Are you ready to lead the way in redefining how humans interact with robots? We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer, Safety who is passionate about creating innovative robotic systems. You will be collaborating closely with mechanical engineers, industrial designers, systems engineers and our forward-looking customer teams to help define and refine our approach to integrating safety into our robot hardware. Join us and help shape a world where human-robot collaboration is not just a possibility, but a reality.

Collaborative Robotics is a team of innovators and builders redefining the future of human-robot interaction. We are working to realize a world where robots are a trusted extension of your surroundings. They work, adapt, and react around you. Not the other way around.

This role is located at our Santa Clara, CA headquarters, or remotely within the US. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the systems engineering effort around safety, including interpreting standards interpretation, developing safety processes and designing hardware and software safety systems.
  • Be responsible for conducting analysis on hazards, risks and mitigations, creating the concept of operations and completing verification and validation.
  • Manage the decomposition of functional requirements to establish and maintain detailed safety requirements. Ensure full traceability of safety requirements throughout the development lifecycle, from concept to certification.
  • Take charge of guiding the design through the certification process, ensuring all designs meet mandatory safety standards. Work with certification bodies to ensure successful compliance.
  • Serve as a key leader within the engineering team, fostering a collaborative environment that promotes innovative thinking and problem-solving. Communicate effectively across diverse teams, including customer teams, to align safety engineering strategies with broader organizational goals.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, such as Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
  • 7+ years of experience with hazard analysis, functional/requirements decomposition, managing safety requirements and requirements traceability.
  • Experience implementing designs with IEC 61508 or equivalent functional safety standard.
  • Experience applying safety standards, such as NFPA79, UL1564, IEC61000, IEC13849, IEC60204, IEC62061, etc.
  • Experience with FMEDA, DFMEA, or other risk assessment methodologies.
  • Highly motivated teammate with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced, collaborative and dynamic start-up environment as part of a small team.
  • Willing to occasionally travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with hazard analysis, functional/requirements decomposition, managing safety requirements and requirements traceability.
  • Experience with taking robotics hardware from concept to certification.
  • Experience with specific requirements for NRTL testing and approval.

The base salary range for this position is $175,000 - $200,000 plus equity and comprehensive benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role and experience level. The range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position in Santa Clara, CA. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Collaborative Robotics is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Collaborative Robotics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

To all recruitment agencies: Collaborative Robotics does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our employees. Collaborative Robotics is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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