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PDS Tech Inc Safety and Reliability Engineer 3 in Kirkland, Washington

PDS Tech is currently seeking a Safety and Reliability Engineer for our client in Kirkland, WA


The Safety and Reliability Engineer performs risk and reliability analysis in support of contracted programs, Bid and Proposals and Internal Research and Development activities. This role will participate in activities to obtain new and follow-on business.


  • Apply Safety and Reliability (S&R) principles and techniques to influence the architecture and support development of safety-critical aerospace electronic systems following DO-254 and DO-178 processes

  • Work closely with electrical engineers, systems engineers, mechanical engineers, software engineers, and customers to develop safe and reliable electrical power systems for aircraft

  • Conduct Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA)

  • Develop Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Perform System Safety Assessments (SSA), including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Common Cause Analysis (CCA)

Analyze the effects of Single Event Upsets (SEUs) and develop mitigations


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and three to five years related experience are required

  • 5+ years of related experience

  • Possess ability to read and understand schematic diagrams and partition circuitry into functional blocks

  • Familiarity with Windchill/Relex software and 217Plus reliability prediction model preferred

  • Familiarity with overall ARP-4761A System Safety process for Commercial applications and MIL-STD-882e System Safety process for Military applications, or ISO 26262 for Road Vehicle Functional Safety preferred


  • Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.

  • Proof of full vaccination will be required as a condition of employment in this position, subject to consideration of accommodations for medical or religious reasons.

  • An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug test and background check, and applicants who do not successfully pass both the drug test and background check will not be considered for employment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.