Software Assurance Consultant

  • Location

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £600 per day

  • Contact:

    Marek Mazurowski

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Software Assurance Consultant - SC Cleared, military/civil standards for software safety, Def Stan 00-56, Def Stan 00-55, DO-178x, Def Stan 00-970, software engineering.

This role requires SC clearance, you must be eligible and willing to undergo the SC process in order to obtain the role.

We are looking for a Software Assurance Consultant to join our team at Experis. The Software Assurance Consultant will 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 QinetiQ 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


  • Location: Boscombe Down
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Salary: £500 - £600 per day

Please apply by submitting your CV.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.