exida - Functional Safety Services, IACS Cybersecurity, Alarm Management, IEC 61508 Certification


Functional Safety Hardware Engineers

Posted: Monday, August 29, 2022

Sellersville, PA | Shannon, Ireland

What we’re good at

Leading global companies rely on exida for functional safety, alarm management and cybersecurity expertise. Founded in 2000, exida has proudly become a trusted partner, known for its cutting-edge technology, extensive cross-industry expertise and functional safety knowledge. Headquartered in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, exida has local roots with a global reach, operating across sixteen countries in the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.

We’re looking to grow our team and have openings for the following roles:

  • Functional Safety Hardware Engineer
  • Senior Functional Safety Hardware Engineer
  • Principle Functional Safety Hardware Engineer

In these roles, you will develop and grow our automation functional safety and cybersecurity certification business and provide guidance, analysis and auditing consultation to product development organizations. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative company culture with a team of world-class engineers. When you join us, you can expect:

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Profit-sharing bonus and incentive pay based on achieved targets
  • A friendly team environment
  • Generous paid time off and excellent work-life balance
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance plans and 401(k)
  • Exposure to state-of-the-art technology
  • A growth trajectory and leadership opportunities

What you’re good at 

You are technically minded, detail-oriented and keep up to date on the latest in electrical engineering requirements and trends. You are process-oriented and hands-on along with being an approachable leader with skill in providing support in an advisory role. Reporting to the Director of Certification, you will:

  • Oversee product assessment and certification for functional safety standards for industrial automation, machines, on-road and off-road automotive, as well as fire and gas;
  • Perform audits for design companies focusing on their electronic hardware engineering processes and designs;
  • Conduct engineering process analysis and failure modes, effects and diagnostic analyses;
  • Create detailed hardware architectural reviews and hardware FMEAs;
  • Develop detailed product safety cases to show compliance with functional safety standards;
  • Interpret standards requirements and document procedures for assessment;
  • Conduct training in good development processes and Functional Safety requirements;
  • Support business development efforts, creating proposals, presenting to clients and participating in the RFP process;
  • Produce thought leadership (e.g., articles and whitepapers) that demonstrate exida’s domain expertise in hardware design;
  • Represent and promote exida at industry meetings, conferences and industry committees;
  • Develop proposals, budgets and timesheet recordings as required.

Skills and Requirements:

  • B.S. in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field;
  • Expertise in product design and development, including hardware design, circuit board analysis, embedded microcomputer-based systems and quality assurance;
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills;
  • U.S. work authorization;
  • Successful completion of background check.

Desired Qualifications:

  • CFSE or CFSP certification;
  • Experience with real-time embedded software development;
  • Experience with IEC 61508 or ISO 13849 functional safety standards;
  • Knowledge of integrated circuit technology;
  • Foundation in the cause and mitigation of security vulnerabilities;
  • Knowledge of networking and communication protocols;
  • Knowledge of hardware description languages (e.g., Verilog or VHDL);
  • Experience creating security threat models for products and/or systems;
  • Understanding of security concepts such as identification and authentication, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, secure boot and PKI.

Join us

If you like seeking out complex challenges to solve and using the latest technology to push the boundaries of engineering, come be part of exida’s mission!

If you meet the requirements of this role, we encourage you to apply by sending your resume to jobs@exida.com. If your background is a strong fit, a member of our recruiting team will be in touch.

exida is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, protected veteran, or military status, and regardless of whether the qualified applicants are individuals with disabilities.

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