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Functional Safety Engineer

Company: Lightning eMotors
Location: Loveland
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Functional Safety Engineer Reports to: Core Engineering ManagerLocation: Loveland, CODivision: EngineeringCompensation: $65,000 to $130,000 (DOE)About LightningThe Lightning team works with forward-thinking fleets to engineer, deliver, and manage full transportation electrification solutions, including vehicles, charging, data analysis, and energy infrastructure. Lightning eMotors designs and manufactures zero-emission all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including delivery trucks, shuttle buses, passenger vans, chassis-cab models, and city transit buses. The Lightning products include best-of-class commercial EVs based on leading legacy platforms like the Ford Transit 350HD passenger and cargo vans, Ford E-450 shuttle bus and cutaway models, Ford F-59 step/food van, Ford F-550 cargo trucks and buses, Chevrolet 6500XD Low Cab Forward model, and 30-foot, 35-foot, and 40-foot transit buses.Why join Us? Here at Lightning, we focus on innovation, exceeding expectations, collaboration, integrity in our work, and respect for all. We are a fast-growing, public company! This enables us to continue scaling our teams and capabilities while also maintaining our leadership within the commercial electric vehicle market. This is your opportunity to be an integral part of the team, working with like-minded professionals who are dedicated not only to making a difference in our world but also transforming the automotive industry. About our HeadquartersWe are headquartered in the heart of beautiful Northern Colorado! Loveland is located just 45 minutes north of Denver/DIA; 40 minutes from Boulder; 35 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park; and only 15 minutes from Fort Collins, the home of Colorado State University. Whether you are an art lover, outdoor enthusiast, foodie, wildlife admirer, big-city dreamer, or just want to get away, Loveland is the ideal location; and Lightning eMotors is grateful to be a part of this wonderful city. Visit us at: to learn more about our organization and living in Colorado!Position SummaryThis role is responsible for creating electric vehicle controls software necessary to support serial production and assembly of EV systems. The person in this role will develop, implement, and test control systems as well as build code and implement new features. Among other duties, this role will install, test, and troubleshoot systems for delivered customers. Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and test controls software as well as hardware improvements for existing and future systems
  • Build and modify Simulink code to run on real-time embedded targets
  • Implement new features on Lightning eMotors' new products
  • Install, test, and troubleshoot delivered customer systems (both local and remote)
  • Participate in both component selection and verification activities
  • Other duties as assignedCompetencies
    • Technically minded: Ability to read engineering drawings, prints, schematics, and diagrams along with basic knowledge of tools and manufacturing (soldering, wiring, etc.). Possess ability to collect, organize, analyze, and report on data.
    • Problem Solving: Be able to troubleshoot and utilize critical thinking to develop solutions.
    • Motivated: Self-starter, complete projects independently and quickly. Be able to influence others at all levels of the organization.
    • Communication: Demonstrated ability to interact respectfully with all colleagues and customers. Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the ability to listen intently to others while building and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external customers.
    • Time management: Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, remain organized, and focused on work in a manufacturing environment. Maintain accuracy and attention to detail in high pressure settings. What we require:
      • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or similar Engineering field; or equivalent work experience in related field
      • 3 years of experience in controls systems engineering or software engineering in automotive industry or similar industry
      • Demonstrated Simulink and Matlab development and application experience
      • ISO 26262 knowledge
      • Demonstrated experience with SIL and HIL testing
      • Demonstrated experience functional safety for road vehicles
      • Demonstrated experience with Controls and Mechatronics theory
      • Microsoft Office Suite, FTP, and basic networking proficiency What we prefer:
        • 5+ years of experience in Controls Systems Engineering or Software Engineering in automotive industry or similar industry
        • Experience working in PTC Creo (including Creo Schematics)
        • Experience working with wire harnesses and generating wire harness documentation as well as automotive electrical systems
        • Demonstrated knowledge of ASPICE
        • Understanding of basic electric vehicle systems and operationsEngineering levels: all degrees should be in an Engineering related course of study
          • Engineer levels I and II: up to 2 years of professional experience combined with a Bachelor's, or an advance degree combined with some work experience
          • Senior: minimum of 5 years of experience with a Bachelor's; or 3 years of experience with a Master's degree; or a PhD; or equivalent work experience
          • Lead: Minimum of 8 years of experience with a Bachelor's; or 6 years of experience with a Master's; or 3 years with a PhD; or equivalent work experience Physical abilities
            • Ability to lift 30-50 pounds
            • Regularly perform repetitive tasks, including prolonged periods at a desk
            • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, crouch, climb, kneel, and twist.
            • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus Benefits offered:Once hired, employees are offered generous benefits package including:
              • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
              • Health Savings Account and Health Reimbursement Plan (if enrolled in medical plan)
              • 401(k)
              • Paid time off (accrued)
              • Paid holidays
              • Short and Long-term disability
              • Life insurance
              • Employee assistance program Equal Employment Opportunity:Lightning eMotors is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, military or veteran status.Note: Statements included in this description are intended to reflect in general, the duties andresponsibilities of this position and are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive.

Keywords: Lightning eMotors, Loveland , Functional Safety Engineer, Engineering , Loveland, Colorado

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