Systems Safety Engineer Associate - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States



SMAEC II - Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) Software Assurance Engineer I


Position Description:

In support of NASA Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA), the primary purpose of the GFE Software Assurance Engineer position is to assure that acquired and developed GFE software products supporting spaceflight are safe, reliable, and capable of performing required functions.  GFE projects supported fall under the ISS Program, Orion Program, Gateway Program, Extravehicular Activity, and various other NASA initiatives.  Our products include analysis/ assessment reports, safety data package inputs; documented comments, issues, and discrepancies; product inspection/review results; analysis and recommendations for NASA/SAIC management via milestone and product reviews, program panels/boards and Certificate of Flight Readiness (CoFR); as well as drafting procedures. 

Position duties include the following:  Assure that GFE software requirements, design, and products meet NASA Flight Program (e.g., International Space Station Program), and Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) software assurance requirements; assess software development, test, verification, process documentation, and change products and identify issues and non-compliances; ensure compliance with program S&MA requirements (e.g., Computer Based Controls System Safety Requirements (SSP 50038B), ISS System Specifications (SSP 41000) and ISS Safety Requirements Document (50021)) and applicable NASA standards (NPR/JPR 7150.2, NASA-STD-8719, NASA-STD-8739).  The GFE Software Assurance Engineer is expected to perform the following: perform analysis (e.g., code test coverage, static analysis), prepare reports, present findings of audits/assessments and evaluations, and provide recommendations to the assigned GFE project, and NASA GFE S&MA Software Assurance Lead; author or review and revise internal work processes; and participate in, and represent software S&MA assurance, as appropriate and as required in working groups, panels and boards in order to perform the above described tasks


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and 0 years related experience.

Possess a bachelors or higher degree in a technical field, preferably computer science, software engineering, other engineering fields.  Understanding of NASA software engineering and software assurance requirements. Familiar with NASA flight certification processes, or certification processes for other industries, including safety. 

Desired experience:

  • Development and certification of complex, critical computerized control systems safety for systems containing software or programmable electronics, to include implementation of technical requirements for safety.  This may include NASA systems, or commercial systems (e.g., medical devices, energy, aviation).

Training, education, and/or experience in the following is a plus:

  • UML
  • Autonomous Time Triggered Ethernet (TTE)
  • Fault Management
  • Distributed control systems