Software Assurance Consultant 6 MonthsSalisburyA 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 ResponsibilitiesTo 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 RequiredSoftware engineering experienceSoftware assessment experience or a desire to learnThorough 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 essentialKey AccountabilitiesAccuracy and Quality of Technical AdviceDelivery of technical output to time, cost and qualityBehavioural RequirementsSound communication skills, including the ability to construct and convey logical arguments effectivelyAnalytical thinker and problem solver, able to apply analysis in a pragmatic and effective wayAble to develop clear strategies for gathering, analysing, and evaluating software evidenceStrong inter-personal skills and ability to work well within a teamAble to deliver results against defined deadlinesPragmatic in the judgement of software integrity and the determination of an adequate level of evidenceA professional and presentable demeanour appropriate for representing the client when interfacing with the customer or contractors, either as part of a team or individuallyBe able to exercise diplomacy in discussions and negotiations with the customers and contractors to maintain productive working relationshipsPrepared to go on detachments in the UK and overseasEssential QualificationsAn Honours Degree in a Software or Safety Engineering discipline, or equivalent professional qualifications and experienceDesirable QualificationsPostgraduate Qualification in Software or Safety Engineering disciplineMembership of relevant professional bodyPosition 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.