Safety Critical Software Engineer

Ref: ZR_6567_JOB  ·  Posted on 09 May 2022


My client is flexible about where candidates are based as there is some 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. This team work across development, test and verification. You will be leading a team within a consultancy environment.

My client develops safety critical software within industries such as Nuclear Power, Defence, Rail and Aerospace.

Some experience within a team leadership role is required.


Key responsibilities
  • Advise 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 client’s project and bid managers to balance time, cost, quality and client satisfaction parameters.
  • Mentor junior staff and support their competency growth.
  • Work with the technical assurance team to ensure the quality of work that they deliver meets the highest high professional standards.
  • Developing pragmatic and novel solutions to complex problems.
  • Contributing to a range of project lifecycle stages from concept to decommissioning.
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 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.
  • Ideally a Chartered status or be working towards this.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.

You will be required to hold a minimum of SC. If you do not hold an active SC clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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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