Software Safety Engineer

Hertfordshire | Electronic, Engineering

Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance, and as a minimum be living in the UK 5 years. .

Working: Flexible working hours and some remote working potentials where possible.

It's no wonder, they have been among the winners of the annual Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards, 2022, and most recently receiving three accreditation gold standard awards with Investors in People!

"Interesting work. Good work-life balance. Employees made to feel valued." Software Engineer, 5 Dec 2022. *Glassdoor review.

"Promotes and believes in a good work/life balance Interesting work on most programmes Encourages internal mobility. Offers good development/training opportunities" Principal Systems Engineer, 19 Dec 2022. *Glassdoor review.

As a Software Safety Engineer you will be part of a team delivering software safety arguments for the next generation of advanced systems, and have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within the defence systems domain, with a specific focus on the safety assurance of the company's software products.

You will help to lead and develop software safety across multiple specialist areas including Embedded, Command and Control (C2) and Mission Planning systems.

You will co-ordinate safety-related activities across multiple projects and product variants in order to ensure the efficient delivery of software safety solutions into these areas.

A hands-on role that requires a combination of both technical and organisational/inter-personal skills.

You will be involved in developing the company's software safety processes for the adoption of new technology within a safety context.

The Software Product Lines and Capability team supports the development of software that drives some of the most advanced systems in the world.

The business applies small, focused teams of engineers to sophisticated problems; you will work with a dedicated group of expert software and systems engineers on exciting and novel products.

Experience needed:

  • Significant experience in delivering safety-related/critical reports and arguments.
  • Experience of being responsible for the authoring and delivery of (software) safety cases and arguments and will be comfortable working with engineers from other subject areas (including international colleagues).
  • To succeed in this role you will need to have an eye for detail, understand the need for complete openness and traceability in the safety arguments that you produce, and demonstrate unshakeable integrity in your dedication to the role.
  • You will favour a collaborative, open approach to development and have the ability to encourage others and maintain momentum during development.
  • The work that you undertake will be across multiple products and sites, so strong communication skills and the ability to motivate others is needed.


  • Experience / Exposure in the Defence or Aerospace sectors.
  • Knowledge and proven application of Modular Safety Cases and use of the Goal Structuring Notation (GSN).
  • Familiarisation and working knowledge of standards such as: Def Stan 00-055, 00-056; IEC 61508, and RTCA DO-178C.
  • Ability to work with, and produce, FFA / HAZOP / SHARD.

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