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Sr. Principal Systems Safety Engineer – ONSITE – Minimum $40k Sign On Bonus, TUCSON, ARIZONA

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Tucson, Arizona

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United States of America


AZ807: RMS AP Bldg 807 1151 East Hermans Road Building 807, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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**This position is eligible for a minimum of $40k Sign-On Bonus**

**Sign on bonus is not permitted for internal candidates

About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges – together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.
The Whole Life Engineering (WLE) Directorate provides effective and affordable design support and optimal sustainment solutions. Working closely with members of both design and user communities, our highly skilled practitioners use cutting edge technologies and tools to sustain and support RMD products. WLE’s diverse disciplines include Reliability Engineering, System Safety Engineering, Human Systems Integration, Sustainment Architecture, Integrated Logistics Support and Supportability / Sustainment Engineering. These disciplines work together with our programs and external partners to develop innovative and customer focused solutions in order to produce reliable, safe and sustainable products.

This job is posted as ONSITE and is based in Tucson, AZ

Job Summary:

As a Sr. Principal System Safety Engineer, you have expert or mastery level knowledge of the work area and have a deep knowledge of project management and advanced knowledge of related disciplines within the work area. In short, you’re an integral participant in the design/development process and are responsible for performing risk analyses to identify risks and influence design to eliminate or minimize safety hazards. In this role, you will work with a multi-disciplinary team responsible for both Software and System Safety.

We value diverse skills and experience, so don’t hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

Specific responsibilities may include:

Developing Software Safety Requirements and providing requirements analysis and flow-down of Safety requirements and attributes
Conducting safety analyses and documenting results (i.e., Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Functional Hazard Analysis, Software/Firmware Hazard Analysis, Fault Trees, Safety Assessment Report, Hazard Tracking System)
Performing code analyses to determine whether code has the potential to command the hardware and contribute to a hazard
Supporting System Safety Working Groups, US Government Safety Review Boards (e.g., Software System Safety Technical Review Panel (SSSTRP)), Technical Interchange Meetings, and Change Review Boards
Partnering with the software development team on verification procedures to ensure safety requirements are tested with the proper level of rigor

Qualifications You Must Have:
Typically Requires: 

Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of relevant experience. OR an Associate’s degree and 12 years of related experience OR an advanced degree in a related field and minimum 7 years’ experience OR in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.
Experience as a Software Safety Engineer, Software Engineer, System Safety Engineer, Systems Engineer or equivalent experience.
The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. US citizenship is required as only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value: 

Experience working with command & control systems and/or combat/weapon systems
Understanding of technical theories and concepts related to system safety engineering and combat/weapon systems design.
Planning, performing analyses, and reporting results IAW MIL-STD-882
Demonstrated experience executing a System Safety Program with Software Safety Analysis in a DoD environment.
Exposure to software development processes and methodologies, particularly Agile, Scrum, and spiral development
Software requirements development and verification
Use of tools, such as Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) database tool, JIRA, Confluence, Clearcase, Rhapsody/Cameo, Windchill Product Data Manager (PDM), Jenkins.
Familiarity with AMCOM 385-17, Joint Software System Safety Committee (JSSSC) Handbook, MIL-HDBK-454, MIL-STD-1472, MIL-STD-1474, MIL-STD-464, and MIL-STD-1425.
Experience with Software System Safety Technical Review Panels (SSSTRPs) or Software Materiel Release activities.
Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
Microsoft Office proficiency.

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits on offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care. 

About Tucson: 
Tucson, AZ is recognized as one of America’s 10 Best Small Cities, Tucson has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, the colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson showcases some of nature’s best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, this fantastic weather allows residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.

Additional Information:

This job is posted internally as: Sr. Principal Engineer, Systems Engineering

Employee Referral Bonus:  This requisition is ERIP Eligible.  Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the Referral Award

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:


Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon Missiles & Defense / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01612162  2023.05.06 

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