Software Engineer - ADA

Location: Fareham, Hampshire Salary: £35 - £45 per hour
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Jack Pleon

Software Engineer - ADA


Software Engineer - ADA required to join a globally established defence / engineering company in the Havant area. This company has recently won some large projects within the Maritime industry so ideally the ADA Software Engineer will have come from a Navy / defence related background.

As the successful Software Engineer ADA you will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • 9 day working fortnight (Every other Friday off)
  • The chance to work on large maritime projects alongside the Royal Navy

Responsibilities for the Software Engineer - ADA:

  • Provide software development skills to a number of software development programmes.
  • Deliver software enhancements to satisfy technical requirements, within budget and to programme timescales.
  • Estimate, plan and track own technical tasks, providing clear accurate and timely status reporting.
  • Contribute to the delivery of the Team and Project goals and objectives, through demonstrating professional and flexible proactive behaviours.

Requirements (Skill set) for the Software Engineer - ADA include:

  • Experience of developing and testing real-time embedded software for defence platforms.
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of Software Engineering, with a proven track record of demonstrating the following skills:
    • Analytical: ability to analyse a wide range of technical problems and provide imaginative and pragmatic solutions.
    • Negotiation: ability to resolve issues in an effective productive manner.
    • Communication: ability to produce and present convincing presentations, design documents, etc.
    • Decision-making: ability to make appropriate decisions based on sound facts.
    • Interpersonal: ability to work within a team of people, good listening and debating skills.
    • Technical innovation: ability to achieve solutions innovatively.
  • Significant experience of programming in ADA
  • Experience of creating and developing software designs using a formal software design tool (ideally Enterprise Architect, or close equivalent). Must have experience of UML methodology, including a good appreciation of the diagram set.
  • Adherence to process within a software development environment.
  • Excellent written communication through the use of e-mail, presentation and formal reports.
  • Strong drive to deliver on both personal and team commitments. Good appreciation of programme impact due to not achieving those goals.
  • A self-starter, capable of working effectively without day to day supervision, requiring only general direction.
  • Ability to operate effectively and efficiently within cost constraints.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with the confidence to represent the organisation both internally and externally.
  • Strong appreciation of sound Configuration Management and Change Control practices.

Desirable skills for the Software Engineer - ADA:

  • Experience of static and dynamic test tools.
  • Experience of Interface Definition Language (IDL).

The Software Engineer - ADA will need to be eligible for SC clearance (Security clearance)

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