Research Engineer Safety Assessment for Autonomous Vehicles (H/F)

Part of its international development strategy, the Technology Research Institute IRT SystemX, based in Paris-Saclay campus (France), has opened an office in Singapore to develop technology research projects in collaboration with highly ranked international institutes. The research projects are established in partnership between French companies with interests in Asia, and local academic institutions. The industrial challenges that SystemX is addressing for the development and deployment of autonomous transportation services and solutions are:

  • Modeling and simulation of autonomous transportation systems.
  • Design of safe and flexible autonomous vehicle architectures.
  • Development of secure and safe software and hardware.
  • Engineer coherent human / vehicle / and environment interactions.


Within NTU (IRT SystemX-Singapore), the research engineer will work on topics related to autonomous transportation systems. He will report directly to the Director of the Autonomous Transportation Program.

The position is based in Singapore at the prestigious Nanyang Technological University.

In the ASV project, the purpose is to develop and demonstrate a simulation based testing framework for the evaluation and validation of the performance, reliability and safety of autonomous vehicles. The focus is on urban and suburban areas, a set of dynamic driving tasks (Level 4), as well as environmental conditions specific to Singapore and CETRAN test circuit.

The main missions are  to:

  • Propose methods and tools for safety assessment of autonomous vehicles with an autonomy level and a predefined context.
  • Apply the process defined in ISO 26262.
  • Specify the safety requirements for the autonomous vehicle, analyze and verify their coverage.
  • Identify limitations of the application of ISO 26262 to the autonomous vehicle.


Holder of an engineering degree and/or a thesis, you have a first professional experience in the field of safety analysis of operation of complex systems, especially automotive systems.


  • Strong numerical modelling skills and a good understanding of dynamic vehicle models.
  • In-depth understanding of the processes and methods of safety analysis.
  • Knowledge of the stakes and operational safety challenges associated with the validation of autonomous vehicles.
  • Competencies in the use of simulation for the evaluation of system safety.

Professional qualifications:

  • With analytical skills, strong autonomy and team spirit, the research engineer will have to demonstrate a keen sense of organization and perform the tasks assigned to him/her rigorously.
  • Ability to work as a project: reporting on progress and communicating results.

Ability to communicate both speaking and writing (French and English)

REF: DOP 054