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Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Our ideal candidate will provide systems safety engineering support to the FAA Satellite Navigation – Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) program.

You will provide systems safety engineering services in support of satellite-based and ground-based navigation and landing systems for the FAA.  Analyze and study complex safety system requirements.  Perform System Safety Assessments/Analyzes.  Develop hazard analyses and maintain Hazard Tracking System (HTS) database.  Develops and maintains safety analyses including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)/Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).  Coordinate and support System Safety Program Working Group (SSWG).

Required Skills:

  • 8+ years’ experience in safety management system or aviation related field.  Knowledge of the FAA Safety Management System (SMS) and Safety Risk Management (SRM).  Skill in developing system and component level failure/hazard analyses (FTA, FMEA/FMECA) Functional Analysis and Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA).  Knowledge of satellite and ground based aircraft navigation technologies.
  • Familiarity with terminal instrument procedures, non-precision and precision approaches, flight standards, air traffic requirements, and certification of safety-critical systems and avionics equipment.

Desired Skills:  

  • Familiarity with any or all of the following: FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS), SMS, aircraft navigation and landing systems, FAA or DoD Safety Engineering Standards (MIL-STD-882, SAE ARPs 4754/4761), reliability/failure analysis, Software Assurance guidance (RTCA/DO-178B, RTCA/DO-278), software development practices, processes, and standards (FAA-STD-026A), MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), CAFTA.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Research, Systems Engineering, or a related discipline from an accredited college or university and 2-5 years relevant experience.  Degree emphasis in a principle or discipline related to aviation or safety is desired.

Tagged as: FTA, safety risk management, fmea/fmeca, preliminary hazard analysis

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