Software Safety Engineer - Stevenage

Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 7052 Date Posted: Friday 03 May 2024
Software Safety Engineer
Location:                 Stevenage
Salary:                     £55,000 - £75,000
Headline Benefits: A bonus of up to 21%, Strong pension, 25 days annual leave, enhanced parental leave.
We’re working with an award-winning, world-leading, technical & scientific engineering organisation, with sites across Europe, that have an exciting opportunity for a Software Safety Engineer.
Their order book stretches for many years, and they have healthy profits and a range of new projects in place. They’re stable with steady controlled growth, offer dynamic working, and fantastic opportunities to grow and develop your career further.
The business are firm believers in offering all staff the best possible platform to succeed, providing support for career development as well as personal assistance. They hold numerous awards on the back of this work and have a range of employee networks and internal communities that include Parents and Carers, Gender Equality, Neurodiversity, Pride, Ethnic Diversity and many more. They really care about their staff and are passionate about what they do and why they do it.
The Software Safety Engineer role
As a Software Safety Engineer, you will be part of a team delivering software safety arguments for the next generation of advanced missile 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.
  • 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 the software safety processes for the adoption of new technology within a safety context.
  • Supporting multiple projects covering actuation systems, launchers and weapon controllers
  • We offer an encouraging working environment where you can develop your skills across a wide range of products and technologies.
  • Your skills will be developed through a mixture of project exposure, formal training (including professional qualifications), and attendance at conferences.
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 the 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.
Please note:
Rules onsite require British Citizenship. Dual nationals can apply for this position, and you will be required to undergo UK Security Clearance.
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