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Hardware Functional Safety Expert

Hardware Functional Safety Expert
Location: Global
Employment: Full time

Job Title: Functional Safety Expert


At Risknowlogy, we seek a highly skilled and experienced Hardware Functional Safety Expert to join our team. As a Hardware Functional Safety Expert, you will play a critical role in the certification team. With your expertise, you will ensure the functional safety compliance of the electronic hardware designs of our clients according to international standards like IEC 61508, IEC 62061, ISO 26262 and more. You will collaborate closely with the client and the certification team to verify and validate safety-critical hardware components for various industries, including automotive, process industry, industrial automation, and more.


  • Conduct thorough functional safety verifications associated with electronic hardware designs.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant safety standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262, IEC 62061 or other industry-specific functional safety standards.
  • Perform functional safety analyses, such as FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), FMEDA (Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostic Analysis)
  • Perform probabilistic calculations with simplified equations, FTA, or Markov models.
  • Verify safety-related hardware architectures, including redundancy, fault tolerance, and diagnostic capabilities.
  • Write technical reports and support the certification manager with information for the certification report.
  • Develop fault injection test plans and witness fault injection testing.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in functional safety standards, technologies, and best practices, and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a related field.
  • Strong background in functional safety, with at least 5 years of hands-on experience with safety-critical hardware systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant functional safety standards, such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and other industry-specific safety standards.
  • Proficiency in safety analysis techniques, including FMEA, FMEDA, FTA and Markov.
  • Proficiency in safety-related hardware architectures, including redundancy, fault tolerance, and diagnostic mechanisms.
  • Familiarity with hardware verification and validation techniques, including fault injection and safety-related testing.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

If you are passionate about ensuring the safety and reliability of hardware systems and enjoy working in a dynamic and challenging environment, we would love to hear from you. Join us at Risknowlogy and contribute to shaping the future of functional safety in the electronics industry.

Ignite Your Potential with Risknowlogy

At Risknowlogy, we are transforming industries and shaping a safer future through our pioneering work in risk engineering. As a company driven by innovation, collaboration, and excellence, we offer you the opportunity to be part of our dynamic team.

Join us and unleash your potential in a supportive, inclusive environment that values diversity and celebrates fresh perspectives. With a strong commitment to continuous learning and growth, we empower our employees to push boundaries and make a meaningful impact.

At Risknowlogy, you will work alongside industry-leading experts, leveraging cutting-edge tools and technologies to drive innovation. We foster a culture of collaboration where your ideas are valued, and your voice is heard.

By joining Risknowlogy, you will contribute to our clients' success and play a vital role in shaping the future of functional safety, certification, and risk management. Together, we will revolutionise industries and make a lasting difference.

Embark on an exciting journey with Risknowlogy and unlock endless possibilities for professional development, personal growth, and meaningful contributions. Apply now and become part of a company that embodies excellence, collaboration, and a commitment to a safer world.

Equal Opportunities

At Risknowlogy, we are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusivity, and individuality. We embrace each person's unique perspectives and backgrounds to our team, and we believe that a diverse workforce fuels innovation and drives success.

We are committed to creating a work environment free from discrimination, where everyone is treated with respect and fairness. We do not discriminate based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, ethnicity, age, disability, or other protected characteristics.

Our selection process is focused on cultural and value fit, ensuring that we assemble a team of individuals who share our passion for excellence, collaboration, and making a positive impact. We value your skills, qualifications, and potential contributions above all else, regardless of your background, location, or personal beliefs.

At Risknowlogy, we believe that our collective diversity strengthens us and enables us to tackle complex challenges. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive, grow, and succeed.

Apply today

If you are ready to ignite your potential and embark on an exciting journey with Risknowlogy, we invite you to apply now.

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