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Principal Software Assurance Engineer

Principal Software Assurance Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    Up to £61.92 per hour

  • Contact:

    Mike Birchall-Murray

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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  • Client:

    Morson Talent

Software Assurance

Location: Barrow

Duration: 6 months

Rate: £48.18 per hour PAYE (inclusive of holiday allowance) or £61.92 per hour Umbrella

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. In this role we are looking for someone to:

  • 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.


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


  • Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum)
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