Sensata Technologies, Inc. Functional Safety Lead in Troy, Michigan

Lead the BMS Functional Safety and Cyber Security activities across Sensata and with key partners and customers.


  • Functional Safety and Cyber Security lead for BMS initiative in Sensata, taking the safety and security responsibility of a global team developing next generation BMS technology to meet the needs of safety and security of high voltage battery systems for automotive, industrial and ESS applications

  • Lead Functional Safety and Cyber Security process for BMS product development

  • Understanding customer technical requirements for Functional Safety and Cyber Security, and developing/driving BMS system solutions from concept to launch

  • Strong collaboration skills that facilitate effective communication with Systems, Software, and Hardware engineers, in order to make sound engineering decisions

  • Exceptional communication skills. Must be able to communicate technical issues, risks, and status in both written and oral form.

Required Qualities:

  • Engineering degree required, preferably a master’s or a doctorate degree

  • Minimum of 10 years in relevant industries and leading engineering projects, with 5 years experience of Functional Safety (ISO 26262) and Cyber Security

  • Experience with system analysis tools such as Fault Tree, FMEA, FMEDA, TARA, VARA

Preferred Qualities:

  • Knowledge of System Development Process

  • Knowledge of high voltage battery system and BMS

  • Previous experience in a technical leadership or team management role


  • A key contributor to BMS technology and product development

  • Achieving results in support of business goals in a matrixed, team oriented, global environment; working with global cross-functional teams consisting of engineering, quality, marketing, sales, customer service and operations.

  • Ensure the personal development of skills of your team through training and mentoring, conducting appraisals and providing opportunities for career progression

  • Developing wireless solutions to meet Automotive, Industrial and ESS needs

  • Lead the Company in keeping abreast of the latest processes, innovations and developments

  • Ensure solid and timely communication between your team and other parts of the business, both locally and globally


  • Demonstrate and promote Sensata’s values in behaviours and actions.

  • Produce and promote the highest standard of work possible in accordance with the company’s TS16949, OHSAS 18001, ISO14001, IIP, Sarbanes Oxley, Lean / 6s standards and any other standards that the company adheres to.

  • Work as a member of a team helping to implement, carry out and drive compliance of all company working practices and Health, Safety and Environmental procedures.

  • Comply with all Sarbox controls throughout the organisation and understand and meet the key controls that are directly related to your day to day functions

  • Develop, review, update, manage and ensure compliance with Sarbox documentation.

  • Address and report all remediation action and co-operate with all Sarbox auditing activities.

  • Carry out any other function necessary for the smooth running of the Department.

Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice

NOTE: If you are a current Sensata employee (or one of our Affiliates), please back out of this application and log into Workday via the Company Intranet to apply directly. Type FIND JOBS in the Workday search bar.

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Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.

We are a rapidly growing company with $3.3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 12 countries and more than 22,000 employees worldwide, including 900 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

  • Sensata is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) /Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Employer.

  • Sensata uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.