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Principal Systems Engineer-Systems Safety

Raytheon Missle Systems
Tucson, AZ 85702
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The Whole Life Systems Engineering (WLSE) Directorate is responsible for ensuring our products are Safe, Reliable, Maintainable
under configuration control
and delivered on time.

WLSE consists of multiple disciplines that support engineering, our program offices and our customers. Our WLSE disciplines participate in the total life cycle of our products from conception to deactivation. We are focused in two main areas, product support and technical data support. In the product support area, the disciplines are reliability, system safety and supportability. On the technical data side, the main disciplines are configuration management, software configuration management, and data management.

The System Safety Engineering Department is seeking a Principal System Safety Engineer for our facility in Tucson , AZ .

System Safety Engineering ensures our Raytheon products safely perform their required mission functions through their required lifecycle environments while also meeting overall cost and schedule constraints. This position will be supporting programs specifically by working with experienced System Safety practitioners and missile engineering personnel to ensure that our products are designed with safety in mind.

The Principal System Safety Engineer is a senior, experienced engineer that will work with direction from Program and System Safety Department and will exercise considerable latitude in technical decisions to meet customer requirements. The Principal System Safety Engineer will represent the System Safety Engineering Department as a key member of the program(s), which they support, to include identifying key safety issues and addressing them with optimal technical solutions. The Principal System Safety Engineer should be proficient in the following disciplines and processes: MIL-STD-882E System Safety activities, Fault Tree Analysis, MIL-STD-882E hazard analyses, software system safety, DoD system safety review boards and familiarity with Insensitive Munitions program activities, dangerous goods transportation, Explosive Hazard Classification, U.S. Government test range safety requirements, Explosive Ordnance Disposal data and system safety tool sets, i.e. Fault Tree+, etc.. Should be able to manage one or more System Safety programs. This position requires a high degree of self-motivation, communications and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with co-workers and external Program office customers; and the ability to prepare for and present the Safety program results to appropriate DoD system safety review boards.

Key Responsibilities:

Perform System Safety engineering tasks and analyses, applying technical knowledge to meet Raytheon and customer requirements
Interpretation of system requirements, customer specifications and military standards to develop appropriate safety requirements for hazard mitigation or elimination
Design verification (fault tree analyses, hazard analyses, sneak circuit analyses, software system safety analyses)
Exercise considerable latitude in technical decisions to meet customer requirements relevant to the System Safety program
Prepare internal and customer reports describing various analyses relevant to the System Safety program
Represent the System Safety Engineering Department as a member of the program, responsible for identifying key issues and addressing them to achieve optimal technical solutions
Interface with and function across multiple disciplines to gain a full understanding of the product architecture and design
Manage one or more System Safety programs; responsibilities include monitoring program technical execution, interfacing with stakeholders (e.g. customers, program offices, subcontractors, vendors, etc.), performing Earned Value Management System tasks and effectively managing System Safety engineering personnel as needed to support program tasks.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require a U.S. Security Clearance as of day 1 of employment

Required Skills, Education, and Experience:

US Citizenship
Bachelors Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM); Desired: ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard
Eight (8) years of related system safety engineering experience
Proficient in performing MIL-STD-882E hazard analyses, to include software safety, firmware safety, Fault Tree analysis, failure diagnosis and corrective action recommendations
Project management experience
Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access and Project
Active secret clearance prior to day one of employment

Desired Skills, Education, and Experience:

Ten (10) years of related system safety engineering experience
Masters Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM); Desired: ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard
Effective preparation and presentation to Department of Defense Safety Review Boards to include: Software System Safety Technical Review Panel; Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board; Fuze and Initiation System Technical Review Panel; Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board; Non-Nuclear Munitions Safety Board
Experience in Rocket Motor Ignition Systems and Fuzing Systems safety requirements and qualifications testing programs (MIL-STD-1901A, MIL-STD-1316 and JOTP-052)
Proficiency in performing Sneak Circuit Analysis
Strong written, oral and presentation skills to support interface with customers and Safety Review Boards
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage a safety program and provide direction to supporting safety personnel

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens. Additional information can be found here:

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Posted: 2020-02-09 Expires: 2020-03-18

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