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Software Safety Engineer - Military veterans preferred

KMS Solutions LLC (
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

Rhode Island
United States

Location: Newport, RI

Required Clearance: Secret


KMS Solutions is seeking a highly motivated individual to join a team of engineers and technicians providing engineering and technical support to the Ranges, Engineering, and Analysis Department at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport RI. This multi-disciplinary team is responsible for providing systems safety, environmental qualification testing, and range sustainment in support of undersea warfare systems. Candidates are highly desired with education and experience in engineering fields.

Essential Functions

- Research and analyze system code (C/C++, JAVA, Python, etc.) designs, specifications, manuals, and other data to determine Undersea Warfare (USW) Systems readiness for deployment

-Analyze USW systems and software to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications

-Evaluate the feasibility, design, operation and performance of software for USW systems

-Investigate potential software failures and make recommendations to ensure safe and effective operation and deployment, and eliminate or reduce potential of system failures

Required Education and Experience:

- Ability to obtain a Secret DoD clearance

-Bachelor's Degree in a computer science, computer engineering, or a related field

-Five (5) years of software engineering experience

-Experience with the U. S. Navy system engineering or safety engineering procedures

-Experience with and knowledge of military system safety standards including MIL-STD-882E

Preferred Education and Experience:

- Engineering experience specifically with undersea warfare systems and/or Navy training range systems

-NUWC Division Newport specific experience

-Experience with the U. S. Navy Weapon Systems

-Experience with environmental compliance standards and regulations applicable to military weapon systems


-Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to all levels of the customer and company leadership.

-Capable of effectively working and problem solving in both independent and team environments.

-Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.

-Thoroughness and attention to detail

Other Duties:

Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibility:


Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Excellent listening skills are essential. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

The typical workday is eight hours in length. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, with concurrence from the supervisor. The employee must be available during the "core" work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and must account for the hours in a pay period to maintain full-time status.

Up to 10% travel may be required.

AAP/EEO Statement:

KMS Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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