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Systems Safety Engineer

Job ID: 2315726
Location: STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, United States
Date Posted: Nov 20, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Sys Safety Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Systems Safety Engineer for our combat vehicle programs supporting the US Army.

This position will be a hybrid/remote opportunity. 

Systems Safety Engineer Job Duties:

The candidate for this position will support the entire SAIC effort in support of systems requirements definition, architecture analysis, design analysis, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Apply industry best practices for vehicle functional safety in accordance with ISO 26262 “Road vehicles — Functional safety” and Mil-Std-882E, “Systems Safety”
  • Conduct a range of modeling, simulation, and analysis in areas such as operational mission scenarios, maneuvers, and situational awareness
  • Develop and mature analysis system and software tools
  • Provide technical expertise in the modeling and analysis of military vehicle systems and their broader system-of-systems architectures
  • Conduct trade studies and comparative performance assessments of system and architecture alternatives to inform customer investment decisions/recommendations
  • Apply model-based system engineering (MBSE) to define system functions and develop functional and performance requirements
  • Apply model-based system engineering (MBSE) to develop architectural views using DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM) and Systems Modeling Language (SysML)
  • Analyze MBSE models to derive mission threads and use cases to aid in system-level verification planning
  • Lead subject matter experts, stakeholders, and customers throughout the process of developing and coordinating system level specifications
  • Identify proposed changes to technical baseline documents (i.e., interface documents, specifications documents, architecture products)
  • Prepare and present engineering analysis, gaps, and recommendations to senior leadership and/or design reviews
  • Prepare system and design review packages
  • Develop and implement metrics to measure product quality and development performance
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to develop the safety analysis and strategy at the system, hardware, and software level.   
  • Ensure that safety plan activities meet program timing.
  • Align safety related topics with suppliers and customers.
  • Determine and analyze safety requirements
  • Create the Functional and Technical Safety Concepts (FSC and TSC).
  • Perform the necessary safety analyses (e.g., FMEA, Hazard Analysis, and FTA).
  • Define the required tests for the verification and validation of the safety requirements.
  • Create the Safety Cases in accordance with industry best practices
  • Prepare contract deliverable reports to include:

o   Failure Summary and Analysis Report - Failure Analysis and Corrective Action Report (FACAR)

o   Failure Analysis and Corrective Action Report - FRACAS Report

o   Safety & Health Hazard Assessment Report - Safety Assessment Report (SAR)

  • Prepare risk approaches to determine integrity levels (i.e., Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASILs))


Required Education:

Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience. 


  • Must have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in systems safety analysis for ground vehicles.
  • Experience working in an Agile team/framework
  • Strong technical background in vehicle and robotic mechanics and dynamics
  • Experience in DoDAF,  SysML and UML modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Proficiency using DOORS or other requirements management tool
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience using Cameo Enterprise Architect, Rational Rhapsody, Sparx Enterprise Architect, or other comparable tools
  • Experience with MATLAB, STK, AFSIM, Simulink, Model Center, or other comparable modeling and simulation tools


Must be able to obtain a Secret Security clearance; Minimum Interim Secret clearance required to start. 


Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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