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Minimum USD Salary: 140,000
Maximum USD Salary: 230,000

Industry: Product & Technology – CTO Shared Services – Safety and Quality

Company: Woven by Toyota

Woven by Toyota is the mobility technology subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. Our mission is to deliver safe, intelligent, human-centered mobility for all. Through our Arene mobility software platform, safety-first automated driving technology and Toyota Woven City – our test course for advanced mobility – we’re bringing greater freedom, safety and happiness to people and society.

Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship. We leverage these complementary strengths to amplify the capabilities of drivers, foster happiness, and elevate well-being.

TEAM

Safety & Quality organization is dedicated to managing safety and quality at the company level. The team focuses on processes, policies, and compliance, aiming to prioritize product and process safety and quality. The team operates with the principles of standardization, fostering a unified approach to safety processes, and promoting independence between engineering and Safety & Quality.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can lead our Safety Policy & Research Team. You have a passion for instilling a safety-first culture, preventing incidents, and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. You are adept at building cross-functional relationships and have experience working collaboratively with other teams and external entities. Experience working as an Engineer in the automotive industry.

You will report to the Head of Global Safety and Quality, and this role is hybrid – you will work in the office 3+ days per week.

Responsibilities:

    • Create a high-level safety strategy for Woven’s AD/ADAS and software products, from testing and development to deployment and post-deployment.
    • Collaborate with engineering leaders, and leverage the TPS (Toyota Production System) to ensure everything we do centers on safety first, particularly with cutting-edge SDV technology. Creating a Safety First culture.
    • Make recommendations to the Head of Global Safety and Quality on safety-critical decisions, including issues escalated through the Safety Committees.
    • Manage Safety Committee processes, including intake, deliberation, and documentation.
    • Partner with compliance and engineering leaders to identify and mitigate safety risks and to be compliant with safety regulations
    • Develop and execute policies relating to safety in the software development context
    • Assist Global Head of Safety and Quality in safety-critical decision-making relating to testing, development, and deployment of AD/ADAS and software products.
    • Negotiate and create a safety-acceptance process for delivery of software-defined AD/ADAS products to OEM, including safety requirements, testing/V&V, and argument framework
    • Conduct gap analysis throughout the organization and mitigate identified safety risks.
    • Engage with regulatory agencies, trade associations, and advocacy groups to advocate for policies that advance automotive safety and innovation while addressing regulatory concerns and challenges

Requirements:

    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in automotive safety, regulatory affairs, policy development, or related fields.
    • Strong leadership experience in safety critical systems and functional safety with a focus on software-defined vehicles and AD/ADAS
    • Demonstrated expertise in creating a safety-first culture, driving software quality through standardized processes, methods, and tools.
    • Strong cross functional collaboration skills, preferably including engineering and legal stakeholders.
    • Experience with safety assurance in the software development context
    • Comfort with ambiguity and shifting priorities
    • Ability to calibrate risk tolerance to the needs of the organization
    • ISO 26262 / ISO 21448 / Functional Safety expertise
    • Strong familiarity with full range of AV/ADAS standards and BPs (SAE AVSC, ISO, UNECE, UL 4600, RSS)
    • Experience working in multicultural teams and openness to various cultures
    • Known as a strategic leader, with a deep passion for creating critical safety technology
    • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams. Have led diverse global teams preferred
    • Travel to Japan

$140,000- $230,000 a year

Your base salary is one part of your total compensation. We offer a base salary, short term and long term incentives, and a comprehensive benefits package. The California pay scale for this full time position is $140,000- $230,000. The total compensation offered to an employee will be dependent upon the individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, location, and level.

WHAT WE OFFER

We are committed to creating a modern work environment that supports our employees and their loved ones. We offer many options of the best programs to allow you to do your most meaningful work and to help you shape the future of mobility.
• Excellent health, wellness, dental and vision coverage
• A rewarding 401k program
• Flexible vacation policy
• Family planning and care benefits

By submitting your application you agree to the following terms: https://woven.toyota/en/applicant-privacy-notice

Our Commitment
• We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.
• We pledge that any information we receive from you will be used ONLY for the purpose of hiring assessment.

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