System/Software Safety Engineer in Warren, MI at DCS

Date Posted: 7/12/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This is an opportunity to join the fast-paced world of potentially autonomous solutions with DCS Corp’s Army Ground Combat Systems engineering group located in Warren, MI. You will work alongside our U.S. Army Vehicle Electronics and Architechture customer and be rewarded with a technically challenging and diverse career in the areas of manned & unmanned ground vehicles, vehicle electronics, and ground vehicle simulation.

Essential Job Functions:

Apply System and Software Safety Engineering skills in support the development of software requirements, architecture, design, code and test for a variety of Government Programs. Apply safety knowledge to support incorporating safety processes within the current organization processes.

The System Safety Engineer is responsible for the execution of the SSPP on assigned Military program(s) by providing effective system safety engineering support to Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) through identification and analysis of potential hazards in design, operation and maintenance.

Performance of and/or support to Hazard analyses such as Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), System Hazard Analysis (SHA), Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SSHA). Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA) and Safety Assessment Reports (SAR).

Responsible for identifying and tracking new Safety requirements, and providing criticality and Level of Rigor assessments including Software Criticality Indexes using DO-178, MIL-STD-882E, AOP-52, and the Joint Software System Safety Handbook (JSSSEH) as Safety standards.

Performing safety reviews verifying the execution of Software Level of Rigor (LOR) tasks based on the assessed software criticality index.

Preparation of data packages and briefing material for System Safety Review Boards.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Bachelor of Science degree or higher in related engineering or science discipline.

Minimum 8 years of experience in System Safety or related engineering discipline is required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance.

The candidate should be a self-starter, and have strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills.

Experience in a leadership role as a Safety Engineer is preferred.

Strong knowledge of DO-178, MIL-STD-882E, AOP-52 and the Joint Software System Safety Handbook (JSSSEH).

Experience with Product Development Life Cycle (Systems, Software) supporting the development of Organizational System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) and development and execution of a Software SSPP (SwSSPP).

Experience with safety compliance and validation tools (i.e. Fortify).

Desired Skills:

Preferred software development experience and the MISRA C++ guidelines for developing software in critical systems, also C/C++/Java/Python and scripting languages.

Experience with C/C++/Java/Python and scripting languages also a plus.

Experience with multiple operating systems: Unix / Linux / Windows

Understanding of automotive and industrial control systems.

Understanding of modern computing architectures

Knowledge of cyber security principles


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