Functional Safety Engineer

Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions.


Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we've strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we're on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen - and thrive in - the positive work environment we pride ourselves on.

Location: Canton, MI, USA  





As part of the software development team, the associate will apply expertise in embedded system development to electronics projects.  The ideal candidate must have strong embedded system design skills and functional safety based on ISO 26262.





  • Lead the functional safety engineering function for all electronics programs
  • Interface with customer to collect and clarify functional safety requirements. Track requirements through design, coding, unit testing, integration testing, validation and release phases
  • Interface with internal groups such as system, electrical, mechanical, validation, manufacturing, project leaders, program managers and external groups such as suppliers
  • Be creative in developing optimized system and software architectures that meets the safety goals from the customer
  • Review safety solutions from suppliers and apply them to architecture designs
  • Provide effort estimates and support quotation activities
  • Ensure functional safety elements are included in DFMEA and in manufacturing test specifications
  • Act as mentor to other engineers
  • Participate in improvement of personal, departmental and technological capabilities
  • Support product builds, launches and investigation of functional safety issues
  • Be motivated and have strong problem-solving skills
  • Provides, exchanges, or present technical information from multiple data sources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills





  • BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering.  Master’s degree is a plus
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in automotive or equivalent embedded systems
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in automotive functional safety ISO 26262
  • Experience in automotive serial communication protocols such as CAN & LIN
  • Experience in different microcontrollers and peripherals such as SPI, GPIO, PWM, etc.
  • Software Quality and Process Improvement standards such as CMMI or Automotive SPICE





  • Experience in C programming language for embedded systems
  • Model-Based development tools & AUTOSAR design methodology
  • Automotive Cybersecurity
  • High speed data networks such as Ethernet
  • Power Electronics including HV electronics





Travel Requirements

Limited travel may be required

Physical Requirements

Office position – primarily sedentary

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disability to perform the essential functions)



Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment.