System Safety Engineer

Edge Case Research

Anywhere Remote only

Full time

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Sep 30

Enabling Warfighter Safety

At Edge Case Defense (ECD), we enable our customers to assure the safety of complex systems for real world deployment to US Department of Defense (DoD) warfighters. We provide safety engineering services and develop products that define, measure, and communicate the safety of complex, robotic, or autonomous systems. ECD is the defense division within Edge Case Research (ECR). Founded in 2014, our ECR client base has spanned diverse markets such as automotive, mining, defense, insurance, and aerospace. ECR was founded by recognized world leaders in autonomy safety. Our experts combine for over 200 years of software-intensive system safety experience. We are writing the standards, developing products, and providing safety engineering expertise that will deploy innovation safely.  

Company Values:

  • Smart
  • Helpful
  • Friendly

System Safety Engineer:

ECD is expanding our System Safety Engineer (SSE) Team. We are currently looking for engineers with all levels of experience in the field of DoD system safety. SSEs will report to the ECD Director of System Safety Engineering and will work closely with the leadership team to ensure our clients’ needs are met. If you have experience in DoD platforms, weapons, safety engineering or airworthiness, we are interested in hearing from you!


  • Support/lead large, complex safety engineering efforts which contribute to overarching customer systems engineering efforts.
  • Support/lead customer discussions to identify, plan, and document appropriate safety engineering strategies.
  • Support/lead refinement of Concept of Operations, identification of potential safety mishaps and hazards, and identification of safety concepts and goals.
  • Perform detailed functional analysis to identify failure consequences and related design and procedural mitigations.
  • Define system and subsystem safety requirements and procedures.
  • Identify safety tasks needed during requirements, design, implementation, and verification phases of safety critical item development for both hardware and software.
  • Track the status of mishaps, hazards, mitigations/controls, and verification.
  • Participate in/lead working groups and design reviews to help ensure that safety goals and requirements are being effectively addressed.
  • Document and summarize safety engineering status based on event scope, system configuration, and system safety task status.
  • Support/manage tasking and review work produced by supporting team members.


  • Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition of employment. ECD will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or related field.
  • Experience implementing MIL-STD 882E, JSSSEH, ARP-4761/DO-178, AOP 52, or other system safety practices on complex, software-intensive systems.
  • Strong preference for experience in the aviation, missile, or maritime system domains.
  • Experience executing safety analysis techniques such as Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), System Hazard Analysis (SHA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SSHA), and Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • Experience generating safety documents such as System Safety Program Plans (SSPP) and Safety Assessment Reports (SAR).
  • Experience/expertise with safety architecture at the system level, as well as safety design in hardware and software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Curious and motivated to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to adapt to different, changing programming languages and technologies.
  • Some travel required.

Additional Experience Requirements:

  • System Safety Engineer: Interest in the field of system safety as it relates to robotics and autonomy.
  • Senior System Safety Engineer: 4+ years of experience as a safety engineer for relevant complex, software-intensive systems.
  • Principal System Safety Engineer: 10+ years of experience as a safety engineer for relevant complex, software-intensive systems. Strong record of leadership in the field of system safety as it relates to DoD platform or weapon systems.

Nice To Have:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Safety Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field.
  • Experience developing software or control systems for DoD platform or weapon systems.
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering methods.
  • Certified Safety Professional, Certified Functional Safety Expert or Certified Functional Safety Professional certificate.
  • Experience in evaluating and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Familiarity with Agile planning methods.


  • Entry, Senior and Principal levels: Remote telework with occasional travel.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance with majority of premiums covered
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Generous Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Flexible Working Hours

Edge Case Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. ECR values all employees’ talents and supports an environment that is inclusive and respectful.

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