Senior Systems Safety Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
February 1, 2023

The goal of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) engineering at Wisk is to build an aircraft that is safe to operate in an urban air-mobility environment. In support of this goal, you will be a part of the Systems Safety team that identifies hazards associated with functions, systems and items and develop mitigation strategies in support of the certification of the product. The Systems Safety Engineer reports to the Manager of Safety and Reliability Engineering and has a broad responsibility for the analysis of all safety aspects of the aircraft design


  • Develop the System Safety Plan outlining all safety assessment processes, activities, responsibilities and deliverables consistent with guidelines provided in SAE/ARP-4754A and SAE/ARP-4761.
  • Understand safety regulatory requirements applicable to the aircraft and system development program and tailor the safety assessment process to ensure these requirements are met to the satisfaction of airworthiness authority.
  • Manage implementation of the System Safety Plan and coordinate activities with wider engineering programme management. Monitor the aircraft and system development program for design changes that may affect system safety. This includes change requests, problem reports, and derived requirements.
  • Define appropriate safety targets using airworthiness regulations and guidance material such as 14 CFR 23.1309 for developmental aircraft and systems and develop safety mitigation strategies.
  • Liaise with airworthiness authority and Designated Engineering Representative to validate safety targets.
  • Verify the implementation of mitigation strategies and provide recommendations and limitations.

Job Requirements

  • B.S. in engineering and 5+ years experience in systems safety engineering.
  • Previous experience leading technical teams coupled with excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Understanding and experience with design safety engineering principles for safety critical systems.
  • Experience with ARP4754A, DO-178C, DO-254, DO-160, ARP4761, MIL-STD-882, or similar standards
  • Understanding and experience working with TSOs, MOPS, RTCA, SAE etc. and other certification/performance standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information at all levels of the organization


  • Expertise with FAA certification processes and the design of vehicle systems to formal requirements such as Part 23, 25, 27 or similar
  • Experience with an aircraft integration development program from conceptual design through certification.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.
  • Experience with Reliability Analysis tools like APIS, CAFTA, Reliability Workbench, etc.
  • Experience with Requirements tools like Doors, Polarian, Teamcenter Systems Engineering, etc.
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement of organizational processes.

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