Principal Safety Critical Software Engineer

  • Our client is currently recruiting for people to work in the Defence and Aerospace domains
  • Our client offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients
Ref: ZR_6184_JOB  ·  Posted on 19 May 2021

Introduction

  • Our client is currently recruiting for people to work in the Defence and Aerospace domains
  • Our client offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients
  • Our client offers ‘through-life’ support to the MoD and equipment manufacturers, and because they don’t manufacture anything themselves, their clients can rely on them to offer independent and unbiased recommendations
  • The industry looks to them for advice on the latest issues and, with duty of care always high on the MoD’s agenda, which is driving this increasing demand
Key responsibilities
  • To provide consultancy to clients, who will be responsible for systems having a significant programmable element, that are used in a safety or security critical context
  • Providing a service to clients to provide advice on how to develop and verify such systems to ensure that they meet engineering standards and regulatory requirements, as well as providing services to develop and verify programmable systems

 

Skills & experience
  • Knowledge of design, development and test of real-time, embedded software, particularly in a safety-critical context
  • Experience of applying standards used in safety and mission-critical industries such as IEC 61508, DEF-STAN 00-55 and 00-56, ARP4754/4761 and/or RTCA DO-178/DO-254
  • Experience of developing and / or assuring Software, Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) and Complex Electronic Hardware (CEH) Systems
  • Our client is especially interested in hearing from candidates that have demonstrable –Experience of providing independent advice, support and guidance in an Aerospace, Rail, Nuclear, Medical or other safety critical environment
  • Experience of developing pragmatic and novel solutions to complex problems, with an ability to think “outside of the box” where required
  • Degree-level qualification in Electronics Engineering, Software Engineering, Safety-critical systems engineering, Computer Science or STEM subject. Chartered Engineer status, or membership of a relevant professional body is expected

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Track record of developing or verifying and validating safety-critical systems and/or software in a highly regulated industry such as Nuclear, Medical or Aerospace
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to contribute to all elements of the project lifecycle
  • Excellent communication skills in the English language, both written and verbal, and with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team
  • A strong work ethic and level of professionalism
  • Candidate needs to be organised and be able to think creatively
Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 day
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period
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Engineering Software Engineer Permanent SC Cleared Defence Aerospace Nuclear

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