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Battery Functional Safety & Compliance Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: San Jose
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people s ability to move - whether for work or play. What we do: The Battery Functional Safety & Compliance Engineer focuses on assessing potential multi-functional safety hazards and managing compliance management strategies for Energy Storage System (ESS). This role supports our engineers with making tradeoff decisions using a strong fundamental understanding of battery characteristics, battery control, and battery management and an exceptionally detailed approach. The position works closely with design and SW engineers from multi-functional teams of battery design, battery management systems, flight control, and vehicle management. What you can do:

  • Contribute to functional safety architecture development for Energy Storage System (ESS)
  • Apply both top-down approaches and bottom-up approaches to develop technical safety requirements for ESS
  • Responsible for assessing functional safety issues within ESS and cross-function between ESS and other components
  • Develop and/or lead the reviews of battery functional safety-related items during FHA, FMEA, FMEDA, FTA, etc. processes with both suppliers and internal teams
  • Collaborate with the system engineer team and certification team to define and improve functional safety concepts
  • Work closely with ESS s HW and SW technical teams to address safety & compliance issues in the early development phases Ensure the ESS technical teams follow the right processes for compliance throughout the development and integration phases
  • Collaborate with test, validation, and certification teams to develop and improve functional safety-related test requirements and methodologies
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining functional safety deployment processes for the ESS technology team
  • Contribute to technical writing of compliance and certification related documents for ESS
  • May require up to 20% of domestic and international travels
  • Other duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor s degree in mechanical, aerospace, aeronautical or equivalent field
    • A minimum of three (3) years of experience working in aviation/aerospace (an equivalent combination of education experience may be considered)
    • 3 years of experience in compliance management for ESS, propulsion system, or powertrain system You may also be able to contribute:
      • Master s degree related engineering field
      • Experience working with FAA and EASA regulatory agenciesAny offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at: The job responsibilities of this position require access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export control laws and certain software that can only be used and accessed by U.S. Persons. Accordingly, this position is limited to applicants that are US Persons, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) ,or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) .

Keywords: Supernal, San Jose , Battery Functional Safety & Compliance Engineer, Engineering , San Jose, California

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