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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Engineer Systems, Safety in San Diego, California

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a highly motivated Engineer to join the Global Hawk System Safety Engineering Team to apply safety analysis techniques, various system safety methodologies, an the application of industry, military, and commercial standards.

Essential Functions:

  • The selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Development of a System Safety Program Plan

  • Identification, classification, adjudication, and management of hazards in a closed-loop tracking system

  • Cross-IPT coordination to support hazard and safety requirement adjudication

  • Communication of safety risk to the appropriate levels

  • Being cognizant of the system design and functions

  • Preparing and presenting SRR, PDR, and CDR packages to document hazards and associated safety requirements

  • Flow down of derived safety requirements to the appropriate IPTs

  • CDRL delivery

  • Acquiring design cognizance of the UAV and Ground Segment

  • Identification, classification, and documentation of Subsystem Hazards and Critical Safety Items (CSIs)

  • Mentoring various experience levels of safety engineers


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and at least 9 years of Engineering experience OR at least 7 years with Master's Degree OR at least 4 years with PhD

  • Understanding of and experience with a MIL-STD-882 or ARP4754 safety program

  • Experience with interfacing with a military customer or safety counterpart

  • Participation in System Safety Working Groups (SSWGs) or similar interface meetings (eg. SSGs, WSESRB, SSSTRP, etc.)

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active SECRET or higher DoD Security Clearance

  • Participation in System Safety Working Groups (SSWGs) or similar interface meetings (eg. SSGs, WSESRB, SSSTRP, etc.)

  • Knowledge and experience with SAE ARP4761, MIL-STD-882E, Joint Software System Safety Handbook (JSSSEH), DO-178B/C, MIL-HDBK-516C, DO-254, SAE ARP4754A, and/or AOP-52.

  • Experience conducting a Preliminary Hazard List (PHL), Preliminary Hazard Assessment (PHA), Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA), Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SSHA), System Hazard Analysis (SHA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Probability of Loss of Aircraft (rollup FTA) analysis, Operating & Support Hazard Analysis (O&SHA), or the ARP4754/4761 equivalents.

  • Software Safety experience


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Job Category : Engineering