Sr. Principal Systems Safety Engineer – Hybrid, Woburn, MA

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Woburn, Massachusetts

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United States of America


MA311: Woburn MA 225 Presidential 225 Presidential Way Goddard Building 27, Woburn, MA, 01801 USA

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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.
Whole Life Engineering (WLE) is responsible for ensuring our products are Safe, Reliable, and Maintainable and delivered on time.  WLE consists of multiple disciplines that support engineering, our program offices, and our customers.  Our WLE disciplines participate in the total life cycle of our products from conception to deactivation.  Our focus area is product support, including the following disciplines:  Reliability, System Safety and Supportability.

Job Summary:
We’re an employee-focused team collaborating across departments, including Engineering, Environmental Health & Safety, Supply Chain, Operations, Test & Integration and Production.

As a Sr. Principal System Safety Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

Analysis of engineering hardware and electrical drawings and schematics assessing for fault tolerance, latent hazards, and safety requirements compliance
Working with test and tactical operating and maintenance procedures to assure the proper administrative controls are in place
Working across all integrated product teams and lines to properly eliminate hazards or provide effective controls.
Provide creative solutions to maximize safety functionality without impeding critical performance.
Providing leadership in collaborations with Program Management and government approval authorities from program startup through production to demilitarization and disposal

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:

Design of concise, testable safety requirements or providing safety analysis of existing requirements
Performing System Safety Program or Design analyses
Placement in challenging or under-performing programs with the expectation of improvement of the safety program
Managing multiple-large system safety programs or a safety product line
Collaborating with other disciplines during program technical execution,
Interfacing with key stakeholders (e.g. customers, program offices, subcontractors, vendors)
Mentoring Multiple Jr. and Sr. Engineers
Preparing Safety Assessment Reports and Safety Program Briefs for Customer Approval
Streamlining processes and reports across multiple product lines for improved efficiencies
Briefing safety of the program at technical reviews and as part of the safety approval process
Interpreting system requirements, customer specifications and military
Preparing internal and customer reports describing various analyses relevant to the System Safety program
Collaborating across multiple disciplines to gain a full understanding of product architecture and design

This job is posted as Hybrid.  Commuting costs to and from the Woburn, MA facility are the responsibility of the incumbent.

Domestic & International travel may be offered (approximately 5% domestic and 5% international)

Qualifications You Must Have:

Typically Requires:  Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of relevant experience OR an Associate’s degree and 12 years of relevant experience OR an advanced degree in a related field and minimum 7 years’ experience. In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required.

Employment Experience:

Experience with: System Safety Engineering, System Engineering, Software or Firmware Engineering, or equivalent Safety Engineering experience in areas such as Aerospace, Automotive or Medical Device
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:

System thinking and the desire to influence the program as a whole
Experience with industry System Safety Programs (especially in DoD or Aerospace fields)
Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
Strong interpersonal and project management skills, with the ability to manage a safety program and provide direction to supporting safety personnel
Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)
Experience working with US Military programs
Strong analytical and problem solving skills

If your skills don’t synch up with the Requirements for this role, please check out the Systems Safety Engineering Department’s other open positions in Massachusetts; Portsmouth, RI; San Diego, CA and Tucson, AZ!

What We Offer: Whether you are 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.

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

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.


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.

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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.

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