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Systems & Software Safety Engineer


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work.  We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges.  Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions.  We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further.  To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. 

Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


Provides expertise and direction in the development or modification and performance of all tasks necessary to ensure the identification and documentation of hazards within systems or systems-of-systems using various analysis tools and techniques. Understands all the elements of system safety engineering to include hazard analyses, hazard categorization (in terms of severity and likelihood), end effects, causal analyses, mitigation requirements identification, documentation, tracking and implementing, and residual risk assessment. Typically interfaces with hardware and software design engineering and test engineering to include Integrated Product Teams (IPT). Typical analyses performed include: functional analyses, hazard analyses, safety requirements analyses, hazard mitigation, safety risk assessments, reliability analyses, and system residual risk assessments. Reviews and evaluates systems and software for adherence to government or commercial directives, standards, guidelines, and criteria concerning software safety and systems safety. Confirms design mitigations are captured in the design and its documentation and verifies implementation as appropriate. Performs minimal safety program management tasks including progress reports and tracking schedules. Ancillary duties include tasks associated with directed energy (laser) safety, and test range safety.

Career level with a complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts. Working under only general direction, provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.


Requires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA or 0 to 2 years with PhD.

Experience in aircraft system safety

Experience in systems analysis and system certification

Experience with safety analysis for unmanned air vehicles

Experience conducting risk analyses

Experience developing software and system safety requirements

* Must have an active Secret Clearance


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Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
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