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Technical Author, Automotive Functional Safety

Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless

Bristol, UK
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Location: Bristol

Our Team:

Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC; www.Semtech.com) is a leading supplier of high-quality analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. Semtech has a large number of design centres around the world, including three within the UK. The Bristol design centre is focused on optoelectronic ICs primarily targeted to datacoms and adjacent markets. Products include TIAs, laser drivers, optical receivers and fully integrated transceiver IC products from below 1Gbps to over 800Gbps. Within the centre, all functions of product development from initial ideas to full prodization take place, including, marketing, definition, design, layout, product engineering, validation, test engineering, characterization, qualification, applications, etc. Due to the significant innovation and differentiation in the development of our products, Semtech has continued to be the leader in our target markets.

Job Summary:

The Technical Author is responsible for documenting all automotive functional safety work products and safety processes whilst working with the full support of a Functional Safety team. You will be responsible for managing the documentation plans and control, across the product development, management of production related documentation, test documentation and customer related documents. You will support the delivery of highest level of quality products within autonomous, robotic driving portfolio.


  • Derive the project documentation from concept up to product ramp up working with the team.

  • Ensure trackability and traceability of documents, and its content.

  • Alignment with project managers and marketing teams with respect to customer requirements on documentations.

  • Write safety manual, datasheets, work instructions and project work product templates.

  • Review safety work product documentation content against the safety requirements checklists prepared by the functional safety team.

  • Release safety work products for review and approval in company systems.

  • Working with functional safety team, write confirmation review reports, product safety release reports and ensure compliance with ISO26262 and with any interconnecting standards that project, and product requires to follow.

  • Support Functional Safety Managers and other safety authorities with respect to achieving all safety ISO26262 documentation requirements and provide inputs for independent confirmation reviews and audits.

  • Manage deviations and drive continuous improvement for the project and product development authorship and documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering;

  • 3-5 years of professional technical authorship experience in an automotive systems and components industry. Alternative experience in life sciences, automotive, aviation, robotics or medical safety engineering.

  • Experience in product development and crafting the associated documentation.

Career Growth Philosophy

At Semtech, we seek innovation and leadership from each and every member of our team. Our goal is to ensure that our talented professionals are equipped with support, resources, and the opportunity to excel. Our pay-for-performance philosophy provides recognition and prestige coupled with a competitive compensation package.

The intent of this job description is to describe the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically included in this description.

All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

(US only) We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.