Autonomous Vehicle Safety Engineer

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How would you demonstrate an autonomous driving system can meet high safety expectations of a customer of the public? How do we ensure that we have developed a product that has considered all the potential hazards in a complex environment then scale that to other domains? Can you work as part of a cross discipline team who must consider a range of priorities, representing best practice in safety and navigate these challenges and achieve a high standard in an emergent industry. If the thought of the opportunity to tackling these challenges excites you, and you would like to work as part of a community of safety industry experts excites you, we would welcome hearing from you

Are you a safety professional, who has a passion for delivering the highest standards in a new and emerging market? Do you understand safety analysis tools and does risk management form the backbone of your role? If you care about safety, or have been involved in safety-related systems then read on.

We are an international startup, scaling-up rapidly (270+ and growing). Our base is in Oxford, but we are hiring in multiple countries, and have hybrid and/or flexible work arrangements (although this role will require a significant onsite presence). The problems we are solving require diversity of thought, so we are committed to, and welcome diverse backgrounds and individuality.


Joining us as an Autonomous Vehicle Safety Engineer, you will be working in our “Safety” team. Initially focused on the preparation and execution of our AV tests and trials, your role will work directly with your peers to solve autonomy challenges with a safety focus. You will help drive the creation and maintenance of the safety case for the operation of our AV’s across different domains.

What you bring:

  • A clear passion for safety
  • Technical knowledge applicable and transferable in an engineering or operational field
  • A solid understanding of safety principles, including risk management, reporting and safety engineering tools
  • A willingness to attend our office, test facilities and stakeholder meetings. Whilst we do offer flexible working this role entails a reasonable onsite presence

Extra kudos if you have:

  • Familiarity with UK Code of Practice and relevant safety standards including PAS 1881, other standards from the PAS series and SAE J3016
  • Experience working in automated vehicles, ADAS or any type of safety system
  • Practical experience working in a deployment environment
  • Experience with risk management tools such as risk assessment, fault tree analysis, FMEAs etc.


  • Competitive salary
  • Company share programme
  • Hybrid and/or flexible work arrangements (however this role requires a substantial onsite presence around Oxford)
  • £3,000 flexible benefits including private medical insurance, critical illness coverage, life assurance, EAP, group income protection
  • Funded relocation support
  • Fully funded Visa sponsorship if required
  • A salary exchange pension plan
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • A pet friendly office environment
  • Safe assigned spaces for team members with individual and diverse needs

About Oxbotica

At Oxbotica, we’re fuelled by a bold purpose: to make the Earth move.

From passenger shuttles to industrial vehicles; from congested city streets to mines, our industry-leading autonomy software platform enables any vehicle to operate itself safely, securely and efficiently. We call it Universal Autonomy. It is changing how people and goods move.

We are a world-class team guided by a shared vision to bring the benefits of autonomy to our customers and users. Using our skills, experience and diversity, we are solving the most exciting and important technological challenges of our times, and creating a safer and more sustainable future for people and our planet.

Our 250+ (and growing) team members in the UK and Canada are building, scaling and commercialising our universal autonomy software to serve immediate market and deployment opportunities.

We’re seeking bold, creative, hyper-skilled people to join us. Come create the future of autonomy with us at Oxbotica. Become an “Oxbot”.

Our Culture

At Oxbotica, our diverse and inclusive culture fuels our growth. We celebrate individuality, foster an environment in which trust and respect flourish, and believe that innovation thrives when powered by different perspectives, experiences and ideas. Our purpose, values and principles anchor us as we grow.

Learn more about our culture here.

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Oxford Oxfordshire

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