Principal Engineer - Software

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  • Location

    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £42.69 per hour

  • Contact:

    Daniel Aspinall

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Job Description

This role is to provide software assurance activities required to meet the needs of a broad range of systems, including technologies such as industrial control systems, smart instrumentation, PLCs and programmable hardware.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure Software requirements are adequately flowed into the design baseline.
    * Interact with Engineers to ensure that the software components within System Designs are adequately managed and Design Documentation is acceptable.
    * Review the software content of Technical Specifications for equipment and systems.
    * Assess the software content of tenders and provide software specialist input to vender selection panels.
    * Liaise with Safety Engineers, to ensure a coherent approach to software management is applied.
    * Liaise with Software Suppliers to maintain assurance of design intent, and to monitor resolution of issues that may compromise compliance with the requirements.
    * Witnessing of testing at the Suppliers premises.
    * Prepare acceptance evidence for Software and submit to the appropriate requirement owner for acceptance in accordance with the acceptance submissions process.
    * Undertake impact assessments in support of change submissions, engineering cost trade-offs or defects, concessions and issues that may affect Software.
    * Produce and compile evidence in support of the Software and Software Safety Requirements.
    * Contribute to the identification and rapid closure of defects and issues emerging from testing and trials, and maintain oversight of any resulting change embodiment or concession activities.
    * Articulate and present complex technical arguments clearly, logically and simply.
    * Provide assurance to the Business that software related activities are being undertaken in accordance with relevant policies, plans and processes.
    * Support the build, setting to work and commissioning of software related systems.

Key skills/Proven Ability

  • Knowledge of Software development in a modern software engineering environment from requirements through design, implementation, testing and acceptance.
  • understanding of current Ministry of Defence software policy.
  • understanding of current International software standards including software safety.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000 Tick IT and CMM.
  • Proven Ability in software quality assurance, auditing and acceptance testing