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SAIC Systems Safety Engineer Principal in HOUSTON, Texas



SMAEC II - Assure that acquired and developed NASA Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), International Space Station (ISS) or Gateway software products supporting spaceflight are safe, reliable, and capable of performing required functions.

Duties include assuring that GFE, ISS or Gateway software requirements, design, and products meet NASA Flight Program (e.g., International Space Station Program), and Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) software assurance requirements. Assess software development, test, verification, process documentation, and change products and identify issues and areas of noncompliance. Ensure compliance with program S&MA requirements (e.g., Computer Based Controls System Safety Requirements (SSP 50038B), ISS System Specifications (SSP 41000) and ISS Safety Requirements Document (50021)) and applicable NASA standards (NPR/JPR 7150.2, NASA-STD-8719, NASA-STD-8739). Prepare reports, present findings of assessments and evaluations, and provide recommendations to the assigned GFE, ISS or Gateway project, and NASA customer’s Software Assurance Lead. Author or review and revise internal work processes. Provide support to project teams for verification/certification testing of software loads/revisions. Participate in, and represent software S&MA assurance, as appropriate and as required in working groups, panels and boards in order to perform the above described tasks.



  • Bachelors or higher degree in computer science or other related software/engineering field.

  • Understanding of NASA software engineering, and software assurance requirements.

  • Familiar with NASA software flight certification process, including safety.

  • Infrequent (< 5%) travel is possible.

  • 10+ years related experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Software Assurance of Safety Critical software and/or hardware (at least 6 years)

  • Development of NASA Safety Critical software or hardware


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability