System Safety Engineer

Full Time
Mid Level

System Safety Engineer - Multiple levels

Making Autonomy Safer 

At Edge Case Risk Management (ECRM), We provide the experts and software to efficiently and effectively build your safety argument.  We provide safety engineering services and develop products that define, measure, and communicate the safety of complex, robotic, or autonomous systems. ECRM is the commercial division within Edge Case Research (ECR). Founded in 2014, our ECR client base has spanned diverse markets such as automotive, mining, defense, insurance, and aerospace. ECR was founded by recognized world leaders in autonomy safety. Our experts combine for over 200 years of software-intensive system safety experience. We are writing the standards, developing products, and providing safety engineering expertise that will deploy innovation safely.  

Company Values:

  • Smart
  • Helpful
  • Friendly

System Safety Engineer:

ECRM is expanding our System Safety Engineering (SSE) Team. We are currently looking for engineers with all levels of experience in the field of system safety. SSEs will report to the ECRM Director of Risk Engineering and will work closely with the leadership team to ensure our clients’ needs are met. If you have experience doing safety work for autonomous vehicles, we are interested in hearing from you!


  • Support/lead large, complex safety engineering efforts which contribute to overarching customer systems engineering efforts.
  • Support/lead customer discussions to identify, plan, and document appropriate safety engineering strategies.
  • Create and manage safety cases alongside customers and assist in their implementations
  • Support/lead refinement of Concept of Operations, identification of potential safety mishaps and hazards, and identification of safety concepts and goals.
  • Perform detailed functional analysis to identify failure consequences and related design and procedural mitigations.
  • Define system and subsystem safety requirements and procedures.
  • Identify safety tasks needed during requirements, design, implementation, and verification phases of safety critical item development for both hardware and software.
  • Track the status of mishaps, hazards, mitigations/controls, and verification.
  • Participate in/lead working groups and design reviews to help ensure that safety goals and requirements are being effectively addressed.
  • Document and summarize safety engineering status based on event scope, system configuration, and system safety task status.
  • Support/manage tasking and review work produced by supporting team members.


  • Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition of employment. ECR will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or related field.
  • Experience with UL 4600, ISO 26262, ISO 21448, MIL-STD 882E, or other system safety practices on complex, software-intensive systems.
  • Experience executing safety analysis techniques such as Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), System Hazard Analysis (SHA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SSHA), and Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • Experience working with safety artifacts such as Safety Cases and Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs).
  • Experience/expertise with safety architecture at the system level, as well as safety design in hardware and software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Curious and motivated to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to adapt to different, changing programming languages and technologies.
  • Some travel required.

Experience Requirements:

  • Senior System Safety Engineer: 4+ years of experience as a safety engineer for relevant complex, software-intensive systems.
  • Principal System Safety Engineer: 10+ years of experience as a safety engineer for relevant complex, software-intensive systems. Strong record of leadership in the field of system safety as it relates to DoD platform or weapon systems.

Nice To Have:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Safety Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or a related field.
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering methods.
  • Certified Safety Professional, Certified Functional Safety Expert or Certified Functional Safety Professional certificate.
  • Experience in evaluating and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Familiarity with Agile planning methods.


  • Senior and Principal levels: Remote telework with occasional travel.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance with majority of premiums covered
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Generous Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Flexible Working Hours

Edge Case Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. ECR values all employees’ talents and supports an environment that is inclusive and respectful.


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