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Staff Safety Architecture Engineer



United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About the Company

At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, move freight, and do business.

A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing our solutions with experienced partners. Now a part of the Daimler family, we are focused solely on developing software for automated trucks to transform how the world moves freight.

Join us and catapult your career with the company that helped pioneer autonomous technology, and the first AV software company with the vision to partner directly with a truck manufacturer.

Meet the team:

As the Safety, Cyber and Architecture Group, we contribute to a key area of Torc's products. We ensure that the product is designed considering the state of the art in safety and cybersecurity for road vehicles building on standards like ISO26262, ISO21448 and ISO21434.

What you’ll do:

As safety architect you interact with hardware and software development teams to understand and model the realized architecture of the self-driving truck. You support the safety analysis of the system and collaborate to ensure that safety requirements are met.

  • Model the realized system behavior through interaction with development teams
  • Serve as bridge between functional system decomposition and SW/HW development
  • Provide traceability between the architecture and upstream and downstream requirements
  • Ensure the correctness of the model through reviews and verification
  • Maintain the system model and keep it up to date
  • Support safety experts for performing safety analysis
  • Moderate changes to the architecture coming from safety analysis with development teams
  • Change management and configuration management of the architecture
  • Deliver architecture views consistent with different release milestones
  • Collaborate with other development teams on specification development for our Autonomous Trucking program.
  • Support the systems and safety teams in developing the security architecture for product lines
  • Coach teams on implementation of safety requirements
  • Provide a single source of truth of the realized system architecture to the company
  • Interface with external suppliers and guide them for architecture development

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Degree(s) in Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical field with relevant experience
  • Master of Science degree with 7+ years of experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree and 10+ years of experience
  • Experience with Model-based Software / Systems Engineering
  • Systems-level thinking, with underlying engineering knowledge of the complex physical and software systems used in autonomy technologies
  • Solid understanding of industry standards and best practices related to autonomous technologies
  • Demonstrated experience working according to key industry standards such as Functional Safety (ISO 26262) and Safety Of The Intended Functionality (ISO 21448)
  • Knowledge in the following disciplines: software engineering, networking, electrical and mechanical systems, system components, and artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • Position requires occasional travel to Torc locations, government locations, etc. Travel is anticipated to be 15% or less

Bonus Points!

  • Certification related to systems engineering (e.g. INCOSE, IREB, etc..)
  • Understanding of agile and software development life cycle processes
  • Experience with Autonomous Vehicles or ADAS

Perks of Being a Full-time Torc’r

Torc cares about our team members and we strive to provide benefits and resources to support their health, work/life balance, and future. Our culture is collaborative, energetic, and team focused. Torc offers:

  • A competitive compensation package that includes a bonus component and stock options
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees
  • 401K plan with a 6% employer match
  • Flexibility in schedule and generous paid vacation (available immediately after start date)
  • Company-wide holiday office closures
  • AD+D and Life Insurance
Hiring Range for Job Opening
US Pay Range
$168,800$202,600 USD

At Torc, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We celebrate the uniqueness of our Torc’rs and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, or disabilities.

Even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed for this opportunity, we encourage you to apply. We’re always looking for those that are hungry, humble, and people smart and your unique experience may be a great fit for this role or others.