Hyundai Motor Group is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. The Group’s Urban Air Mobility Division is designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities, allowing 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

We are looking for an outstanding functional safety engineer to be a part of Battery Technology & Innovation team. This role will help to ensure functional safety requirements from industrial standards/guidelines and vehicle system teams to be well defined and well integrated with our battery system.

The Battery Technology & Innovation team is responsible for developing advanced technologies for energy storage system in aviation applications. As an expert in functional safety of the team, this role requires a strong fundamental understanding of battery control and management with exceptionally detail oriented mindset to support our engineers with making tradeoff decisions. The candidate will work closely with design and SW engineers from cross-functional teams of battery design, battery management system, flight control and management. Our ideal candidate must be self-motivated, passionate with electrified aircraft development, and resilient to quickly adapt with direction changes.

What you can do:

  • Responsibility for assessing functional safety issues in the current design
  • 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 safety team to define and improve functional safety concepts
  • Develop cascading functional safety concepts from system level to develop technical safety requirements for battery systems
  • Work closely with the battery technology teams to address the technical safety requirements in the early development phase
  • Work closely with test and validation teams to develop and improve functional safety related test requirements and methodologies
  • Contribute to functional safety architecture development for battery system
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining functional safety deployment processes for the battery technology team

What you can contribute: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields, Master’s and PhD preferred
  • Experience working in aviation/aerospace with strong understanding of DO-178C compliance. Understanding of DO-311A, DO-160 and DO-254 is a plus
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies is a plus
  • The ability to demonstrate strong knowledge on safety-related matters of a complex electronic system
  • Professional knowledge of Lithium-based batteries and experience in software integration for HV battery pack
  • Familiar with functional safety analysis tools
  • Experience in creating and analyzing control systems and modeling with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with requirement management tools such as DOORS, JAMA, etc.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and with teammates to successfully deliver analysis on challenging projects with tight deadline
  • Demonstrate ability to provide root cause analysis on complex test/design scenarios via critical thinking and good correlation processes



Candidates applying for positions with the UAM division must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer included Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor.

This position includes access to technology and/or software source code that is subject to U.S. export controls.  We will not consider applicants for this position for whom an export license will be required.

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