Software Safety Engineer

Job Location US-AL-Huntsville
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/26/2017 4:52 PM)
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Minimum Clearance
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Relocation Eligible

About Engility

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


Engility is looking for a NASA Software Safety Engineer to support the Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  The Software Safety Engineer  will be responsible for the following activities in support of programs across the MSFC and primarily the Space Launch System (SLS) program: Software Assurance (SA) analyses and assessments related to quality, reliability, and safety; review and analysis of engineering design concepts and software assurance plans; assessments of FMEA, Hazard Analysis, and FTA products; development and implementation of safety engineering approaches; and assuring compliance with NASA safety polices and standards for hardware and software.   

The successful candidate will use his or her strong embedded software background, software safety expertise, management experience and NASA domain experience to evaluate target programs to ensure safety and mission success, to lead a growing team of engineers performing software assurance tasks, to plan and manage those tasks, and will serve as the primary Engility point of contact to the customer.  Occasional travel may be required. Work is performed at the NASA MSFC in Huntsville, Alabama and will require frequent interaction with multiple external and internal customers.

Required Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other software-related engineering programs, OR an additional 4 years of directly related experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience with development of large, complex, safety-critical software systems
  • Experience across the software development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, and test) and the entry and exit criteria associated with Program/Project milestone reviews
  • Familiarity with software architectures and systems & software engineering practices
  • Experience developing and/or evaluating FMEA, Hazard Analysis, and FTA products
  • Experience with NASA, Government approved Industry, or DoD software assurance requirements, standards, manuals and handbooks, and assessing compliance with these products
  • Experience performing software quality, reliability, safety, and testing activities related to embedded software systems
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills, good communication skills, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments with team members, development organizations and customers
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience and familiarity with NASA flight programs involving Human –related spacecraft / launch vehicle systems and domains such as rocket engine propulsion control; flight dynamics; vehicle system management; fault protection / fault management; launch, flight, and abort operations / processes; software safety; and mission assurance
  • Familiarity with Mil-STD-882
  • Experience reviewing and/or developing Software Assurance Plans, Software Requirements Specifications, and Software Test Plans
  • Experience witnessing software testing and demonstrations, and performing SQA audits
  • Experience or knowledge of SEI Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) implementations
  • Experience with complex electronics (e.g. ASICs, FPGAs) and programmable logic devices
  • Familiarity with Agile software development processes
  • Experience with NASA-STD 8739.8 and NASA-STD 8719.13 and the identification of safety critical software requirements and analysis of related design concepts


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