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Senior Software Safety Assurance

Location: Bristol Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + + Bonus and Benefits
Sector: Safety Type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Cowx Job Published: 11 days ago

Senior Software Safety Assurance Engineer.
£75,000 - £85,000 + Bonus and benefits;

25 Days Holiday and buy/sell 5 days + bank holidays
Family Friendly Support
Flexibility with working arrangements - we focus on getting the job done
Wellbeing (Healthcare, mental health, dental, legal advice, digital GP.
Bonus Scheme
Professional Development
Life Assurance and Income Protection
Cycle to Work

We are looking for an experienced Software Safety Assurance professional with a strong foundation in UK defence and demonstrable track record of technical Safety programme delivery. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join a growing company that already has an excellent reputation for delivery.

The successful candidate will lead the Software Safety Assurance capability and will have the opportunity to develop an in-house Software Safety Assurance Team. They will be integral in helping to shape a growing company.

This role would suit an experienced Principal Software Safety Consultant, or someone ready to take the next step up in progressing their career.

Day to day, you will work with clients providing specialist consultancy services and support business development activities. You will be responsible for developing our early careers team members' skills and growing the Company's programmable elements assurance capability.
You can work from our offices, client sites and also from home.

To best support some of the clients, we sometimes need to travel; we take a flexible approach to meet both our staff and clients' needs.

Candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening and must be able to satisfy clearance criteria for UK National Security Vetting.


  • Conducting Safety Assessments throughout the full lifecycle on software or programmable element safety systems.
  • Develop Functional Safety strategies across multiple industries and applications.
  • Coach / mentor junior members of staff.
  • Technical leadership on projects, assist tenders and quotations.
  • Taking active steps to ensure customer satisfaction and actively aim for repeat business.
  • Support recruitment, training and mentoring.
  • Leadership of business winning activities, account management and growth.
  • Supporting the definition and achievement of business objectives.
  • Exploring prospects for alliances and partnerships to exploit new opportunities.

Experience profile

  • Experience and knowledge of applying the following safety standards: IEC 61508, 62061, 61511, Def STAN 00-055, ARP 4754A, DO-178C or DO-254.
  • Experience of working with systems and software engineering processes, techniques or languages.
  • Experience within one or more of the following defence domains: Air / Land / Sea / Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives / Nuclear.
  • Previous consultancy experience.


  • Strong customer focus, able to easily elicit and understand requirements, build professional relationships, and be trusted to deliver.
  • Articulate and effective communicator, able to clearly present information verbally and within written reports.
  • Organised nature, able to work autonomously, juggle tasks, work within budgets, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities.
  • An optimistic and driven approach; equally able to lead teams and be a team player.
  • Able to apply core experience and skills to new domains, and quickly understand new domain regulations and requirements.

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