166766 - Software Safety Engineer
Industry
IT
Region
CA-Southern California - San Diego
City
San Diego
State
CA
Rate
$DOE
Duration
6-12 months Contract to Perm
Description


Chipton-Ross has an exciting opportunity for a Software Safety Engineer in our Client's Systems Engineering Department located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. This Software Safety Engineer position directly reports to the Architecture Manager and supports the systems engineering chief engineer and Software engineering group by working with the team responsible for managing the Software safety requirements of EMS products. This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Performs software safety analysis to identify whether software can contribute to a hazard.
•Identifies specific software modules or functions associated with the hazard cause, identifies hazard elimination and hazard control methodologies and associated software safety requirements, and verifies that the inhibits and controls incorporated to eliminate or mitigate hazards are effective.
•Performs software safety-critical assessments based on governments and civilian safety standards.
•Prepares software safety plans or contributes to system safety plans, including software safety.
•Ensures that safety-critical software functions are tracked and that risks are reduced through valid controls to ensure safer software operation within a system.
•Ensures that software requirements specifications clearly identify the software safety requirements.
•Ensures bi-directional traceability between software safety requirements and system hazards, which traces down to the software design, implementation, and verification method.
•Ensures that safety issues related to software are addressed in formal and informal reviews and that specific safety analysis and tests are performed especially when there are specific software safety issues and potential hazards.
•Acts as a technical liaison between project system safety engineers and project software engineers.
•Interfaces with the testing organizations to ensure verification of hazard controls implemented by software.
•Reviews safety-critical software requirements for inclusion in project technical specifications.
•Provides expertise in Software System Safety and/or System Safety engineering activities related to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Responsibilities include meeting various compliance, reporting, and safety standards including civil safety (ARP4761) and military safety (MIL-STD-882E Level of Rigor (LOR) ). A primary function is supporting the Systems Safety Working Group (SSWG), interacting with the customer’s safety & software safety organizations and coordinating with our systems safety group and subcontractors.
•Familiar with hazard analyses, such as fault tree analysis (FTA), functional hazard assessment (FHA), safety assessment reports (SAR) and system safety hazard analysis (SHA) a plus.
•Experience with software safety is beneficial.
•Facilitation & quality. Assertive, leadership to generate customer and internal stakeholder engagement across multiple contracts
•Facilitates schedule performance thru optimized implementation planning with CAMs
•Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments and develops solutions to complex problems.
•Performs other duties as assigned or required.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
- Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.
- Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
- Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.
- Able to work extended hours as required.

EDUCATION:
Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in computer science, information systems or related discipline and progressive software development experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

Must have a thorough understanding of software development concepts, principles, and theory and demonstrate a thorough understanding and application of programming and analysis concepts. Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment. Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases and determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems. Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to
work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more software development area; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects. Able to work extended hours as required.

MISC:
City San Diego
State California
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25%
Clearance Required? No
Work Schedule Rule 5/40
6-12 month contract temp to hire

Contact
Max Cameron at mcameron@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x242 or (800) 927-9318 x242

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.