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Senior Safety Critical Software Engineer

Robotic Research LLC Clarksburg, MD

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Company Overview

Robotic Research has been developing cutting-edge software and hardware since 2002 and specializes in autonomous vehicle development and other artificially intelligent systems. Whether providing autonomy and AI to the military to keep the warfighter safe; delivering unmanned, transformable robots to extend the reach of the Special Operations community; or making commercial transportation safer and more efficient, Robotic Research is leading this dynamic revolution in technology. We have a 40,000 square foot engineering and test facility with 241 acres of testing area located in Clarksburg, MD, and many other team members at various locations throughout the U.S. 

Job Description

Robotic Research is currently seeking applications for a full-time Senior Safety Critical Software Engineer. This Engineer will work with RR’s System Safety and Safety Critical Software Development teams to design, develop, and test safety critical AV applications for a diversity of Operational Domains including but not limited to: on-road and off-road applications.

Job Roles

  • Develop safety critical embedded software using model-based (SCADE, Simulink) and text-based (MISRA C) software toolchains 
  • Develop software requirements specifications based upon system and subsystem requirements
  • Define test and validation plans based upon Engineering and Safety Requirements
  • Support the development of the safety concept for a variety of vehicles and autonomy components
  • Support safety analysis activities as needed (e.g., HARA, FTA, FMEA, STPA)
  • Assist systems engineering with development of ISO 26262 and/or MIL-STD-882E work products defined by the safety standards to prove compliance of the Safety Case
  • Assist hardware engineering team with selection of safety-critical hardware
  • Support System Verification Testing and Software Qualification Testing
  • Root Cause and Corrective Action analysis
  • Train and mentor junior engineers

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field, or with equivalent industrial experience
  • 5+ years of similar academic and/or professional working experience
  • Strong proficiency in programming skills (e.g., C/C++) for embedded systems
  • Experience applying ISO 26262, DO-178, MIL-STD-882, or similar safety specifications
  • Experience with software validation including structural coverage analysis techniques including MC/DC coverage
  • Experience developing software architectures in support of safety goals

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with RTOS’ such as VxWorks, QNX, or similar
  • Experience with ROS
  • Experience using model-based programming tools such as ANSYS SCADE, Simulink, or similar in safety critical applications
  • Experience with various automotive data buses, such as CAN, CAN/FD, Ethernet, FlexRay
  • Strong understanding of algorithms and subjects relevant to ground robotics, including perception, world modeling, navigation/localization, planning, and motion control
  • Hands-on experiences on autonomous vehicles or ground robots, especially those deployed in urban environments
  • Hands-on experience with integration of other complex electro-mechanical systems (aerospace, medical, etc.)

Additional Information

  • Robotic Research OpCo, LLC offers the following benefits:
    • Company holidays
    • Flex-time
    • Vacation time
    • Health benefits including medical, dental, vision
    • 401k employer match
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Annual bonus and profit sharing (not guaranteed – at discretion of executive team)
  • All benefits subject to change and must be in compliance with current Robotic Research OpCo, LLC policies – please discuss with a member of the Robotic Research HR team for details.

Robotic Research LLC


Clarksburg, MD
20871 USA



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