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Software Safety Engineer

Pune, India

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Role and Responsibility:

The Functional Safety Engineer will be responsible for the ISO 26262 safety plan implementation for the Tensilica processors' SW tools and libraries targeted for automotive products, comprising of development of ISO 26262 compliant processes, infrastructure and work products.

He/she will work with the safety organizations of our customers, vendors, external safety expert consultants and internal product development teams to ensure that the functional safety process is well understood, executed and documented. He/she will become intimately familiar with Tensilica's configurable SW development, build, test infrastructure and flow and devise methods to ensure that they are compliant with the ISO 26262 standard by means of creating safety documentation/templates/examples, process improvements, engineer training, and auditing.

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This role will be an integral part of an agile engineering team that focuses on bringing safety solutions per the ISO26262 and IEC61508 standards to Cadence customers in the fast growing Automotive/ADAS markets.

This individual will support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, motivation, collaboration, flexibility, innovation, respect, accountability, and ownership.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as Functional Safety Engineer for Cadence/Tensilica Safety related SW products
  • Create and/or support safety work products which include the Safety Plan, Safety Manual, Safety Requirements, and Safety Analysis on Tensilica/Cadence processor SW.
  • Collaborate with project engineers, marketing & development team, safety consultants, vendors and customers on Functional Safety activities
  • Support creation of a Qualification Kit for the Xtensa Compiler & Libraries
  • Create/review functional safety documentation according to ISO 26262
  • Conduct reviews with product teams to ensure functional safety standards are being met throughout product development cycles


  • BSEE/BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering (or equivalent). MS preferred.
  • 5+ or more years of total relevant work experience.
  • Experience or familiarity with Processor/DSP Software Product Development tools and methods
  • Experience in functional safety compliance, testing or auditing or QA (quality assurance) of SW components
  • Experience working with perl and other scripting languages.
  • Good C programming skills. Experience with C++ is a plus.
  • Familiarity with GNU open source software development tools
  • Familiarity with both Linux and Windows
  • Familiarity with ISO or other industry-accepted quality standards.
  • Familiarity with Configuration, Requirements, and Documentation Management tools (e.g. Perforce, Doors, JIRA, etc)
  • Willingness and motivation to learn and apply standard compliance requirements of emerging markets
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and clear, concise documentation writing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas succinctly and persuasively to peers, management, customers and partners.

Good To Have:

  • Experience with developing SW according to Safety Standards (IEC 61508 or ISO 26262)
  • Experience in Software Quality and process (e.g., SPICE, CMMI ).
  • Experience with ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 standards. Preferable if holds Safety certification.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 Quality Management standard
  • Experience with compiler optimization techniques a plus.

Travel: Occasional travel, including international travel, will be required.

Work Environment:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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Client-provided location(s): Pune, Maharashtra, India
Job ID: Cadence-R37708
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • Health Insurance
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program