Systems Safety Engineer

South Burlington, VT


The System Safety Engineer will be a part of the Product Safety team and will be responsible for performing and coordinating various safety assessments for the aircraft and its systems in accordance with industry standards like the SAE ARP4761 and ARP4754A.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing and coordinating safety assessments including the following:
  • Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Markov Analysis 
  • Preliminary System Safety Assessment (PSSA)
  • System Safety Assessment (SSA)
  • Particular Risk Analysis (PRA)
  • Zonal Safety Analysis (ZSA)
  • Common Mode Analysis (CMA)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Working closely with Subject Matter Experts and System Engineering leads for various systems, to understand the underlying physics, the architecture of the system and its components, its interfaces with other systems and elicit failure modes and their effects on the aircraft and its occupants
  • Advising design and systems teams in making design and architectural decisions based on the outcomes of various safety assessments
  • Working with other safety engineers focused on reliability aspects to establish failure rates, exposure times and calculate failure probabilities
  • Liaison with regulatory authorities and the leadership team on all matters relating to systems safety

  • Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Enthusiasm for Electric Aviation and Aviation Safety
  • BS in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or similar
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Cognizance of SAE ARP4754A and ARP4761
  • Experience in performing safety assessments per ARP4761
  • Familiarity with Reliability Engineering methods, including Maintainability aspects
  • Familiarity with FAA type certification process
  • Ability to use the following tools or similar:
  • Polarion
  • G-Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets etc.)

  • Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or similar
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Expertise in performing safety assessments per ARP4761
  • General familiarity with Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA) methods and concepts
  • Experience with FAA Part 23 Type Certification process

  • Video Interview:

    Please be aware that you may be invited to complete a Video Screening interview. This invite will be sent by email ( We highly recommend completing this step of the application process within the following 48 hours should you be invited.

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