Safety & Mission Assurance, Senior Safety Engineer

Safety & Mission Assurance · Houston, Texas
Department Safety & Mission Assurance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it.  Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Safety Engineer who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?


SUMMARY: This position will work on-site at our headquarters in Houston, Texas. The Senior Systems Safety Engineer is an integral participant in the design/development process and are responsible for leading and performing safety analyses to identify, resolve/mitigate hazards and identify risks in human flight space systems. In this role, you will work with a multi-disciplinary team responsible for Flight Systems Safety, and you will interface with hardware engineers, safety engineers, and representatives from other subsystems to plan, document, and execute effective strategies for eliminating and/or minimizing risk.



  • Mentoring on-staff System Safety Engineers on S&MA processes and best practices
  • Conducting system level hazard analysis for various subsystems within the Axiom Station
  • Conducting Safety Analyses/documenting results (Preliminary Hazards Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, Hazard Tracking, Functional Hazard, Fault Tree, and Safety Assessments)
  • Generation of Hazard Reports, defining hazard causes and their mitigation/control strategies
  • Assist with the definition and maintenance of system level control strategies, including Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) strategies, hazardous mitigation, and system architectures
  • Participate in and support the System Safety Working Groups, Safety Review Panels, Technical Interchange and Change Review Board meetings
  • Coordinating with verification and validation (V&V) personnel to ensure safety-critical requirements are tested at an acceptable level of rigor
  • Perform anomaly and nonconformance analysis, tracking and resolution verification
  • Develop S&MA processes and procedures


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education & Experience

  • 10+ years experience as a Systems Safety Engineer in the human spaceflight field
  • 5+ years’ experience working with NASA Safety Review Panels (SRP)
  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Science, or other technical related field
  • Experience developing and reviewing hazard analyses, fault trees, and safety assessments
  • Analyzing and evaluating flight systems to identify hazards and propose actions to mitigate hazards
  • Planning, performing analyses, and reporting results

Essential Functions

  • Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.


 Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, printer, etc.).



  • Experience designing to and/or assessing system safety per relevant NASA requirements and best-practices
  • Experience with ISS S&MA and Safety Review Panel (SRP) processes, practices, and requirements
  • Knowledge of best practices for hardware safety, and verification and validation


Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

    • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
    • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
    • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
    • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
    • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
    • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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  • Location
    Houston, Texas
  • Department
    Safety & Mission Assurance
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience