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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. SENIOR FUNCTIONAL SAFETY PRODUCT ENGINEER, CADENCE/Automotive Solutions (f/m/d) in Feldkirchen, Germany

At Cadence, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to make an impact on the world of technology.


He/she will work with the safety organizations of our customers, external safety expert consultants and internal product development teams to ensure that the functional safety requirements are well understood and executed.

This role will be an integral part of an engineering team that focuses on bringing safety solutions per the ISO26262 and IEC61508 standards to Cadence customers in the fast growing Automotive/ADAS markets.

This individual will support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, flexibility, innovation, respect, accountability, ownership, and a sense of humor.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interface with R&D, product teams, and customers to define, develop and deploy a holistic functional safety solution

  • Analyze and capture customer requirements/plans/architecture for safety applications

  • Contribute to definition of requirements for safety applications and product development

  • Support Application Engineers on the Safety Flow and its use on customer projects

  • Develop scripts for supporting a design-for-safety holistic flow integrating tools in the design, verification and implementation space

  • Collaborate with product engineers, marketing & development team, safety consultants, vendors and customers on Functional Safety activities

  • Conduct reviews with product teams to ensure functional safety standards are being met throughout product development

  • Travel: Occasional travel, including international travel, might be required.


  • BSEE/BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering. MS preferred.

  • 7+ or more years of total relevant work experience.

  • Working experience with ASIC design methodologies, and usage of EDA products

  • Expert knowledge of Functional Safety concepts and the ISO26262,IEC61508 standards

  • Direct experience in functional safety analysis (FMEA/FMEDA) and compliance, testing or auditing or QA (quality assurance) of embedded HW/SW systems

  • Willingness and motivation to learn and apply standard compliance requirements of emerging markets

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and clear, concise documentation writing skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas succinctly and persuasively to peers, management, customers and partners.

  • Ability/Interest to work/collaborate in a cross-disciplinary environment

Good To Have:

  • Proven record of taking customer safety requirements from concept to final product

  • Experience in project management

  • Familiarity with other industry-accepted safety and quality standards

  • Knowledge of signoff reliability concepts and AEC_Q100 standard

We’re doing work that matters. Help us solve what others can’t.

Cadence plays a critical role in creating the technologies that modern life depends on. We are a global electronic design automation company, providing software, hardware, and intellectual property to design advanced semiconductor chips that enable our customers create revolutionary products and experiences.

Thanks to the outstanding caliber of the Cadence team and the empowering culture that we have cultivated for over 25 years, Cadence continues to be recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. 
Our shared passion for solving the world’s toughest technical challenges, our dedication to pushing the limits of the industry, and our drive to do meaningful work differentiates the people of Cadence.

Cadence is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, basis of disability, or any other protected class.