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System Safety Engineer Sr.

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Job ID: 199801
Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Oct 15, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Sys Safety Engr
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


Job Description:

This position focuses on assuring NASA projects are safe to operate in safely and reliably in space or on the ground.  Preference will be given to applicants with a verifiable history of producing approved safety products on behalf of NASA flight projects, or reviewing projects on behalf of NASA.  Familiarity with NASA safety review processes is preferred.  Familiarity with NASA flight hardware safety is a plus.


Duties include assuring that GFE and ISS software requirements, design, and products meet NASA Flight Program (e.g., International Space Station Program), and Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) software assurance requirements.  Assess software development, test, verification, process documentation, and change products and identify issues and areas of noncompliance.  Ensure compliance with program S&MA requirements (e.g., Computer Based Controls System Safety Requirements (SSP 50038B), ISS System Specifications (SSP 41000) and ISS Safety Requirements Document (50021)) and applicable NASA standards (NPR/JPR 7150.2, NASA-STD-8719, NASA-STD-8739).  Prepare reports, present findings of assessments and evaluations, and provide recommendations to the assigned GFE or ISS project, and NASA customer’s Software Assurance Lead.  Author or review and revise internal work processes.  Provide support to project teams for verification/certification testing of software loads/revisions.  Participate in, and represent software S&MA assurance, as appropriate and as required in working groups, panels and boards in order to perform the above described tasks. 


Customer:  Our direct customer for GFE is the NASA NT3 Software Assurance Lead and any assigned GFE projects acquiring, developing, and/or integrating software.  Additionally, assignments may include non-GFE projects, and different ISS Program related customers (e.g., NASA/NE and NASA/OE).  Other internal customers include the Vehicle Systems Engineering, Safety, Quality and Operations groups as well as the SAIC supervision and management. 


Products:  Safety data package inputs; documented comments, issues, reports/assessments, and discrepancies; product inspection/review results; analysis and recommendations for NASA/SAIC management via milestone and product reviews, program panels/boards and Certificate of Flight Readiness (CoFR); procedures. 




  1. Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
  2. Understanding of NASA software engineering, and software assurance requirements.
  3. Familiar with NASA software flight certification process, including safety. 
  4. 10+ years related experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Software Assurance of Safety Critical software and/or hardware (at least 6 years)
  • Development of NASA Safety Critical software or hardware

Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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