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Functional Safety Engineer

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre, Markham, Ontario, Canada

Posted: December 1st, 2020


Company overview:

Multimatic is a global automotive company providing hardware and engineering services to OEMs around the world.  Its newly formed  electronics division, Multimatic Electronic Systems (MES), will meet the growing needs of our automotive customers in electronics hardware and software control.  Combining our new products with Multimatic’s existing expertise in suspension systems, vehicle dynamics, mechanisms and mechatronics will enable us to go to market with complete active suspension, active aero and powered door products to our customers in the future.

Multimatic Electronics Systems (MES) is part of Multimatic’s Engineering Group.   It's North American division is located in Markham, Ontario, CANADA in our Multimatic Technical Centre. 

MES, North America is seeking to hire a Functional Safety Engineer who will be responsible for the development of control software for mechatronic automotive components such as powered closure systems, adaptive/active suspension systems and powered aerodynamic devices.

Facility Address:

85 Valleywood Dr.
Markham, Ontario
L3R 5E5

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Support cross-functional teams on functional safety matters across the entire V-cycle. Application areas include but are not limited to transmission systems, active suspension, body control modules, HMI systems and aerodynamic systems.
  • Act as single point of accountability for specific project delivery in the Functional Safety team, and provide input where required to projects carried out by the projects teams.
  • Create and maintain formal documents, including HARA, Safety Plan, FSC, TSC, FMEA, Safety Case and DIA.
  • Develop best practice working procedures to support functional safety activities.
  • Carry out Functional Safety audits when required.
  • Change management, including Impact Analysis.
  • Provide integrity and enforce appropriate standards in a time critical environment.
  • Recognize risks and hazards.
  • Keep status trackers up to date, showing current status of all responsible projects.
  • Analysis and verification of system requirements and interface definitions.
  • Moderation and participation at technical reviews and workshops.
  • Planning and follow-up of activities of the safety lifecycle.
  • Close cooperation with the project manager, developers and customers. Liaising with various suppliers to ensure achievement of safety requirements.
  • Interaction with system/feature owners to inform and review documentation, as well as with project/program teams.

Education and experience:

  • Evidence of ISO26262 certification and training and demonstrated detailed understanding of ISO 26262.
  • University degree in Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronics Engineering.
  • Previous experience in a functional safety role working in accordance with a relevant international standard (e.g. ISO 26262, IEC 61508), ideally with vehicle manufacturers, Tier 1 or Tier 2 Automotive Supplieers.
  • Ability to generate formal documentation to a high professional standard.
  • Strong customer facing skills.
  • Strong communication and technical reporting skills, including the ability to communicate with overseas suppliers.
  • Ability to conduct and review Hazard Analysis & Risk Assessments (HARA), Fault Tree Analyses (FTA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) etc.
  • Experience of using software products for requirements management.
  • Awareness of project management fundamentals.
  • Excellent team working skills and a strong communicator with the ability to interact with various organizational stakeholders.
  • Good time management skills and an ability to plan and organize both work activities and the resources required to execute said work activities.
  • Able to proactively apply previous lessons learned.
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate and inspire others.

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada, hold a valid driver’s license, valid passport and be prepared to travel internationally when required.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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