2021-50540 - Sr Advanced Systems Safety Engineer


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue

Website: gdmissionsystems.com

Company Description:
Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.

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

Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.

2021-50540 - Sr Advanced Systems Safety Engineer
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

Developing mission-critical systems that help keep people safe is what we do. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, you’ll be part of the team that helps heroes make a true impact. The work we do is important. The challenges we face are career-defining. The opportunity we can offer is one-of-a-kind.

As a Senior Advanced Systems Safety Engineer, you’ll contribute to the system modeling and simulation activities, relevant to the safety engineering process, as you participate in requirements analysis and management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification). It’s your chance to step up to the challenge and prove you’re ready to lead the world.

What you’ll experience:
Technologies that aren’t just top-notch, they’re often top-secret
A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what’s next
Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it’s discovered
What you bring to the table:
A Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree and a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience; Digital Engineering and Agile experience preferred
Strong knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles and theories
Strong proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools
Specific experience with safety concepts, identification of potential hazards and associated mishaps, development of mitigation strategies, and supporting analyses to assess residual safety risk
Experience interfacing and working with a Principle For Safety (PFS) and applicable weapon safety review boards
What sets you apart:
Exceptional communication skills with the capacity to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
Aptitude to quickly grasp and apply new information
Effectively leads teams to the successful completion of major programs and projects
Ability to interact with project teams, managers and end users

Preferred Qualifications

Systems engineer with experience in interpreting system safety requirements in the design and development of weapon control systems.  Ability to evaluate operational, personnel, hardware, nuclear, firmware, software, training, user interfaces, and ordnance safety against system level requirements.  Ability to review design details to identify mishap risks and proper mitigation.  Knowledge of Navy Safety Standards and MIL-STD-882E processes encouraged.  Knowledge of system requirements tools (e.g., DOORS) and system safety/fault tree analysis methods recommended.  Experience in conducting safety analyses (e.g., PHA, SHA, SR/CA, O&SHA, and SAR) is strongly desired. Creating and providing safety presentations to the Weapon System Explosive Safety Review Board (WSESRB) is a positive discriminator.

Experience with integrating safety process into the Digital Engineering environment, to include Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Agile methodologies, employing tools and applications such as Magic Draw, Confluence and Jira, is highly desirable.

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.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time.  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.

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