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 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 QinetiQ 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 bodyDetails:Location: Boscombe DownDuration: 6 monthsSalary: £500 - £600 per dayPlease 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.