Senior Safety Critical Software Engineer

Location: Chertsey, Portland


Hours: 37.5

Vacancy Number: P0158C/P

Job Purpose

We are expanding our software and systems engineering team with this exciting opportunity for the most able of candidates. The work will range from software development, system engineering, technical governance, and mentoring of a software design team. The work covers both the Maritime and Land domains. 

Reporting to: Project Manager 

Candidate Requirements

  • Software design, development and review (from concept to final product) for a range of systems from small embedded single processors through to multi-processor networked systems.
  • Work with systems and hardware engineers to develop multi-discipline solutions, including the definition of software-hardware and software-firmware interfaces.
  • Undertake Safety Critical design activities at both the equipment, system and software levels ensuring rigorous test procedures are in place to verify these.
  • Meeting technical requirements through all phases of design, integration and leading to customer acceptance.
  • Technical governance of a portfolio of projects by acting as Design Authority or independent reviewer as appropriate.
  • Undertake the duties of the Software lead where additional support may be required on projects, bids and product development activities.
  • Make decisions on the suitability of engineering design solutions. 
  • Liaise and co-operate with the Project Managers and Design Authorities to resolve technical, project or resource problems and conflicts.
  • Provision of software mentoring across project personnel.
  • Supporting the research and development of products within the Company, improving engineering quality, efficiency and cost.
  • Participate in project reviews and support presentations at relevant Design Review Meetings.
  • Support to the business development team and preparation of technical proposals when required and be able to handle sensitive information in the course of your work.

Skills and Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of delivering Safety Critical systems in line with a recognised Software Safety Standard. 
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of software design and development. 
  • Degree level educated in a related engineering discipline. 
  • Proficient in a high-level programming language, C++, Java, Linux based and some awareness of NetBeans. 
  • Can evaluate, mitigate and manage engineering risks across projects for which you will be directly/indirectly responsible. 
  • Chartered member of a professional institution or working towards Chartered status would be desirable. 
  • Have a high level of both verbal and written communication skills providing regular communication to internal and external stakeholders, customers and suppliers. 
  • Be able to manage, motivate and develop engineering employees to ensure they fulfil their roles and meet targets within agreed timelines and standards of quality. 
  • Excellent written and oral communications. 
  • Ability to present complex ideas to all levels of the customer community and both internal and external Stakeholders. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-site team. 
  • Innovative and creative thinking.
  • Willingness to work as part of a collaborative enterprise with other companies including short periods of detached duty where necessary.
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