Safety Software Engineer

Ref: ZR_6495_JOB  ·  Posted on 01 October 2021


Our client is an industry leader in all aspects of IT, computer network operations and cyber security and is at the forefront of the challenge to find innovative solutions that can effectively defend networks and offer protection across the entire cyber domain.

Key responsibilities
  • Be responsible to the Project Safety Manager, who leads the technical safety work and is responsible for generating the safety case.
  • Undertake software safety analysis activities as directed by the project safety manager.
  • Generate software safety requirements for the system to ensure that the customers safety targets and derived safety targets can be met by the system design (e.g. random hardware failure probabilities or systematic safety integrity level (SIL) targets for software and/or firmware.
  • Support the planning of software safety activities on a complex project, including effort estimating to deliver the project milestones and safety case objectives.
  • Generating and implementing certification plans for software and complex hardware elements to meet the safety integrity level requirements
  • Supporting audits at internal and external design reviews and safety committee meetings
  • Generating software safety analysis and documenting it in a report, which will be the subject of internal peer review, governance reviews and presenting the findings to the customer.
  • Producing technical documentation to a high standard in accordance with company/customer procedures
  • Travelling to customer and sub-contractor sites in the UK, occasionally overseas, as required
  • Undertaking analysis that positively impacts the design decisions and solutions propose by the engineering teams
  • Presenting complex and reasoned safety arguments to internal and external stakeholders in order to influence their consideration of safety decisions.
  • Working collaboratively within multi-disciplined teams to maximise the company’s reputation by generating high quality and well-reasoned outputs
Skills & experience
  • Proven and relevant work experience in a software-related engineering environment
  • Understanding and demonstration of compliance to international and defence standards such as IEC 61508 and/or Def Stan 055
  • Ability to understand hardware and software failure modes, causes and effects
  • Experience in some areas safety/reliability analysis techniques: hazard identification and analysis, FMECA, FTA, Functional Failure Analysis
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team (e.g. systems, hardware, software and ILS engineers, project management, customer and supplier engineering teams)
  • Degree, HND, HNC in Electrical/ Electronic/ Control/ Software/ Systems Engineering or related discipline

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

  • Certified TÜV Functional Safety Professional
  • Experience in achieving certification for SIL2 systems or equivalent
  • Experience in safety assurance of COTS PE based systems or high integrity software
  • Safety requirements capture and negotiation
  • Experience of IEC 61511
  • SCADA and PLC/D Development
  • Experience of WIN CC OA or similar
  • Knowledge of formal Validation and Verification processes
  • UK Defence experience on maritime projects

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

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