Software Safety Engineer - Stevenage

Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 6413 Date Posted: Friday 09 Feb 2024
Software Safety Engineer
Location:                Stevenage
Salary:                    £55,000 to £75,000 – DOE + bonus (up to 21%), flexible working options & good pension
An opportunity has arisen for a Software Safety Engineer, working within a global leading engineering organisation who are continuing to grow and expand. As the Software Safety Engineer, you will be part of a team delivering software safety arguments for the next generation of advanced weapon systems and have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within the defence systems domain, with a specific focus on the safety assurance of our software products.
Software Safety Engineer Role
  • Help to lead and develop software safety across multiple specialist areas including Embedded, Command and Control (C2) and Mission Planning systems.
  • You will co-ordinate safety-related activities across multiple projects and product variants in order to ensure the efficient delivery of software safety solutions into these areas.
  • A hands-on role that requires a combination of both technical and organisational/inter-personal skills.
  • You will be involved in developing software safety processes for the adoption of new technology within a safety context.
Software Safety Engineer experience required
  • Significant experience in delivering safety-related/critical reports and arguments.
  • Experience of being responsible for the authoring and delivery of (software) safety cases and arguments and will be comfortable working with engineers from other subject areas (including international colleagues). The following are desirable for this role:
    • Knowledge and proven application of Modular Safety Cases and use of the Goal Structuring Notation (GSN).
    • Familiarisation and working knowledge of standards such as: Def Stan 00-055, 00-056; IEC 61508, and RTCA DO-178C.
    • Ability to work with, and produce, FFA / HAZOP / SHARD.
  • To succeed in this role, you will need to have an eye for detail, understand the need for complete openness and traceability in the safety arguments that you produce, and demonstrate unshakeable integrity in your dedication to the role.
  • You will favour a collaborative, open approach to development and have the ability to encourage others and maintain momentum during development.
  • The work that you undertake will be across multiple products and sites, so strong communication skills and the ability to motivate others is needed.
This world leading engineering company can offer you a fantastic chance to grow, develop and fulfil your career within a dynamic and innovative environment whilst providing ongoing training, development, and progression opportunities.
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