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Systems Safety Engineer - Maritime

San Diego, California


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The Whole Life Engineering Directorate has an exciting opportunity for a junior level System Safety Engineer to join our Safety Team.

Raytheon’s Whole Life Engineering Directorate is a systems engineering organization whose main objective is to influence hardware, software, and systems early in their life cycle to assure effective operation, reliability and economical ownership by the customer and end users.

As a System Safety Engineer you’re an integral participant in the design/development process and are responsible for system safety and risk analyses in order to identify risks and influence design to eliminate or minimize safety hazards.

In this role you’ll work with a multi-disciplinary team responsible for system safety on a US Navy combat management system program.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting Safety Analyses and documenting results (Preliminary Hazards List/Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, Functional Hazard Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Safety Assessment Report)
  • Documenting hazards and maintain Hazard Tracking System
  • Developing Software Safety Requirements and providing requirements analysis and flow-down of Safety requirements and attributes in the Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Performing code analyses to determine whether code is safety significant
  • Supporting Configuration Review Boards
  • Participating in System Safety Working Groups and Technical Interchange Meetings
  • Developing Technical Data Packages and Presentations for Safety Board Reviews
  • Documenting and reporting residual risk

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Required Skills:
  • 2+ years’ experience as a System Safety Engineer, Software Engineer, Systems Engineer or equivalent
  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • US Citizenship required

Desired Skills:
  • Knowledge of software development using the Unified Modeling Language, including the generation of Activity Diagrams, Class Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, and Use Case Diagrams
  • Courses in C++ or Java
  • Ability to analyze a software design for correct and complete implementation of the requirements
  • Ability to analyze software for proper functionality, compliance with coding standards, and identification of the testing that should be performed at the unit and integration levels
  • Ability to identify and trace critical data and controls through a software-intensive system
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to interact well with designers, systems engineers, and test personnel to resolve issues
  • Experience and familiarity with Safety Engineering and Safety Design concepts
  • Ability to develop tables, queries, forms, and reports using a relational database tool
  • Ability to identify undesirable events that may arise as a result of system operation and scenarios leading to those events
  • Human Factors coursework or knowledge
  • Reliability coursework or knowledge
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts of physics and engineering
  • Experience in presenting technical material
  • Experience executing a system safety program in accordance with MIL-STD-882
  • Experience executing a hazard tracking system
  • Experience performing hardware and software system safety analyses
  • Experience performing Fault Tree Analyses
  • Experience applying Human Systems Integration (HSI) concepts
  • MS degree systems engineering, computer science, software engineering, mathematics, physics or related technical field. MS degree satisfies 2 years of technical experience requirement.

Required Education:
  • Bachelors’ degree in STEM or systems engineering, computer science, software engineering, mathematics, physics or related technical field.

This job is posted internally as: Systems Engineer II

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Engineering Technology
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CA - San Diego

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