Functional Safety Engineer

Electric Power Steering

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Functional Safety Engineer

Do you want to be part of the transition to autonomous transportation? High quality steering and vehicle motion control is certainly one of the keys to achieve autonomous transportation on our roads. We’re developing the hardware and software to make it a reality.

Not only will you be working with the coolest technical challenges creating the steering and vehicle motion control of the future. You will also be part of an optimistic atmosphere, where joy, knowledge-sharing and openness are key characteristics. We are passionate about deploying new ways of working and focusing on continuous improvements to stay in the forefront. With us you will have a very experienced, skilled and openminded team on your side.

Take the opportunity to join Sentient on our journey to supply the steering and vehicle motion control of the transportation solutions of tomorrow.

This is us, your new colleagues

Sentient is a small but highly competent independent firm. Our focus is Electric Control Units for steering and complete vehicle control. Since our product is independent of vehicle size, we’re targeting both passenger cars and heavy vehicles. Our Blueprint Steering has been in production at a major truck OEM since 2013. We’re located at Lindholmen, Gothenburg, and have our fleet of test vehicles at AstaZero.

Core responsibilities:

In this position the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven capability and experience in design and development of safety related automotive applications. The main responsibilities will be to:

Design, develop and maintain safety strategies and concepts for our Electric Power Steering Control Unit. Including, but not limited to:

  • Development of safety plan
  • Tailoring of the safety lifecycle
  • Safety requirements facilitation
  • Designing test and verification strategies
  • Support the compilation of a safety case
  • Facilitate safety audits or product assessments
  • Plan for, support and/or perform ASIL-dependent confirmation measures
  • Provide feedback on and develop implemented safety processes to drive continuous improvement and lessons learned

Who are you? Are we a perfect match?

We are looking for someone who thrives on finding solutions to highly complex challenges, never afraid to try out new ideas in search of innovation and takes pride in delivering outstanding products. To fit in our teamculture you need to be a team-player who fosters a dynamic environment and accelerates learning in others.

You qualify if you have:

  • Experience in development of safety-critical products (ISO26262 or similar)
  • Master degree or similar in engineering with at least 3 years of documented experience
  • Autonomy, drive and ability to work in a team are key abilities
  • Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written
  • Ability to manage & support multiple activities (time management skills)

It is considered a merit if you have experience within one or several of the following:

  • Automotive industry
  • Low level embedded software development in C
  •  Version control tools
  • Good knowledge of electronics
  •  Infineon Aurix
  • Motor Control
  • Diagnostics
  • Truck driver license

What can we offer?

You get an opportunity to work together with highly skilled colleagues in an exciting, dynamic environment where you make a difference. We trust the individual and act as a team, stay close to the product and provide opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position is full time and based in Gothenburg.

More information and how to apply

For questions about this position send an e-mail to or call Erik Torstensson (Functional Safety Engineer) +46 738-54 90 08.
We are hiring continuously so don’t take too long.

Open Application

You are always welcome to send in an open application. You can also easily attach you CV.


    Are you student and interested in contributing to our development and receiving valuable experience and knowledge? Then we are happy to get in touch with you.