Volvo Group Functional Safety Engineer in Göteborg, Sweden

Are you a recent graduate or graduating soon or exploring possibilities of a new career path? Are you aware of “Vision Zero”? Do you want to join the journey of realizing the vision with your passion for safety-relevant systems and technologies? If yes, let us give you an introduction of our journey!

Connected, electric, highly-automated and autonomous vehicles are making their way into our lives, and it’s happening fast! Nevertheless, this paradigm shift in the automotive industry introduces new security and safety challenges that used to be more associated with “IT Security” and “Aviation Safety”, respectively. This is where the Cybersecurity and Functional Safety Group comes into the picture not only to strengthen prevailing safety expertise and culture but also to address contemporary security and safety risks of electrical and/or electronic systems of vehicles and transport solutions.

About the position

We are aiming for strengthening our functional safety team with your personal touch in defining our future direction. This position relies on your potential and passion for safety and functional safety to be able to support us in realizing “Zero Accident Vision” and “Vision Zero”.

You will be part of a dedicated team in the area of functional safety. You have opportunities not only to apply your current skills but also to acquire new skills to ensure that our products meet functional safety requirements. Our functional safety specialists and experts will guide you in understanding and performing activities such as hazard analysis, risk assessment, functional safety concepts and technical safety concepts. You are expected to become proficient at ISO 26262 standard along with relevant processes, methods and tools to be able to contribute to its deployment and maintenance within Volvo Group. You have possibilities of participating in research, technology development and advance engineering activities to define our future electrical and software architecture.

This position offers numerous possibilities of interacting with people, experts and engineers across different organizations within Volvo Group and external entities. This position thus welcomes you with challenges and opportunities of growing your personal, social, professional and technical skills to realize your full potential.

Who are we?

Cybersecurity and Functional Safety Group is the center of excellence and expertise in product cybersecurity and functional safety within Volvo Group Trucks Technology. The recently formed group now consists of 10 technical specialists, experts and rookies in cybersecurity and functional safety.

Our work spans the entire lifecycle of a vehicle – from concept phase to operational vehicles on road. We have the responsibility of implementing the ISO 26262 standard within Volvo Group to ensure that our products comply with the standard. We define cybersecurity product system roadmap that includes cybersecurity strategies and technology needs for our products. We are part of standardization initiatives in functional safety and cybersecurity. Last but not least, we develop and deliver courses and trainings for employees to increase awareness and knowledge about functional safety, ISO 26262 and cybersecurity.

Who are you?

“Great teams are about personalities, not just skills”. Like us, you believe that personal credibility, integrity, mutual respect and inclusive approach to work are crucial characteristics. We believe that you are curious, flexible, open-minded and eager to continuously improve your skills. You have an innovative, pragmatic, collaborative and creative mind-set of handling technical challenges. You are a natural team player with ability of working independently. You appreciate socializing and having fun at work.

Required qualifications

  • M.Sc. Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering/Mechatronics/Automation or other relevant technical field of study or equivalent practical experience

  • Basic knowledge and profound interest in safety-relevant and fault-tolerant system design

  • Good understanding of robust and reliable system/software engineering, including design principles

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Beneficial qualifications

It is meritorious to have one or more of the following:

  • Sound knowledge of real-time and/or safety-relevant embedded system

  • Knowledge of hazard analysis and risk assessment as well as safety concepts and mechanisms

  • Basic knowledge of relevant safety and/or functional safety standard (for example, ISO 26262)

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background leads to a better environment for our employees and thus offers higher values to our customers. We strive for an inclusive culture that leverages the strengths inherent in diversity. Above all, it is our people that make the difference.

Interesting and challenging? Are we a good match? Perfect, join the ride and make a difference!

Curious to know more and have questions? Welcome to contact : Mafijul Islam, Manager Cybersecurity and Functional Safety. Tel: +46 73 9028296; HR Representative: Anna Öberg, Phone: +46 76 5538033

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support.

With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Group Trucks Technology


Västra Götaland



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Travel Required (Maximum)


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