NASA Statistician Principal

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Jul 27, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking to hire a Senior System Safety & Reliability Engineer to support NASA’s human spaceflight programs at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. 


Job Description

  • Provide expertise in the application of system safety and reliability analyses in support of NASA’s human spaceflight programs including, but not limited to, the Commercial Crew, Orion Multipurpose Crewed Vehicle, and Gateway Programs
  • Develop and utilize system safety and reliability analysis such as hazard analysis, FMEA, RBDA, FTA, HRA and PRA to assess ground support and spaceflight hardware, software, pre-launch, in-flight and post landing recovery operations to identify hazards and quantify risk of designated operations, conditions or events related to planned human spaceflight missions
  • Perform reliability data analysis, including the collection, classification and validation of data used to model and predict the reliability of complex spaceflight systems and crew operations under extreme environmental conditions 
  • Provide system modeling and data analysis expertise to develop reliability and probabilistic risk assessment models, and the reduction and application of probability data, including development of early flight adjustment factors
  • Coordinate with spaceflight hardware/software developers and operators to collect  failure and operations related data necessary to model spaceflight systems
  • Provide modeling and data analysis for design and operational trade studies to support risk informed decision making
  • Document assessment/analysis results in formal reports and present findings and recommendations to senior management
  • Provide technical assessments of System Safety, Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) products and processes developed/used by NASA contractors and hardware providers


 Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors in Engineering, Science (Physics), Mathematics, or Statistics, and 15 years or more experience.
  • Knowledgeable on various statistical analysis methodologies, tools and techniques including their proper application and limitations
  • US citizen able to obtain a Public Trust clearance
  • Ability to pass a NASA background check to get access to NASA facilities and IT systems


  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills