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System Safety Engineer (587225)

Progeny Systems Corporation
Canonsburg, PA 15317
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Progeny Systems Corporation

Progeny Systems Corporation 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 protected Veteran status.

Job Type:
Location: US-PA-Canonsburg
Category: Engineering

Job Description

Progeny is seeking a System Safety Engineer in support of work taking place under contract for the US Navy. This position will be a part of a team analyzing torpedo weapon systems and equipment to identify hazards, categorize risks, and recommend mitigations to reduce the probability/severity of a mishap resulting in injury to personnel, equipment damage, and/or damage to the environment. A Secret level DoD security clearance is required for this role, but an interim clearance will be acceptable to start.

  • Collaborate with government personnel, vendors and the user community to ensure the safety of Navy Torpedo Systems to include the MK54 and MK48 torpedoes.
  • Conduct system safety analysis of hardware and software on torpedo platforms
  • Prepare/review/update Technical Data Packages and Presentation Materials in support of Safety Review Board Reviews including the Weapon System Explosive Safety Review Board (WSESRB) and Software Systems Safety Technical Review Panel (SSSTRP).
  • Review System Requirements documentation to identify potential hazardous conditions and make recommendations to system design in collaboration with program staff.
  • Perform operational analysis to identify potential deficiencies in operating procedures, training documentation, maintenance procedures, storage and handling procedures, and/or ordnance handling procedures.
  • Make recommendations to resolve deficiencies and make recommendations to test plans to ensure safety requirements are met.
  • Inspect, review and serve as an independent witness during engineering development and qualification testing of hardware components, software configuration items and integrated systems.
  • Assess Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and other system change requests to identify/verify safety risks.
  • Perform tasks included in MIL-STD-882E.

Desired Skills:
  • Systems Engineering experience with US Navy or US Marine Corps weapons systems
  • Familiarity with DoD standard practice for the identification of hazards and the assessment and mitigation of risk
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-883, Joint Software Systems Safety Engineering Handbook (JSSSEH), and AOP-52
  • Familiarity with the following types of analyses:
    • System Requirements Hazard Analysis (SRHA)
    • Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA)
    • Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SSHA)
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Familiar with hazardous materials and their risk management

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to work as a team as well as independently

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or a technical related field, or military experience (4 years or more) at E-7 or higher will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
  • 5+ years of experience with Risk Analysis, System Safety and combat system/engineering experience.

This position requires the applicant to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance.


Physical and Mental Requirements for all positions:
Prolonged stationary periods at a desk
General ability to operate computer and other productivity machinery such as calculator, copy machine, printer, etc.
Ability to lift and transport up to 15 pounds at times
Effectively communicate with others
Ability to stay focused and provide attention to detail.
Ability to think analytically and apply problem solving skills to scenarios throughout the course of the workday


If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please contact our recruiting department at hr@progeny.net or call 703.368.6107. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.


To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at http://www.progeny.net/careers.

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

- United States Navy

- United States Air Force

- United States Army

- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

- National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)


Posted: 2022-06-02 Expires: 2022-07-04

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