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The Boeing Company Experienced System Safety Engineer - Vertical Lift in Mesa, Arizona

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At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

To ensure compliance with President Biden’s September 9, 2021 executive order, Boeing is implementing a new requirement for U.S.-based employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief) exempting them from the requirement, by December 8, 2021 (timing may vary in some states). Individuals who are unable to meet COVID-19 requirements due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process.

Individuals with approved accommodations will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing.

Boeing has implemented a new COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in Australia that requires all new Boeing Australia hires to show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved medical exception by 3 December 2021. For Victorian based employees, the compliance date is 26 November 2021.

All other global Boeing locations do not have a vaccination requirement at this time.

Boeing Vertical Lift Mission Assurance is seeking enthusiastic candidates to join our System Safety Engineering team in Mesa AZ . We are seeking an Experienced System Safety Engineer (Level 4) to join our Attack team, This is a unique opportunity to work a proven platform, ensuring mission success and continuing to ensure Safety is designed into the Attack platforms.

At Boeing, Safety is at the core of everything we do. As a System Safety engineer, you will have a unique opportunity to work across the entire life cycle of the program, from conceptual development into design and test, production and sustainment of fielded aircraft. You’ll experience the big picture and fascinating complexities of the defense industry while getting hands on experience on the aircraft.

As a System Safety Engineer, your primary goal will be to identify and mitigate all potential and existing hazards. You will have the opportunity to learn about all of the aircraft subsystems and their interactions while collaborating with the Engineering Design and Subsystem Teams. We are looking for a candidate that can ask the tough questions, challenge conventional thinking and bring potential hazards to our aircraft and crew to light. Typical tasks include assessing a variety of Engineering documents, data and artifacts, while working with the Engineering Teams to determine the safest and most cost effective solutions to a wide variety of actual and potential hazards. Your assessment will include gathering data from field, factory and engineering, calculating probability and severity of possible outcomes and working with the Design teams to influence a safer more robust system. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to interface with all levels of Engineering and Program Management as well as our Customers.

This is a unique opportunity in a fast growing and critical discipline. As a more senior System Safety engineer, you will be expected to lead certain efforts while still being paired with more experienced System Safety Professionals to continue your growth in both Safety and the Rotorcraft Platforms while ensuring Mission Success. These programs are part of Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s (BDS) Vertical Lift Division in Mesa, AZ.

This position allows telecommuting. The selected candidate may be required to work onsite at the listed location.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify complex lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.

  • Evaluates customer/operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.

  • Performs various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.

  • Performs analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.

  • Develops, maintains and identifies improvements for the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes. Resolves cross-functional technical issues.

This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Secret clearance Post Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.

  • 5+ years of experience in systems, mechanical, electrical and/or software engineering.

  • 3+ years of experience in systems and safety engineering.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience working across organizations and cross-functional groups to ensure project coordination, implementation and completion.

  • Experience leading teams.

Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Relocation :

This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug-Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


This is a first shift position.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.