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Lunar Systems Safety Engineer

Job ID: 2206989
Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: May 11, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Sys Safety Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description

Description

Position Description:      Human Landing System (HLS) Command and Control Systems Engineer 

Job Description: 

This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to support NASA’s present and future human spaceflight programs.  You will assist with the design, development, test and evaluation of spacecraft systems and mission planning for NASA’s lunar Human Landing System (HLS) Program. You will be responsible for ensuring spacecraft systems comply with all applicable Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) requirements. Some travel to vendors, prime contractor sites, and/or vehicle processing centers may be required.  Specific tasks include: 

  • Assist with the development and effective implementation of Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance (SR&QA) requirements, processes and procedures  

  • Evaluation of spacecraft design and operations for compliance to NASA SR&QA requirements and system certification limits / constraints 

  • Evaluation of changes to requirements, materials, processes and procedures for potential impacts to flight safety and mission success 

  • Evaluation of prime contractor processes and products including hazard analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), design verification analysis, reliability and maintainability analysis, limited life item time/cycle tracking reports, hardware qualification and acceptance test reports 

  • Perform qualitative and quantitative risk assessments and trade studies  

  • Perform integrated hazard analyses of joint operations between HLS, Gateway, Orion and Extravehicular Activity Systems (EVAS) to identify potential hazards, hazard causes and controls, and document residual flight safety risk  

  • Identify, characterize and provide recommendations regarding mitigation of safety and mission assurance risks to senior management 

  • Participation in failure analysis and problem resolution 

  

Candidates must be US citizens and able to pass a public trust security clearance  

Qualifications

EDUCATION:    BS in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or other science degree 

  

REQUIRED SKILLS:   

  • 10-15 years of experience

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills 

  • High degree of technical excellence, integrity, and self-initiative 

  • Ability to evaluate technical merits of spacecraft designs and identify alternative solutions to complex technical problems to mitigate mission risk 

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

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Power Point, Excel) 

  

DESIRED SKILLS:   

  • Experience with spacecraft design, test and verification, maintenance, and operations 

  • Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance (SR&QA) experience is desirable with emphasis on development and utilization of system safety (hazard analysis) and reliability analyses (FMEA/CIL, PRA, RBDA, FTA) to inform and influence design, test and verification activities, and planned flight operations 

  • Experience performing root cause analysis and development of fault trees to support anomaly / non-conformance investigations 


Target salary range: $85,001 - $95,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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.

Overview

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.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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