• System Safety Engineer

    Posted Date 5 months ago(4/11/2019 1:21 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


    DAR or DER designation as an important qualification for this position.


    CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire.  Must be obtainable within 24 months. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    A Relocation package may be available for this position.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a System Safety Engineer with a specialty in Airworthiness certification.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    • Performs requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), system and subsystem hazard analysis, software functional hazard analysis, hazard mitigation and Safety related documentation generation
    • Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and safety cost estimates
    • Performs customer requirements analysis, develops system safety requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (elements and components)
    • Performs detailed technical safety analyses for a subsystem or system elements
    • Develops and evaluates systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental safety specifications and standards
    • You have background and knowledge in System Safety and Human Factors Engineering. Strong working knowledge with Military Standards and Practices: MIL-STD-882, MIL-STD-1472, MIL-H-46855 and MIL-HDBK-454 preferred
    • Experience with DO-178C Level A and DO-254 Level A certifications, a history of PSAC and HSAC generation, and the required background in compliant software development processes
    • Able to develop system safety documentation on both new and fielded information systems
    • Participates in Modeling and Simulation
    • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for mitigating hazards/hazard conditions
    • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system safety design weaknesses
    • Regular contact with senior levels of internal work groups
    • Experience with Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) procedures
    • Holder or former holder of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) or Designated Engineering Representative (DER) credentials
    • Principal involvement in obtaining more than one FAA; Type Certificate (TC), Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and/or Parts Manufacture Approval (PMA)
    • Principal involvement in obtaining more multiple FAA; Technical Standard Order (TSO)
    • Comfortable reaching out to Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME), Directors of Engineering (DOE) and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams across the company
    • Frequent contact with external customers
    • You are comfortable assembling System Safety Working Groups (SSWG) and leading SSWG activities, including scheduling of meetings and review, interpretation and presentation of team input
    • Able to leverage external contacts with vendors, testing laboratories, and other experts to mitigate any shortcomings in GD-MS’s airworthiness strategy
    • Serves as the Airworthiness expert for GD-MS with internal and external Customers

             Travel may be required


    • Proficient use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Proficient knowledge of other related disciplines
    • Knowledge of requirements management & system modeling tools
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    • Proficient written and verbal communications skills
    • Able to sell concepts and ideas
    • Creative thinker
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • Proficient ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Proficient ability to clearly report relevant to sound systems engineering design   

    Bachelor's - Engineering - Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, Safety.

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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