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FUNCTIONAL SAFETY MANAGER (M/W/D) - Job Schönaich - Career



At Synapticon we’re reshaping the world of motion control for robotics and machinery at the point of motion. The company introduces an entirely new approach to motion axes by integrating formerly discrete components, such as motors, drives, sensors and gearboxes into seamless units and digitizing performance and quality factors that are so far dependent on costly mechanical manufacturing. Innovation leaders around the world choose to work with Synapticon to path their way into the future of intelligent, motion control-related systems.

Be part of it, join Synapticon!

Your mission

We are looking for an experienced Functional Safety Manager, who will take a central stake in shaping Synapticon’s safety products. You will work closely with our cross functional teams and act as the central point of contact for all safety related topics towards certified bodies.
Your strong suit is industrial safety hardware, but you feel home discussing software related issues as well.

We are sure that the ideal candidate has a passion for functional safety and robotics and a strong urge to envision and develop smarter safety solutions than anybody else in the industry. Great communication skills to bounce ideas with certified bodies and to drive the certification process will help you to efficiently navigate through the sometimes rough waters of safety development. 

Your responsibilities

  • Lead the product compliance requirements research and implementation for the company portfolio, both on the product and the component level

  • Ensure that the functional safety requirements are known and met for each safety-critical part of the system 

  • Working on, organizing, and maintaining documentation related to - including but not limited to - test reports, safety manuals, safety concepts, safety requirements, review reports, etc. 

  • Managing, directing, and leading the problem resolution and tracking process and providing feedback on the status of tracked problems 

  • Work with regulatory agencies to understand upcoming changes in regulations and their impact on new products, communicating these changes to a cross-functional group

  • Review engineering changes for compliance conformance

  • Prepare the relevant documentation and reports for the upper management decision-making process

Your Profile


  • Minimum 3 years of experience developing embedded hardware and/or software for safety critical systems (SIL3 or SIL4)

  • Knowledge of V-model development processes for Software and Electronics

  • Familiar with IEC 61508 and ISO 13849

  • Experience with reading and understanding norms and regulations

  • Knowledge of FMEA, FMEDA and reliability calculations

  • Profound experience with certification processes and communication with notified bodies

  • Good English skills

  • German language skills (C1 or greater)


  • Managerial experience, leading a team

  • Knowledge of functional safety for components for the automation industry especially drives and encoders 

  • Experience with functional safety software development processes

  • Experience with the implementation of functional safety software diagnostic functions

  • Experience with FSoE, IEC 61800-5-2 and IEC 61800-5-3 


  • Full time (40 hours/per week), permanent contract with 30 days paid vacation.
  • Flexible working hours and work locations when life life gets in the way 
  • An international team with lots of opportunities for career advancement
  • Annual performance and salary negotiations to align your compensation with your professional success
  • Highly competent colleagues who are experts in their field and happy to help you to learn and to grow
  • Company pension plan
  • Birthday vouchers
  • Company support for gym memberships provided by Qualitrain
  • Job bike to get to work healthy and fit
  • Regular global team building events such as boot camps, skiing and a BBQ every Friday in summer. Spouses and children are welcome to join the BBQ on Fridays
  • Modern office facilities with lounge and football table
  • Drinks and coffee (free of charge, of course)
  • Daily snacks and fruits for all employees and breakfast every Monday
  • Shared apartment (WG) upon to availability
  • Visa sponsorship, if required

Interested? We look forward to receiving your application.

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Hi! We’re about 60 experts actively looking to expand our talent. 

Our engineering team is from all walks of life, countries, and cultures. Our diversity drives our creativity, and we look forward to having your unique outlook shape our product.

Working hours and location are flexible at Synapticon, because working families need that. Although you may need to be beside your robot for much of the day, we understand that sometimes getting away from the problem to think is the better approach.

Our unique SoC microprocessor has a massive amount of processing power, available to build unique, real world physics-defying algorithms right into the robot joint. We strive to use the best technology for the problems we are working to solve.