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Senior Functional Safety Manager

San Jose, California, United States| Hillsboro, Oregon, United States| Austin, Texas, United States Job ID JR0265316 Job Category Platform Hardware and Systems Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced Full/Part Time Full Time

Job Description

In Q4 2023, Intel announced Altera® will be reported as a separate business unit beginning on January 1, 2024, with ongoing support from Intel.
This position is associated to that standalone business strategy and is expected to fully transition to a standalone company at some time in the future.”

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Functional Safety Manager to join our dynamic engineering team. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 standards and a strong background in Hardware/Silicon and Software development. This role involves leading the functional safety activities, ensuring compliance with relevant safety standards, and contributing to the design and development of safe, reliable FPGA products.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Functional Safety Management:

  • Develop and implement functional safety processes and procedures in accordance with ISO 26262 and IEC 61508.

  • Lead and coordinate safety assessments and audits with both internal and external auditors.

  • Define safety goals, safety requirements, and safety concepts for FPGA designs.

  • Ensuring all Safety requirements are met.

  • Ensure traceability of safety requirements throughout the development lifecycle.

Safety Analysis and Verification:

  • Conduct safety analysis including FMEA, FTA, and HARA.

  • Perform safety verification and validation activities.

  • Develop and maintain safety plans, safety case reports, and other safety-related documentation.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including design, verification, software, and systems engineering to integrate safety requirements.

  • Provide guidance and training on functional safety standards and practices to the engineering team.

  • Act as the main point of contact for functional safety-related matters with customers, suppliers, and certification bodies.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following Behavioral Traits:

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Willing to work effectively in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.


This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship. Relevant experience can be obtained through schoolwork, classes and project work, internships, military training, and/or work experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's or master's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a related field.

Minimum of 7 years in the following:

  • Functional safety management in concepts and methodologies in the semiconductor industry.

  • Safety analysis techniques (FMEA, FTA, HARA).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Functional Safety Certification (e.g., TÜV Functional Safety Engineer).

  • Experience in FPGA and ASIC development.

  • Experience with a structured requirements management system such as (i.e. Jama / Polarion / DOORS / Jira).

Inside this Business Group

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) was formed from the acquisition of Altera. As part of Intel, PSG will create market-leading programmable logic devices that deliver a wider range of capabilities than customers experience today. Combining Altera's industry-leading FPGA technology and customer support with Intel's world-class semiconductor manufacturing capabilities will enable customers to create the next generation of electronic systems with unmatched performance and power efficiency. PSG takes pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our group is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why PSG is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

Other Locations

US, OR, Hillsboro; US, TX, Austin

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $144,501.00-$217,311.00
*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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