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Engineer Safety

Novi, MI
July 22, 2020

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Shanna M. Render

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To obtain an engineering position that will contribute to enabling greater safety and security of vehicles on the road, the development of active safety and collision avoidance, connectivity, vehicle to vehicle communications (V2V), systems safety, cybersecurity, mobility, autonomous vehicle development or a cross functional team relating to these technologies/disciplines.

Related Skills

Critical thinking skills, attention to detail, technical management, ability to disseminate information effectively, presenting information effectively to my own and other organizations (including leadership), and ability to read and understand code written in C++.

Familiarity with the following SAE, ISO, MIL standards, and documentation:

●SAE 3061 Cybersecurity Guidebook for Cyber-Physical Systems

●SAE J2735 and J2945/1 (On-Board System Requirements for V2V Safety Communications)

●SAE J3016 - Levels of Driving Automation For On-Road Vehicles

●NHTSA’s Driving Automation Levels

●ISO 26262 and Training


●MIL-STD 1472

●NIST SP 800-53 (Cybersecurity Controls)

●FTA, FMEDA, and FMEA training


Oakland University

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering December 2001

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Human Factors Short Course 2005

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Certificate for the Autonomous Connected Vehicle Program 2012

University of Michigan - Dearborn : Rackham Graduate School

Classes taken towards a Systems Engineering Graduate Degree

Work Experience


Advanced Safety and User Experience - April 2019 - Present

Functional Safety Engineer

Created a Data Flow Diagram in EA for the Highway Assist Feature based off multiple documents adding the modules, signals and message names (functional specification, systems requirements documents and software architecture documents)

Worked with feature owner (in Poland), algorithm developers, and systems to ensure the diagram was accurate

Created multiple system level FTA's based on 5 top level events using Medini Analyze (in accordance with ISO 26262)

Added safety mechanisms to each Failure Mode, and their Work Item #'s. (Requirement #'s) to the FTA's based on concurrence from software that these mechanisms were implemented

Created CCA

Created the Safety Analysis Report

Led weekly customer meetings with FCA for Functional Safety and worked through requirements clarifications and questions. Identified that a new SoH signal had to be added

Participated in daily stand up meetings and led the meetings when the normal scrum master was unavailable

Updated status in Jira daily

Ensured MobilEye Assumptions of Use were traced to systems level requirements in Polarian and that multiple disciplines (Functional Safety Requirements engineer, Feature Owner, Systems, SW Module owners, Hardware) accepted these requirements, rejected or marked N/A. Collaborated with Mobileye Engineers, Internal Camera team, FCA, and other internal engineers to ensure these requirements were accurate and could be met and implemented

Performed new requirements difference analysis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (RGBSI- contract)

Electrical Product Development

Connected Vehicle Design Release Engineer

Responsible for connected feature design, development and integration testing of these features on the Telematics Box Module and Head Units for multiple vehicle platforms

Features include Automatic SOS, Wi Fi Hotspot, Service Quality Data Feed, AOTA, Service Provisioning, Comm Check, HU Swap, TBM Swap to ensure features are developed and tested to meet System Functional Specifications and create design and test cases

Ensured DFMEA was updated, ensured design met functional specifications, and if not raise CRs

Ensured that other features which interact with responsible features do not impact their intended functionality, and if so raise concerns

Responsible for writing Bench Test Methods, integration tests, and performing integration bench testing

Collaborated with System Functional Specification owner for any updates regarding functional specifications and ensured the change was integrated into the design

Interfaced with colleagues in Italy on ensuring we all understand the design and development concerns, and are aligned on any updates with Functional specifications

Interfaced with suppliers to ensure they are obtaining the answers they need on any requirements or development questions

Adjusted to changing development timelines

Magna Electronics (KPIT)

Near field Applications - Nov 2016 - Dec 2017

●Systems Requirements Engineer

Requirements Analysis for a MY2020 Program

for an ECU/Camera system including multiple Features.

Difference and Feasibility Analysis on functional requirements and engineering specifications

Led meetings with OEM to elicit and obtain agreement on user requirements for multiple features

Participated in ECU and feature level DFMEAs

Collaborated internally with multiple disciplines including feature owners, other systems engineers, electrical, mechanical hardware and software engineers to ensure understanding and acceptance of requirements and in case of any deviations needed reviewed with OEM.

Created a spreadsheet of any open requirements questions and reviewed weekly for clarifications (sometimes daily with the OEM)

Documented in Requirements Management System (PTC Integrity) and traced to Systems Requirements Document and test cases

Created Traceability Reports for OEM and answered questions pertaining to them

Presented difference analysis to PM to ensure requirement changes that cause a change in scope are integrated into the program as design changes and presented to internal team as well at Cross Functional Reviews

Ford Motor Company - Automotive Safety

Advanced Rulemaking and Strategy June 2015 – May 2016

●Lead for Automotive Alliance Cybersecurity Framework Development

oCollaborated with multiple organizations within Ford to form coordinated input to the Cyber Framework Document, to include leading weekly internal meetings and attending weekly teleconferences and providing input to the Auto Alliance on the Framework document. The progress of this Framework Document was presented to NHTSA and reviewed by CMU-CERT and NIST for peer review.

oPresented progress and timeline at our Global Requirements Meeting

●Auto – ISAC Cybersecurity Best Practices Development

oContributed to the Cybersecurity Best Practices Document through collaboration with multiple technical experts in In-Vehicle Security and managers in IT organizations and attendance of weekly Auto – ISAC Cybersecurity Best Practices meetings that included Global and Auto-Alliance members.

●Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communications

oASO Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP) representative. Attended various weekly V2V/V2I meetings for the Security Credentials Management System Proof of Concept Project (SCMS) funded by NHTSA and the Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) and Vehicle to Infrastructure Safety Applications (V2I SA) funded by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to keep abreast of current R&D efforts for the upcoming V2V Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and future connected vehicle and mobility applications.

oKept abreast of the issues around potential spectrum sharing concerns around the Safety channel specifically mandated for V2V Communications.

●Contributed to V2X Strategy Development through weekly meetings for V2V and V2I Strategy development and input to management presentations on regulatory items into the overall presentations for how we planned to execute V2V in the production migration plan.

●Coordinated with multiple Ford organizations for preparation to respond to the NHTSA V2V NPRM

oContinually gathered and analyzed information from Research and Advanced Engineering, IT, and CAMP, as well as Government Affairs as to what the highest risk items were for V2V Communications Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Future FMVSS 150).

●Contributed to Automated Vehicle NHTSA response and Cybersecurity related to Autonomous Vehicles

●Presented the upcoming Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiter (Tamper Resistant) NPRM to the Global Director of the Automotive Safety Office

oCommunicated to vehicle programs and program planning the details of the NPRM for Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters (Tamper-Resistant)

●Participated in ASO Special Attention Reviews with the Global Director of the Automotive Safety Office

●Coordinated our V2X efforts (V2V and V2I) with our Ford counterparts in China

●Participated in Safety/Driver Assist Features Meetings to support obtaining a consensus with the Safety Office, Office of the General Counsel, Planning, and Marketing on any changes/updates/concerns regarding Safety/Driver Assist/Security Features

●Provided input to a presentation on Driver Assist/Collision Avoidance Technologies

●Contributed to an internal process flow for determining if a there is a Cyber Vulnerability from multiple sources, if it will affect a Safety Critical System, and how to document

Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)

National Automotive Center October 2014 – June 2015

●Obtained the Security+ Certification in order to become appointed an Information Assurance Manager I as DOD 8570.01 indicates

●Collaborated with team members, Robotics and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/Department of Transportation (DOT) and drafted a Scope of Work for integration of Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) radios onto Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System Army trucks for a future test on the I-69 corridor

Cybersecurity Engineer February 2014 – October 2014

●Supported multiple Army Program Offices in analyzing their system to ensure they are designed with the IA/Cybersecurity regulations in mind

●Attended the Delphi Cyber Challenge to collaborate with industry experts in Cybersecurity

●Applied the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (800-53)Controls Mapping to System Engineering Requirements

System Safety Lead – Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System (AMAS) July 2011 – January 2014

●Led a System Safety Working Group which included collaborating with multiple Government organizations including Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Combined Armed Services Command (CASCOM), Marines, Lockheed Martin (LM) and Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) to ensure the AMAS was designed “safely” enough to obtain a Safety Release for testing with Soldiers and Marines

●Worked with LM and their Systems Safety Engineer on a Hazard Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis for this AMAS system which included analysis of the interactions between the active safety systems(By-Wire Kit) integrated into the truck with an Autonomous Navigation System included (Autonomy Kit)

●Recommended that a Software Safety Engineer be hired at Lockheed Martin, TARDEC’s prime contractor for this program, as the AMAS is heavily software controlled, and this was an implemented suggestion

●Developed scenarios in TruckSIM for a Safety run-off analysis of the AMAS trucks at different speeds and terrain

Project Engineer- Robotics-Mission Payload Integration Team May 2010 – July 2011

●Robotic Armed Maneuver Platform (RAMP)

oContributed Robotics knowledge to the Requirements development and scenarios for this project.

oLed initial Research Development Engineering Command (RDECOM) wide tele-cons/VTCs with Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) for program planning

oServed as initial M&S lead for this project which included interfacing with multiple TARDEC organizations and brainstorming on scenarios for experimentation.

●Small Business Innovative Research Efforts

oTechnical evaluator and Project Lead on multiple SBIRs which focused on developing IR stereo-thermal navigation systems for navigating in GPS denied environments.

Systems Engineer- Robotic System Joint Project Office (RSJPO) December 2009 – May 2010

●Gained Experience in the Robotics System Joint Project Office (RSJPO) for exposure to the Systems Engineering Process across the lifecycle.

oManaged the Universal Antenna Mount (UAM) Integration Effort

oLed a team of Engineers for the UAM integration onto MRAP variants to allow tele-operated control of Talon and PackBot from the interior of the MRAP. Included managing schedule and integration of the Testing, Logistics and Engineering areas.

oLed and participated in initial radio range experiment (looked at range of omni-directional antenna vs. directional)

Project Engineer- Robotics-Mission Payload Integration Team July 2008 – December 2009

●Provided interface design suggestions for small robotic assets in order to increase the usability of the interface for the soldier

●Mobile Information Distribution System (MIDAS)

oManaged the cost, schedule and performance for this program which integrated 6-cameras onto a platform for 360 degree pedestrian detection

●Gladiator Build #6 Program

oPerformed the duties of the Project Manager for a medium size robotic vehicle build (R&D)

oManaged the progress of Classic Design Inc. in improving the overall design, including improving wire shielding within the system, and improving maintainability and usability of the system

oParticipated in weekly teleconferences and daily interaction with Classic Design and Carnegie Mellon National Robotics Engineer Center to keep design progress on schedule

oCommunicated with Carnegie Mellon to gain lessons learned from previous testing on earlier prototypes

oCommunicated to management on progress of the program and led a team of multiple in-house engineers

Program Execution Engineer

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Expedient Armor Program July 2007 – July 2008

●Assisted in engineering decisions that led to the development of protective armor on the Force Protection Inc. Cougar, GDLS RG-31 vehicle, and BAE-TVS Caiman MRAP vehicles for greater survivability

●Prepared briefings for reviews and participated in reviews involving the MRAP Joint Program Office and Army Research Lab that led to the best decision for armor on these vehicles to keep the soldiers in the field safe

Project Engineer- Crew Station Technology Team

Robotics Collaboration (RC) and Vetronics Technology Integration Programs February 2002 – July 2007

●Supported the research, development and integration of Decision Aids to decrease the workload of the Warfighter and look at Human Robotics Interaction considerations through the development of capabilities to decrease workload for the Robotics Control Operator (Driving Aids).

●Participated in working groups to define the look and feel of the Soldier Machine Interface for the Mission Module Workstation (MMWS) and Crew Integration and Automation Test-bed (CAT) crew-stations.

●Managed activities regarding moving the VTI crew-stations within the test-bed Stryker vehicle and the integration the MMWS inside the Stryker vehicle.

●Researched technologies to develop user interfaces and integrate other technologies into military vehicles to allow for greater Situational Awareness for the soldier.

●Trained soldiers and other test subjects on the operation of Soldier Machine Interfaces

●Organized and participated in experiments as follows:




Canadian Multi-Role Combat Vehicles Technology Demonstration Program (MRCV- TDP)

Participated as co-investigator for the Joint US-Canadian Simulation Experimentation to study the interoperability of manned, unmanned and air systems using distributed simulation.

October 2006

VTI Program Capstone Experiment

Trained study participants on the operation of the in-vehicle crew-stations

July 2006

VTI Program Field Experiment Pilot (FXP)

Trained soldiers, marines, and civilians on crew-station functionality for the simulated experiment and collected human performance data

March 2006

VTI Program Interim Experiments

Organized and participated in experiments which showed that soldiers can control 2 robotic assets while controlling their own vehicle

October 2004

February-March 2003


Security + 2014


Awarded a Coin from the Commanding General of RDECOM for work on the MRAP Expedient Armor Program

Awarded a Coin from the Canadian Forces for briefings regarding work in Robotics

Alumni of a co-ed professional engineering fraternity (Theta Tau)

Served as Scribe of Theta Tau

●Involved filing paperwork on time to the National Organization as well as keeping meeting minutes

Received Top Scholar’s Award to Oakland University

Volunteer Experience

Volunteered in the emergency room at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital

Volunteered with Ford

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