Software Assurance Consultant

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    Salisbury, Wiltshire

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    Kate Smith

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Software Assurance Consultant

6 Months


A national security clearance is required for this role

Our client comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.

Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Specific Responsibilities

  • To act as an Independent Technical Assessor of the software of safety critical/related aircraft systems and provide advice on airworthiness issues related to those systems. This will involve the assessment of third party software and/or software documentation for adequate safety and conformance to standards.

Knowledge, skills and Personal Qualities Required

  • Software engineering experience
  • Software assessment experience or a desire to learn
  • Thorough knowledge of military and/or civil standards for software safety (including Def Stan 00-56, Def Stan 00-55, DO-178x)
  • Working knowledge of Airworthiness Principles and Requirements (including Def Stan 00-970 and UK Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publications)
  • Experience of providing technical assurance in the software domain would be an advantage but is not essential

Key Accountabilities

  • Accuracy and Quality of Technical Advice
  • Delivery of technical output to time, cost and quality

Behavioural Requirements

  • Sound communication skills, including the ability to construct and convey logical arguments effectively
  • Analytical thinker and problem solver, able to apply analysis in a pragmatic and effective way
  • Able to develop clear strategies for gathering, analysing, and evaluating software evidence
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work well within a team
  • Able to deliver results against defined deadlines
  • Pragmatic in the judgement of software integrity and the determination of an adequate level of evidence
  • A professional and presentable demeanour appropriate for representing the client when interfacing with the customer or contractors, either as part of a team or individually
  • Be able to exercise diplomacy in discussions and negotiations with the customers and contractors to maintain productive working relationships
  • Prepared to go on detachments in the UK and overseas

Essential Qualifications

  • An Honours Degree in a Software or Safety Engineering discipline, or equivalent professional qualifications and experience

Desirable Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Qualification in Software or Safety Engineering discipline
  • Membership of relevant professional body

Position Requirements:

  • This position would suit either an experienced software assurance provider or someone with suitable software knowledge to grow into the position. The position is within an existing team with a portfolio of work extending for many years and opportunity for promotion and growth exists for the person with the required behaviours and ambitions.

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.