Software Safety Engineer


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Job Description

Job Description:

Progeny has an opening for a Software Safety Engineer to be located in either Middletown, RI or Manassas, VA. The selected candidate will join a highly talented team responsible for developing high reliability / high availability Combat Control Weapon Systems in support of the U.S. Submarine Navy.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assists with software safety plans and other safety related documentation
  • Collaborates with the program safety lead to ensure that all required software safety processes are documented, implemented, and verified
  • Ensures that the software safety requirements are clearly identified and tracked
  • Performs software safety code analysis to determine which areas of the software are related to safety
  • Ensures that safety critical software functions are tracked and that risks are eliminated or mitigated
  • Ensures that safety critical functions are tested to the appropriate level of rigor
  • Participates in programmatic meetings including design reviews, code reviews, and Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings
  • Participates in weapon software system safety meetings (WSESRB, SSSTRP)

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Java or C++ is required
  • Experience with VHDL is a plus
  • Experience with weapon systems is a plus
  • Experience with Software Safety, MIL-STD-882E, and the Joint Software Systems Safety Engineering Handbook (JSSSEH) is highly desired
  • Experience with the software development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, and test) is highly desired


B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of software engineering experience 


This position require the applicant to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance.


To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

As a small business, Progeny Systems is a participant in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Progeny Systems has a proven track record of transitioning numerous SBIR contract awards into full-scale production, and has also successfully competed with large defense corporations.  Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

-       United States Navy

-       United States Air Force

-       United States Army         

-       Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

-       National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)