9152 Visium Resources has been asked to identify candidates for the following contracted Safety & Software Assurance Manager opportunity in Overland Park, KS. Position Summary The Safety & Software Assurance Manager position is part of Technical Department, and consists globally in monitoring all activities to demonstrate that the safety objectives have been met, throughout the entire life cycle of the solution. Assurance and Engineering responsibilities are separated with regards to Safety with independent reporting lines. The Safety & Software Assurance Manager has the overall responsibility to independently verify and validate Safety and Software assurance engineering activities in projects, products and bids and ultimately to ensure that NAS delivered systems as a whole are within their acceptable level of safety. For this, the Safety & Software Assurance Manager interfaces operationally with the relevant Project/Products Design Authorities and Project/Products Safety and Software Managers. In terms of reporting the position:Locally reports to the AMS US Engineering ManagerIs line managed and reports to the Technical Director of NASHas a dotted reporting line to the NAS Safety Authority Essential Functions / Key Areas of Responsibility The key responsibilities of the position are as follows:Maintain the AMS BL safety referential (Safety Management System & instructions) and SW assurance referentialProvide expert guidance on methodologies and standards to be appliedPropose improvements to the AMS BL Safety Management SystemIs responsible for defining applicable safety and SW assurance instructions compliant with the AMS SMS and for their integration in the overall engineering referential.Contribute R&T activitiesContribute to AMS BL regulatory and standardization activitiesContribute to the definition of the safety and SW assurance strategic activitiesMaintain safety and Software assurance cultureDefine required skills & expertiseMaintain skills & expertise via regular communications in collaboration with the ERCDisseminate the referential across projects/products and Bids in his scope of responsibilityIs responsible for verifying the implementation of the AMS safety referential and AMS SW assurance referential in his scope of responsibilityBidsSupport the safety and SW assurance strategy with the bid safety managerVerify the safety (resp. SW assurance) estimates to ensure implementation of the safety (resp. SW assurance) cost model and the bid safety (resp. SW assurance) strategyVerify that the SW assurance Approval baseline and process are defined, SW assurance Means of compliance are defined and aligned with BL strategy, SW assurance risks are identified, and action plan are defined and acceptableProducts and ProjectsVerify the safety management plan, to ensure its compliance with the AMS safety referential and the bid strategyVerify the safety case report to ensure Safety risks are properly identified, assessed and managed and that the residual safety risks are known, tolerable and accepted:Ensures that the safety requirements are properly derived and implemented in the product/system (specification and architecture)Ensures that the product/system achieves its safety objectivesRaises risk areas such as unachieved safety objectives, completeness and correctness of the safety analyses and propose adequate mitigations.Verify the Plan for SW aspect of Approval (PSAA), to ensure its compliance with the SW assurance referential and the bid strategyMonitor the SW assurance liaison process and SW assurance Accomplishment Summary to ensure that SW assurance risks are managedSW assurance Baseline (SW Product Breakdown Structure, Assurance level allocation is complete, stable and matureSW assurance means of compliance are properly developed in compliance with the PSAAAdvising the Safety Authority, SW assurance Authority and Technical Director on any Safety or SW assurance concerns.Soliciting and coordinating with Quality, audits of Project Safety activities to ensure compliance with the Safety Engineering Process.Supporting the Operational Authority in managing the correct response to Incidents and Accidents.Maintaining a detailed knowledge of the company’s legal responsibilities and liabilities with respect to solution safety, as well as the Operating Entities’ Policy and Instructions for Safety Assurance and Safety Engineering.Communicate regularly and socialize the Safety and SW assurance discipline to company employees. CHALLENGES Several challenges characterize the job position and shape the required qualities of the job holder:Maintain the adequate level of independence in terms of Safety governance and SW assurance given the constraints posed by Projects objectives and organizational issues.Necessity to differentiate the approach between projects given their respective orders of magnitude, in order to attain their respective Safety objectives.Capability to work in a true multi-cultural context in a geographically diverse industrial footprint in several countries.Adaptability to a large portfolio of international customers with different and unique cultural sensitivities.Capability to be a gatekeeper and challenge the organization at various levels when required. KEY COMMUNICATIONSCommunicate the Safety Case results to customer when required, and to the Project Design Authority with the support of the Safety ManagerCommunicate regularly the Safety Cases status to the Safety Authority and Technical DirectorCommunicate regularly the SW assurance Accomplishment Summary status to the SW assurance Authority and Technical DirectorMore generally:Internal –Technical Director, Safety Authority, SW assurance Authority, Project Design Authorities, Operational Authorities, Project Safety Managers and Capture Team Leaders.External – Regulatory and certification organizations, Customers, Subcontractors and other of our Companies. GENERAL / SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS GENERALAssist in ensuring a harmonious work environment in all departments that you are working with by upholding company key valuesComply with all relevant Company policies and procedures.Comply with all relevant company Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental policies and framework and work practices with the intent of preventing or minimizing accidental exposures to self, colleagues, visitors and/or the environment and to ensure a safe work practices at all times. Minimum Requirements: Skills, Experience & Education QUALIFICATIONSDegree in computer sciences (minimum Bachelor of Sciences or equivalent) or Air Traffic Management sciences ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGESolid knowledge in the ATM Domain and a good understanding of the underlying implementation technologies.Able to evaluate Safety Regulation requirements and Safety Projects requirements and to assess the adequacy of the proposed Safety Solution.5 years’ experience managing Safety programs in the Air Traffic Management environment or equivalentMastering of Safety Regulation and Safety standards:System safety standard: Euro control safety assessment, MIL-STD-882Software Assurance standards including DO-278A/ED 109A, and supplement, ED-153Working knowledge of system safety tools and techniques including Fault Tree Analyses, Event Tree Analysis, Goal Structured Notation, HAZOP.Proven capability to work in a multi-cultural environment and with variety of international customers.Language: fluent English Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Experience DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSMaster of Science Degree in Computer Sciences or Air Traffic Management sciences DESIRABLE EXPERIENCEWorking knowledge of engineering, software and hardware processes Experience of Safety and Software auditAbility to speak additional languages such as German, Italian or French is a benefitKnowledge of Software / Hardware assurance standards DO-254Experience with compan tools and processes preferred.Experience with DOD and/or FAA Programs is preferred DESIRABLE BEHAVIOURAptitude to work effectively as part of a team.Resilience under pressure.Capacity to learn quickly.Capability to manage various stakeholders having different objectives. Physical DemandsMust be able to sit, stand and lift 25lbs.Occasional European and US travel will be required.
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