Software Safety Engineer

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OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it.  Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Software Safety Engineer  who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Software Safety Engineer who will primarily be responsible for safe and orderly development of embedded flight software of Axiom’s Spacesuit Life Support System.  You will interface with software and avionics engineers, system engineers, and representatives from other subsystems in order to plan, document, and execute effective strategies for eliminating and/or minimizing safety and technical risk. The role requires strong organizational, time management, and communication skills. 

Note: Proof of COVID – 19 vaccination status (vaccination card) will be required for employment otherwise a request for medical or religious accommodation is necessary


• Developing Software Safety Requirements and providing requirements analysis and flow-down of Safety requirements and attributes to computer-based control systems

• Participate and advise in software configuration control activities 

• Generate Hazard Reports, mission assurance assessments and flight/test readiness validations

• Conducting Safety Analyses/documenting results (Preliminary Hazards List, System Hazard, Hazard Tracking, Functional Hazard, Fault Tree/Software fault tree, Safety Assessment, Software Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)

• Performing code analyses, assurance reviews and audits

• Assist with the definition and maintenance of safe computer control strategies.

• Participate in/Support the System Safety Working Groups, Safety Review Panels, Technical Interchange and Change Review Board meetings

• Perform or coordinate with verification and validation (V&V) personnel to ensure safety-critical requirements are tested at an acceptable level of rigor, Software anomaly and nonconformance tracking

• Develop S&MA reports/presentations and perform other S&MA tasks as necessary

• Develop, manage and assist others with code version management

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

“This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.” 

Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related field required

• Five years’ experience in Software Quality, Software Safety or similar role

• Experience developing and reviewing computer and software hazard analyses, fault trees, and safety assessments

• Analyzing and evaluating computer-based control systems to identify hazards and propose actions to mitigate hazards

• Experience designing to and/or assessing system safety per relevant NASA requirements and best-practices (SSP 50038, NASA-STD-8739.8, NPR 7150.2, SSP 30309)

• Familiarity with ISS S&MA and Safety Review Panel (ISRP) processes, practices, and requirements as described in SSP 30599, SSP 41173 and SSP 51723

• Knowledge of best practices for configuration control, software reliability, software quality, and software verification and validation

• Experience testing software and managing test artifacts

• Strong familiarity with computer and software failure modes, operations, and concepts

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


• Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

• Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

• Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

 Physical Requirements

• Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).

• Equipment and Machines

• Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


• Highly organized and detail oriented; able to juggle, prioritize, and keep track of multiple tasks and projects.

• Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, and make and communicate the rationale behind key decisions in a constantly evolving fast-pace work environment.

• Strong project and time management skills with a high level of intuition and judgment.

• Must have a “can do” attitude – no job is too big or small, problem solver.

• Ability to take on ownership of projects ad hoc and drive them from beginning to end.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

• Self-motivated and proactive; creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements.

• Self-assured and energetic self-starter; proactive about learning and motivated to take on additional responsibilities over time.

•Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to integrate quickly into a small team and represent the company with integrity.

• Professional, confident, driven, and dynamic.

• Passionate about creating an inclusive workplace where people from different backgrounds can succeed.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values

• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

• Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity

• Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods

• Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources

• Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

JOB CODE: 15-1253

Axiom Space
Axiom Space

United States, Houston, Texas

Posted 4 months ago

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