Principal Safety Software Engineer

Ref: ZR_6567_JOB  ·  Posted on 09 May 2022


My client is flexible about where candidates are based as there is a vast amount of home working, however, they will expect consultants to travel to client sites as required.

Candidates will need a minimum of 10 years working within safety critical software. The team work across development, test and verification. You will be leading a team within a consultancy environment.

Some experience within a team leadership role is required.

Key responsibilities
  • Take on leading roles in safety-critical software teams setting direction to consultancy and engineering services for a range of clients in industries such as Nuclear Power, Defence, Rail and Aerospace.
  • Advise our clients how to develop and verify safety-critical software systems and programmable systems to ensure that they meet engineering standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Shape technical strategy help our teams define delivery plans and execute these on a day-to-day basis to solve our client’s challenges.
  • Work with our project and bid managers to balance time, cost, quality and client satisfaction parameters.
  • Mentor junior staff and support their competency growth.
  • Work with our technical assurance team to ensure the quality of work that we deliver meets our high professional standards.
  • Work with our market sales teams to support bidding for new projects.
Skills & experience
  • A degree-level qualification in Computer Science, Mathematics, science or engineering subject.
  • Chartered status or be working towards this.
  • Knowledge of design, development and test of real-time, embedded software, particularly in a safety-critical context.
  • Experience of applying standards used in safety or mission-critical industries such as IECs 61508, 60880, 50128, 62061, 61513 or 61226; ARP4754; DEF-STANs 00-55 or 00-56; or DO-178C.
  • Experience of developing and / or assuring Software, Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) and Complex Electronic Hardware (CEH) Systems.

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

  • Providing independent advice, support and guidance in an Aerospace, Rail, Nuclear, Medical or other safety critical environment.
  • Developing pragmatic and novel solutions to complex problems.
  • Contributing to a range of project lifecycle stages from concept to decommissioning.
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 days.
  • 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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