Software Safety Engineer

Newport (Casnewydd)
£650 per day
06 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Software Safety Engineer is required to develop and support the delivery of software safety artefacts to generate safety cases and supporting contractual deliveries. Specifically the post holder will be responsible for: Providing proactive software safety engineering support to the programme Design Authorities and Role Leads in robust software safety arguments. Providing proactive software safety engineering support to the programme. Critically reviewing software safety evaluating compliance evidence from internal/external teams, suppliers and government furnished equipment. Supporting a 'design for safety' culture within the stakeholder community and ensuring safety requirements are used to influence engineering design. Ability to undertake software review and acceptance in the areas of safety critical software design, implementation and test, MISRA C++ Coding Standards, Unit Testing Techniques and Tools (e.g. LDRA) and the development of Software Development Plans and Test Plans, and providing technical subcontractor management and support. Generating, analysing and reviewing Fault Trees, Hazard Log, Causal Events and maturity of Controls to support approval of the 'Accident-Hazard-Control-Evidence' traceability. Performing requirements analysis in DOORS and Rhapsody. Supporting reviews and meetings of Hazards, Controls and supporting evidence with stakeholder community. Collating safety evidence in support of System Safety Case development and population of DOORs and Cassandra. Leading the delivery of software elements of the physical and functional hazard compliance through engagement, and the creation of the software sections of the Hazard Analysis Reports with all the supporting evidence, arguments, strategies, goals, assumptions (as per the GSN Standard). Collating safety evidence in support of System Safety Case development. Lead and support reviews with stakeholder community as appropriate. The successful candidate will have the below skills: A software safety engineer with significant experience who has undertaken software safety assessments on major UK defence programmes through to certification and customer approval for use within military land system applications. A proven track record of substantial experience in the software safety engineering domain and within the armoured fighting vehicle sector. Experience in producing Safety Cases in accordance with, DEF STAN 00-56, JSP 454 and POSMS at System level including all primary sub-systems. Experienced in producing compelling software safety arguments. Derivation of appropriate software safety criteria/requirements. Undertaking hazard identification, hazard analysis and risk assessment to include HAZOP, SWIFT,FMEA(CA), FTA, ETA, GSN techniques. Understanding of software safety requirements and techniques. Producing and assessing tolerability and ALARP arguments. Proven application of recognized standards and procedures including Def Stan 00-56, IEC 61508, JSP 454, ISO 26262, POSMS, Do-178B, JSP 375, JSP 815. Understanding and application of safety and general purpose tool sets, e.g.: FaultTree, Cassandra©, ASCE and MS Office tools. Candidates must be willing to undergo a security vetting procedure. This job was originally posted as