Software Safety Lead

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Software Safety Lead

Salary:£75000 - £95000 per annum
Location: South West, Bristol
Consultant:Andrew Little
Telephone:01202 204 086
Our Client is a dynamic and rapidly growing company in the UK defence sector, renowned for excellence in complex program delivery. They are currently seeking an experienced Software Safety Assurance professional to join their team and lead the development of the in-house Software Safety Assurance capability.

Role Overview: The role of lead in Software Safety Assurance capability is a pivotal position that will play a crucial role in shaping the future of the company. This opportunity is ideal for a seasoned Principal Consultant or an ambitious professional ready to advance their career to the next level.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting Safety Assessments throughout the full lifecycle on software or programmable element-intensive safety-critical systems. They will also develop Functional Safety strategies across multiple domains and applications, coach and mentor junior team members, provide technical leadership on projects, tenders, and quotations, and ensure customer satisfaction, fostering repeat business. Additional responsibilities include supporting recruitment, training, and mentoring initiatives, leading business-winning activities, account management, and growth efforts, and contributing to the definition and achievement of business objectives. Exploring prospects for alliances and partnerships to exploit new opportunities is also a key aspect of the role.

Required Experience: The ideal candidate will possess significant experience and knowledge of applying safety standards such as IEC 61508, 62061, 61511, Def STAN 00-055, ARP 4754A, DO-178C, or DO-254. Proficiency in systems and software engineering processes, techniques, or languages is required, along with experience in one or more of the following defence domains: Air; Land; Sea; Ordnance, Munitions, and Explosives; Nuclear. Previous consultancy and business-winning experience is essential.

Required Skills: The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong customer focus, adept at eliciting and understanding requirements. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are crucial. They should be organised and autonomous, with the ability to manage tasks, budgets, and changing priorities. An optimistic and driven approach, with the capability of leading teams and collaborating as a team player, is highly desirable. The ability to apply core experience and skills to new domains and quickly understand new domain regulations and requirements is also key.

Location: The position may involve working from the office (Bristol/Manchester), client sites, and home. Flexible travel may be required.

Position Type: Permanent: Full-time or Part-time.

"Prospective team members will find a welcoming and supportive work environment where they are valued contributors to a friendly professional setting. This company prioritises individual growth, providing opportunities to shape one's own work and advance their career path. As part of the engineering team, individuals will be actively involved in projects that contribute to positive global impact, including initiatives related to environmental sustainability and national security. The commitment to personal development, combined with a friendly atmosphere and meaningful projects, makes joining this team an opportunity for both professional and personal growth."
Andrew Little