, including the safe management of inputs , likely operator errors, hardware failures and environmental changes. Understanding SIL levels

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification and supply chain services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DNV GL is one of the world’s leading certification bodies. We help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. Partnering with our customers, we build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust across all types of industries.

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