Software Safety Engineer

Posted 7 days ago
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Waltham, MA, United States
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The Whole Life Engineering Directorate has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Software Safety Engineer to join our Safety Engineering Team.


Integrated Defense System's Whole Life Engineering Directorate is a systems engineering organization whose main objective is to influence hardware, software, and systems throughout all phases of a system’s life cycle to assure effective operation, reliability and economical ownership by the customer and end users.

As a Software Safety Engineer, you are an integral participant in the design/development process and are responsible for performing risk analyses to identify risks and influence design to eliminate or minimize safety hazards. In this role, you will work with a multi-disciplinary team responsible for software safety on a large scale, real-time Radar program. As a multi-discipline engineer, you will have influence over the system as a whole, to include software and hardware.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting Safety Analyses and documenting results (Preliminary Hazards List/Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, Hazard Tracking Logs, Functional Hazard Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Safety Assessment Report)
  • Documenting hazards and maintain Hazard Tracking System
  • Developing Software Safety Requirements and providing requirements analysis and flow-down of Safety requirements and attributes in the Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Performing code analyses to determine whether code has the potential to command the hardware and contribute to a hazard
  • Supporting change review boards
  • Participating in System Safety Working Groups and Technical Interchange Meetings
  • Developing Technical Data Packages and Presentations for Safety Board Reviews
  • Representing System Safety Engineering and presenting results of safety analyses at formal program design reviews
  • Partner verification procedures to ensure Safety Significant requirements are tested at the proper level of rigor
  • Ensuring tasks are completed on time and within budget




This position can be a grade level G07 or a grade level G08 based on the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibilities required for the position.





This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.



Required Skills:

  • 2+ years’ experience as a System Safety Engineer, Software Safety Engineer, Software Engineer, Systems Engineer or equivalent
    • At a Grade G07, candidates with a relevant Master's Degree may be considered for this job.
    • At a Grade G08, 2+ years of experience in the aforementioned areas along with a relevant Master's Degree may be considered for this job
  • US Citizenship required


Desired Skills:
  • Experience working with U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force combat/weapon systems and Ordnance
  • Understanding of Software Development Lifecycle (including Agile and/or Waterfall)
  • Experience developing and verifying system or software requirements
  • Use of tools, such as Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) database tool, Clearcase, Windchill Product Data Manager (PDM), Jenkins
  • Experience with a wide application of technical theories and concepts related to system safety engineering and combat/weapon systems design
  • Experience planning, performing analyses, and reporting results IAW MIL-STD-882
  • Knowledge of MIL-HDBK-454, MIL-STD-1472, MIL-STD-1474, Missile Defense Agency Assurance Provisions (MAP), MIL-STD-464, Joint Software System Safety Committee (JSSSC) Handbook, MIL-STD-1425, and AMCOM 385-17.
  • Experience Software System Safety Technical Review Panels (SSSTRP) or Software Materiel Release activities
  • Ability to understand Object Oriented Programming Languages, including Ada & C++
  • Experience with Earned Value (EV) Management
  • Experience developing proposals and basis of estimates
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office




Required Education:
Bachelors' degree in a (STEM) discipline


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Software Safety Engineer
Raytheon Technologies