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Cummins Inc. Functional Safety Product Specialist in Columbus, Indiana

Functional Safety Product Specialist


We are looking for a talented Functional Safety Product Specialist to join our team specializing in Engineering for our Engine Business Unit in Columbus, IN / your remote home office within the US. This Functional Safety (FuSa) management role will be primarily responsible for ensuring product-dependent safety activities required to achieve functional safety are performed, and compliance with ISO 26262 is achieved.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Technical lead responsible for developing functional safety-related work products throughout the product lifecycle.

  • Work with systems engineering to understand the expected features and functions specific to a vehicle program.

  • Collaborate with the customer during the development of Development Interface Agreements (DIAs), Hazard and Risk Assessment (HARA), and Functional Safety Requirements (FSRs).

  • Engage with core engineering engineers in driving technical content for the Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs), hardware requirements, software requirements, and deriving ASIL metrics.

  • To understand high-level safety implementation at a system level and transition to low-level architecture.

  • To understand how safety requirements are applied to low-level hardware and software.

  • Oversee the integration, validation, and testing activities between component hardware and software.

  • Maintain a single source Safety Plan tracking the overall safety work at the ECU, system, and component level.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • College, university, or equivalent bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is required.

  • Minimum 3 years of prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making.

  • Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred.

  • This role will be expected to be certified or soon be certified as Functional Safety Certified Automotive Engineer per ISO 26262.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, General Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jul 29, 2022, 3:22:50 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Engine Business

Req ID: 220005OF