Senior Reliability & System Safety Engineer (Engineer Systems 4) - 17760

Huntsville, AL

Requisition Number: 17760

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Level of Experience: Senior HI

This opportunity resides with Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), a business group within HII's Mission Technologies division. From towers to processors, we design, develop, integrate and manage the sensors, systems and other assets necessary to support integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, exploitation and analysis for the Intelligence Community, the military services, geographic and functional combatant commands and DoD agencies.

Meet HII's Mission Technologies Division

Our team of more than 7,000 professionals worldwide delivers all-domain expertise and advanced technologies in service of mission partners across the globe. Mission Technologies is leading the next evolution of national defense - the data evolution - by accelerating a breadth of national security solutions for government and commercial customers. Our capabilities range from C5ISR, AI and Big Data, cyber operations and synthetic training environments to fleet sustainment, environmental remediation and the largest family of unmanned underwater vehicles in every class. Find the role that's right for you. Apply today. We look forward to meeting you.


HII-Mission Technologies is seeking a motivated Senior Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL to help support the C5ISR Systems operation. Our team is growing and offers the opportunity to solve challenges that require the experience and expertise of an engineer ready to help deliver more reliable, maintainable, safe, supportable, and affordable systems. We are called upon to support projects across the United States DoD Services (e.g., Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard) and across a diverse array of air, land, sea, and space systems. Learn from and collaborate with our experts that have been at the forefront of RMQSI since 1968 as we directly contributed to and continue to contribute to the development of DoD standards, handbooks, policies, training, and other guides. Our employees have incredible opportunities to work on mission critical systems that impact people's lives today and tomorrow. Come join our team and make tangible improvements to the reliability, maintainability, supportability, safety, and affordability of systems that protect our warfighters from air, ground, and maritime threats and enhance situational awareness.

What You Will Do

  • Performs reliability, maintainability, supportability, and system safety analyses for components, assemblies, subsystems, and systems across mechanical, electrical, and software devices.
  • Performs analyses across all phases of system life cycle to include: concept, design, development, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal. Applies design for reliability, maintainability, supportability, and system safety principles.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total life cycle systems management solutions that balance technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to perform allocation; prediction; block diagrams and modeling; Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS); Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA); Fault Tree Analysis (FTA); R&M tests and demonstration; reliability growth planning; Reliability Centered Maintenance Analysis (RCMA); Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA); Level of Repair Analysis (LORA); sparing analysis; hazard analysis; system safety planning; and associated trade studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
  • Participates in engineering meetings and program reviews to advocate for RMQSI and/or system safety in engineering trade-off process.
  • Offer working familiarity with applicable DoD and commercial standards, policies, and guides related to development and lifecycle support programs, RMQSI, and system safety.

What You Will Do

  • 9 years of relevant experience with Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field; 7 years of relevant experience with Masters in STEM field; 4 years of experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in STEM field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 15 years of relevant experience.
  • Familiar with:
  • DoD acquisition, policies, guides, etc.
  • Use of common reliability software, such as ReliaSoft, Relex/PTC Windchill, Isograph, and Relyence.
  • Possession of strong initiative and interpersonal skills, including writing detailed reports and effectively preparing and giving presentations.
  • Must be able to work both independently and with a team to execute work tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment

Preferred: Bonus Points For

  • D Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Familiar with Model-Based Engineering and development of digital twins to perform M&S of RMQSI and system safety capabilities.
  • Recognized as an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) and/or Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professional (SMRP) Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP).


We build the world's most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. Our diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.

Recognized as one of America's top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people's safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you'll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.

Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.

Today's challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It's why we're focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Do You Need Assistance?

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #3 for HII Technical Solutions.

Systems Engineer
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