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NASA SMAEC II Probabilistic Risk Assesment (PRA) - Sr.

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Job ID: 197895
Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Oct 31, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Statistician
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC  has a rewarding position supporting the NASA Safety and Mission Assurance Engineering  Contract (SMAEC II)  open at the Johnson Space Center in Houston helping to continue our exploration of space. Come join our team and help us continue the mission of space exploration.


- On SMAEC II : Provide expertise in the application of system safety and reliability analyses in support of NASA’s human spaceflight programs including the Orion Multipurpose Crewed Vehicle and Gateway Programs

Develop and utilize system safety and reliability analysis such as hazard analysis, FMEA, RBDA, FTA, HRA and PRA to assess ground support and spaceflight hardware, software, pre-launch, in-flight and post landing recovery operations to identify hazards and quantify risk of designated operations, conditions or events related to planned human spaceflight missions

- Perform reliability data analysis, including the collection, classification and validation of data used to model and predict the reliability of complex spaceflight systems and crew operations under extreme environmental conditions

- Provide system modeling and data analysis expertise to develop reliability and probabilistic risk assessment models, and the reduction and application of probability data, including development of early flight adjustment factors

- Coordinate with spaceflight hardware/software developers and operators to collect  failure and operations related data necessary to model spaceflight systems

- Provide modeling and data analysis for design and operational trade studies to support risk informed decision making

- Document assessment/analysis results in formal reports and present findings and recommendations to senior management

- Provide technical assessments of System Safety, Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) products and processes developed/used by NASA contractors and hardware providers


- Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience

- Knowledgeable on various statistical analysis methodologies, tools and techniques including their proper application and limitations

- Ability to pass a NASA background check to get access to NASA facilities and IT systems

- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills

- Ability to work effectively across multiple organizations / stakeholders and within a teaming environment to get results

- Ability to work autonomously, with minimal management oversight, to prioritize work and accomplish tasks within tight schedule constraints

- Ability to visualize, articulate, and condense complex issues into concise, easily understood presentations

- Ability to generate high quality written technical reports and prepare and give high quality technical presentations for senior management and the NASA customer

- Proficient in the use of Excel and other statistical tools

Desired Qualifications


- Previous SAPHIRE experience

- Previous Human Reliability Analysis experience

- Previous experience performing root cause analysis


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