Name: Defence Equipment and Support
Status: Full Time
Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) are looking for Software Safety Specialists to join the Internal Technical Support team, in the Engineering department.
The ITS Independent Safety Environmental Audit team is a significant and growing area of consultancy, providing the business with independent Safety and Environmental audit or advice services. The Programmable Elements Specialism is seeking to expand their expert team, to attract software and complex hardware specialists for project and programme safety activities across DE&S.
Please note: some of these posts will be restricted to sole UK nationals only.
You will act as an expert in independent programmable elements safety advice and audit and provide an increasing catalogue of services to Delivery Teams, assuring the delivery of safe and suitable equipment to the Front Line. Encompassing functionality through programmable elements, you will focus on assurance of process compliance against Software Safety Defence Standards (DEF STAN) and associated recognised good practice standards.
Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Improving contract/delivery times and increase consistency by identifying and spreading Safety and Environmental best practice across DE&S
Scoping fixed price technical consultancy tasks to meet customer needs and be deliverable to cost, time and quality
Helping clients identify and solve complex software and hardware safety challenges
Working on complex products, systems and services
Providing independent programmable elements audit capability against a catalogue of services to ensure best practice and best value to the customer
Administering knowledge and experience of audit and review of programmable elements safety management plans, safety cases and programmable elements safety summary (PESS) report, or equivalent industry artefacts
Acting as independent subject matter expert in software and complex hardware, to challenge delivery teams and industry partners on best practice, compliance, continuous improvement, risk analysis and mitigation techniques
The ability to provide professional expert consultancy services to a range of senior stakeholders
What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
Programmable elements, software and/or complex hardware engineering experience
Demonstrable ability to scope and deliver high quality outputs to time and cost against developed programmes of work
An understanding and knowledge of developing clear, logical and convincing programmable elements safety arguments in support of safety assessments or cases
Experience delivering technical consultancy services in a commercial environment
Level 6 qualification in a relevant engineering or science discipline, or extensive relevant experience in software, programmable elements or systems safety (or other relevant subject)
It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
Training related to programmable elements related safety standards (e.g. IEC 61508)
Understanding of DEF STAN 00-055
Understanding and experience of complex software and hardware within military domains
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
Application of Analytical Techniques
Technical Risk Management
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
Managing a quality service
What's in it for you?
You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.
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Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employees ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
About your team
Cutting-edge engineering and science is a critical component in delivering modern, battle-winning technologies to all branches of the armed forces. Engineering is the largest business area within DE&S and its one of the most fulfilling too. From managing technical risks, engineering resources and services, to defining and assuring best practice, our engineers are exemplars both within DE&S and our industry partners and professional bodies.
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Please apply before 21st February 2021.
James Craig£43,350 - £51,000
Defence Equipment and Support
MOD Abbey Wood, Filton, Bristol, BS34 8JH
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