Leading the Embedded World

Functional Safety Software Engineer (Santa Barbara, CA)

Job description

We seek an experienced software engineer to conduct safety analyses, develop functional requirements tests, and conduct design reviews for Green Hills Software's real time operating system and the suite of embedded development tools. As a Functional Safety Software Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring that Green Hills Software safety-critical products are safe for our customers to use to build vehicles, medical devices, and industrial control systems that people's lives depend on every day.


  • An understanding of compilers, assemblers, linkers and debuggers and their role in developing embedded software
  • An understanding of the concepts of real time operating systems
  • At least two years of programming experience in high level languages, C and C++
  • Experience with UNIX and with scripting languages, Python, Perl and shell
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to learn and understand how complex software systems work

Helpful skills and experience

  • Observant and attentive to details
  • Ability to understand and analyze the behavior of complex software systems
  • Great communication (both written and verbal) and organization skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing schedules
  • Familiarity with code coverage tools for C and C++
  • Embedded system and real time operating systems experience a plus
  • Previous experience with functional safety related to IEC 61508, EN 50128, or ISo 26262 a plus
  • Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) or Certified Functional Safety Professional (CFSP) certificate a plus


  • Assessing and ensuring the high safety standards for our products
  • Conducting and generating reports for software safety analyses, hazard assessments, and failure mode effects analysis
  • Creating validation tests for requirements functionality, robustness, boundary values, and equivalence classes
  • Analyzing, improving, and reporting on system code coverage
  • Conducting design and code reviews for changes to safety-critical products
  • Assisting with functional requirements capture

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $127,000 - $190,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Applicants with significant industry experience should email jobs@ghs.com for applicable job openings.

To apply

Please email your resume to: jobs@ghs.com