Safety-Critical Software Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Software Engineer to participate in various safety-critical software projects for commercial, NASA, and defense projects. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Dynetics is well known for our people-oriented culture, positive work environment, technical excellence, and resilient business ethics.

Individuals with previous software safety experience are preferred. Individuals with a strong software engineering background on mission or safety critical projects will also be considered, with on-the-job training provided by a Dynetics Senior Software Safety engineer.

This position will develop software for safety and mission critical systems for various programs to NASA software safety standards or defense software safety standards. Tasks include: software requirements analysis, software design, software coding, and software testing; working with small teams using Agile processes to strict standards. This position will be expected to learn about standards such as NPR 7150.2C, MIL-STD-882E, AMCOM 85-17, and DO-178C to grow into a software safety engineering role under mentorship from senior engineers.

Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent technical degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidate must have 5+ years of relevant technical experience with a BS degree or 3+ years of experience with a MS degree.

  • Candidate must demonstrate basic competency in embedded systems software development including C, C++, or Ada.
  • Strong analytical skills along with a personal drive for details and quality workmanship are a must.
  • Candidate must possess an aptitude for learning the technical skills required for software safety.
  • The applicant must demonstrate familiarity with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • The applicant must have good communication skills.
  • Candidate must have proven leadership skills with the ability to affect outcomes including the ability to persuade on technical topics.
  • Being self-motivated, paying attention to details, and working under deadlines are key elements of this position as well.
  • Candidate must demonstrate a pattern of ethical decisions and a commitment to integrity at the individual level that conform to Dynetics’ Code of Ethics
  • Candidate must be a resident of or be willing to relocate to the Huntsville, AL area.

Other Qualifications

Experience with software safety standards including NASA Standards NASA-STD-8719.13C, NASA-STD-8739.8, NPR 7150.2C, NASA-HDBK-4008, MIL-STD-882E, AMCOM-385-17, MIL_HDK-516B, RTCA DO-178C, or ISO 26262 is a plus.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

Effective January 4, 2022, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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