SNC has led thoughtful and disruptive change in the aerospace and defense industry for the past 60 years and now, we’re applying this tenacity and expertise to the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) mission. Join the SNC-led SAOC team and be a part of exciting and meaningful work to modernize and deliver the next-generation SAOC aircraft trusted by the President, Secretary of Defense and Chairs of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to ensure continued critical command, control and communication during national emergencies. If you’re passionate about building the airborne command post of the future, consider SNC for your next mission. Learn more about NC3 and SAOC here .

Are you a bold thinker? We dream big at SNC-advocating the exploration of space, keeping service members safe and creating the systems that keep our world united and sustain our way of living. Join our team! As a Systems Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to research, architect, model, simulate, test, certify and improve cutting edge products and services. You’ll be developing complex system architectures within contextual modeling platforms, ushering them from operational concept through preliminary and detailed design, simulation, and test using progressive tools. As a cross-functional engineer, you are in charge of system-level ownership of new products and processes through the product lifecycle.

The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations – with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS

You will be leading a Systems Safety team across the complete life cycle of a major aircraft modification program. This includes overseeing both FAA and Military Systems Safety arenas, being the subject matter expert for safety engineering design, and direct interaction and engagement with the customer.


  • Leading a team and advising Engineering on all aspects of Systems Safety

  • Participating in customer meetings at the Senior Leadership level

  • Status work activity as a Control Account Manager

  • Communicating status of the system safety program to the customer

  • Performing qualitative and quantitative system safety analyses that fulfill customer requirements


  • Experience with systems safety processes, both civil and military
  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Security, Network Engineering, Information Technology, or related Engineering discipline and typically 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience independently executing functional responsibilities for small to medium sized programs
  • Experience applying MIL-STD-882E and/or ARP4761 or similar processes, like NASA/SP-2014-612, to the development of systems, hardware or software
  • Experience with creation of a Hazard Tracking System (HTS), Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), System or Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SHA/SSHA), Common Cause Analysis (CCA), and the System Safety Assessment (SSA)
  • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative system safety analysis

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous leadership experience: exposure to recruiting employees including assigning, directing and evaluating their work and overseeing the development and maintenance of staff competence
  • Ability to independently execute functional responsibilities for large programs
  • Software development or coding experience
  • Experience using DO-178 and/or DO-254 for design development
  • Experience developing software system safety analyses
  • Experience with agile development
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using Cameo, Matlab / Simulink or similar
  • Experience mitigating safety risk through design changes, fault detection, usage restrictions, and training
  • Experience in aircraft systems development
  • Experience writing analyses to meet regulation- or customer-driven requirements
  • Experience tailoring analyses or requirements to fit size, complexity, schedule, and budget of program
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) / Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certificate
  • • Received certified System Safety training from APT Research, USC, or similar

At SNC we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 6%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more .


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances.

SNC is a global leader in aerospace and national security committed to moving the American Dream forward. We’re known and respected for our mission and execution focus, agility, and disruptive and rapid innovation. We provide leading edge technologies and transformative solutions that support our nation’s most critical security needs. If you are mission-focused, thrive in collaborative environments, and want to make our country stronger with state-of-the-art technologies that safeguard freedom, join our team!

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination. Employment decisions are made without regarding to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.