Posted 3 Feb 2024, 1:00 am

Staff Systems Safety Engineer at Wisk Aero

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!


The goal of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) engineering at Wisk is to build an aircraft that is safe to operate in an urban air-mobility environment. In support of this goal, you will be a part of the Systems Safety team that identifies hazards associated with functions, systems and items and develop mitigation strategies in support of the certification of the product. The Systems Safety Engineer reports to the Manager of Safety and Reliability Engineering and has a broad responsibility for the analysis of all safety aspects of the aircraft design.

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Why we need you:
  • With that vision in mind, we are looking for a Systems Safety Engineer to join our RAMS team. The goal of System Safety is to accurately assess risk to inform decision-making which results in an appropriate level of safety. In support of the airworthiness effort, the System Safety Engineer works alongside design engineers across all disciplines (mechanical, electrical, structural, software, controls, systems, aerodynamics, flight test, manufacturing) to identify, quantify and identify risks associated with the functions of the aircraft and support systems. The System Safety Engineer employs qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods to determine the likelihood and severity of hazards. The System Safety Engineer will also flow down reliability and safety derived requirements to design engineering and flight test to appropriately mitigate risks.


What you will do:
  • Develop the System Safety Plan outlining all safety assessment processes, activities, responsibilities and deliverables consistent with guidelines provided in SAE/ARP-4754A and SAE/ARP-4761.
  • Understand safety regulatory requirements applicable to the aircraft and system development program and tailor the safety assessment process to ensure these requirements are met to the satisfaction of airworthiness authority.
  • Manage implementation of the System Safety Plan and coordinate activities with wider engineering programme management. Monitor the aircraft and system development program for design changes that may affect system safety. This includes change requests, problem reports, and derived requirements.
  • Define appropriate safety targets using airworthiness regulations and guidance material such as 14 CFR 23.1309 for developmental aircraft and systems and develop safety mitigation strategies.
  • Liaise with airworthiness authority and Designated Engineering Representative to validate safety targets.
  • Verify the implementation of mitigation strategies and provide recommendations and limitations.


What you have done:
  • B.S. in engineering and 10+ years experience in systems safety engineering.
  • Previous experience leading technical teams coupled with excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Understanding and experience with design safety engineering principles for safety critical systems. 
  • Experience with ARP4754A, DO-178C, DO-254, DO-160, ARP4761, MIL-STD-882, or similar standards
  • Understanding and experience working with TSOs, MOPS, RTCA, SAE etc. and other certification/performance standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information at all levels of the organization


Highly Desired:
  • Expertise with FAA certification processes and the design of vehicle systems to formal requirements such as Part 23, 25, 27 or similar
  • Experience with an aircraft integration development program from conceptual design through certification.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment.
  • Experience with Reliability Analysis tools like APIS, CAFTA, Reliability Workbench, etc.
  • Experience with Requirements tools like Doors, Polarian, Teamcenter Systems Engineering, etc.
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement of organizational processes.


Who you are:
  • You are a highly motivated, self starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges
  • You are a solution oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations
  • You are a positive team player


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$148,288 - $170,446 a year
Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to offering a great work environment and the opportunity to be part of the team making electric autonomous flight a reality, at Wisk, we offer excellent total rewards which include a competitive base salary, annual bonus, long term incentive, 401K, health benefits and much more.  

Job Type: Full-time
Pay Range the Company expects to pay: $148,288 - $170,446 per year - The starting base salary within this range for this role varies based on factors such as your geographical location, and your relevant job-related experience that is consistent with a business necessity.
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We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 11 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching vested immediately, communication allowance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as flight lessons, wellness allowances, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, and much more. 


Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 


Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.



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