Senior Systems Safety Engineer - DoD Secret Clearance Required - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Saint Petersburg
United States

Whole Life Engineering Directorate is comprised of several disciplines whose main objective is to influence hardware and systems early in their life cycle to assure effective operation, reliability, maintainability and safe and economical ownership by the customer and end user. The Seapower Capability Systems Networks Whole Life Engineering section provides a wide set of product support engineering capabilities to the Whole Life Engineering and Support department. Our objective is to oversee all front-end design responsibilities as well as sustainment products and services for our products and for the warfighter.

As a Sr. Systems Safety Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to multi-disciplinary agile teams responsible for system and software safety, hazard management and environmental compliance for major development and sustainment programs. In addition you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to multi-disciplinary agile teams, as a system safety technical expert responsible for system and software safety, hazard management, and environmental compliance for major development and sustainment programs on the Cooperative Engagement Capability Mission Systems portfolio in St. Petersburg, FL.

This position supports the U.S. Navy’s Cooperative Engagement Capability, a real-time ‘sensor-netting’ system that brings together radar data into a single integrated air picture from geographically dispersed ships, aircraft and ground-based units. This integrated picture improves a battlegroup’s effectiveness by enabling longer range, cooperative, or layered engagements. Today’s Cooperative Engagement Capability benefits from advancements in commercial and specialized technologies, as well as from the experience and expertise of the Raytheon team, continually innovating to advance capability and performance.

This position requires a DoD Active Secret security clearance.

This position can be a G08 or G09 based on the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

Required Skills:

  • 4+ years’ experience in Engineering
  • Experience with hazard or risk analysis
  • Existing Secret clearance
Desired Skills:
  • Experience with environmental, and occupational safety and health, compliance standards and regulations ideally applicable to military weapon systems.
  • Top Secret clearance a plus.
  • Experience with and knowledge of military system safety standards, including MIL-STD-882.
  • Experience with the U.S. Navy Weapon System Explosive Safety Review Board (WSESRB) and System Software Safety Technical Review Panel (SSSTRP).
  • Experience with safety aspects of human systems integration standards (MIL-STD-1472) and design guidelines for electronic equipment (MIL-HDBK-454).
  • Effective writing, public speaking and presentation skills
  • Exposure to software safety standards, such as STANAG 4404 and the Joint Services Software Safety Committee Software System Safety Handbook
  • Experience with Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory (NRTL) testing and certification requirements
  • Experience in Hazard Tracking databases, and hazardous materials identification and management
  • Experience with Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements [management] System (DOORS)
  • Experience with commercial and military standards pertaining to the prevention of Electromagnetic Radiation Hazards.
  • Willingness and ability for limited travel, including local between Integrated Defense System facilities
Required Education:
  • A BS Degree in a STEM discipline

Come join Raytheon’s team in sunny St. Petersburg, FL!

The team is based in St. Pete, enviably nicknamed "Sunshine City" for its average of 248 days of sunshine a year. The area is ideal for fishing, boating and enjoying its beautiful beaches. It’s also known for its art and culture scene, as well as its wide variety of local restaurants and bars. Sports fans should note that St. Pete is home to the Tampa Bay Rays, Buccaneers, and Lightning. Easily commutable from several nearby cities, just 5 miles off the main highway (Interstate 275), options for where to call home are plentiful. St. Pete is conveniently close the Tampa International Airport and only a 2-hour drive to Orlando’s Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

Here at Integrated Defense Systems, we innovate to create solutions and solve complex challenges across all domains: from land and sea to air, space, and cyberspace. In doing so, we embrace the talent, expertise and perspectives of our diverse workforce, each bringing their skills, ideas and dedication to the work we do. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers, industry partners and our teammates, making a positive impact not only to our business, but also in our communities where we live and work. Our constant innovation is made possible by a strong culture, investing in our people, and an unwavering vision that’s shared by our employees across the globe – a vision of one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.

We have been recognized as a respected employer and valued corporate citizen for our employment practices, programs and community support by a number of highly-regarded organizations. The list includes: Forbes, Glassdoor, National Veterans Small Business Association, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, Environmental Protection Agency, Affinity Inc. and many more.

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits on offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.


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.