Systems Safety Engineer
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Job Location 
 Los Angeles, CA
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Date Posted 
 Jun 24, 2014

LinQuest is a small business focused on the engineering, integration, deployment and operation of state of the art command and control, communications, navigation, surveillance and reconnaissance, launch and information systems that deliver critical network centric capabilities to the warfighter.

LinQuest provides high-end technical services spanning the engineering, testing, operation, and sustainment of critical capabilities and programs ranging from intricate systems and architectures to highly complex enterprises comprised of families of systems. LinQuest integrates technical and operational domain expertise with process discipline and delivers performance excellence across the lifecycle of programs. LinQuest avoids supporting developers of programs of record to preclude any bias in the services and advice it offers to its US Government customers. Everyone at LinQuest is extremely proud of their role in solving tough challenges on programs of national significance.

We are looking for innovative industry professionals to join our team. Please visit our web site, , to learn more about our firm and to apply online for this opportunity, req #1955.

Key activities include:
• Identify, document and report, for compliance with AFI 91-202, AFI 91-217, Mil-Std-882, and SMCI 63-1205, disconnects between actual and planned system safety practices being observed during the engineering and manufacturing of spacecraft, payloads, and ground architecture. Develop written solutions and analysis to include recommendations for Government program management action.
• Develop System Safety presentations to support the Government System Safety Working Group meetings and System Safety Plans
• Assess all program contractor requested waivers for deviation from accepted DoD and AFI system safety documentation, and build and maintain an electronic database detailing all approved Program contractor waivers which allow for deviation from accepted DoD and AFI system safety documentation and practices.
• System Operability/ Usability Support and Training; Monitor, identify, document and report, for compliance with AFI 91-202, AFI 91-217, Mil-Std-882, and SMCI 63-1205, on the AF Space OPIR contractor human factors engineering plans.
• Monitor execution of engineering plans and analyze human factors engineering status to optimize ground system interfaces, maintain the system at required levels, and eliminate design-induced errors and inefficiencies.
• Evaluate potentially hazardous situations found in work spaces, manufacturing areas, test facilities, integration areas, storage facilities, transportation, pre-launch areas, launch facilities, and post-launch processing to support system safety tasks (e.g., trade studies, risk assessments, design reviews, risk management, proposal evaluations, reports, and waivers and deviations).

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• 20 years professional experience / Subject Matter Expert (SME) in areas of DOD Space Systems Safety, Systems Engineering, and Policy compliance with DOD System Safety Regulations and Instructions
• Experience with military Overhead Persistent Infrared Systems (OPIR) satellite operations
• Secret Clearance

• Masters degree in engineering field or equivalent experience
• 25+ years experience in Program Management and Systems Engineering of Space Systems programs
• Domain experience with SBIRS Acquisition Processes

US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD SECRET Security Clearance are required for the position.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. LinQuest is a growing company and there will be opportunities for internal advancement. We have a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision and disability insurance, paid time off, 10 holidays (including year-end shutdown), company provided life insurance and a 401K with a company paid retirement contribution.

LinQuest is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.