Software Assurance Consultant

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19 days ago

Software Assurance Consultant (SC Required)
£700 Per Day
6 Month Contract
Boscombe Down (Remote - Occasional Site Work)
Inside IR35

As the Demand for our clients services continue to grow, we are looking to further expand our Software Assurance team. Supporting Software delivery across multiple projects and other locations across the UK, you will be part of a team that provides an Independent Technical Assessment of the software of safety critical/related aircraft systems and provide advice on airworthiness issues related to those systems. Working on the latest military platforms (i.e Typhoon), you will lead the assessment of third party software and/or software documentation for adequate safety and conformance to standards.


  • You will carry out Independent Technical Evaluation (ITE) on the Eurofighter (EF) Typhoon Aircraft;
  • This involves (and each case citing evidence or lack of evidence that supports their conclusions) populating an argument for software safety under a goal structure contained in IBM DOORS owned Evaluator Working Area (EWA) modules, which consists at the highest level:
  • Establishing that a baseline exists for the software under review;
  • Establish that the SW is targeted to be developed to a known software standard (typically EF);
  • Establish that the SW development and verification process is established, and meets the above (stated) standard;
  • Establish that this process has been followed;
  • Establish that the product produced according to the above standard is suitable for use in terms of safety;
  • Where issues are found, the impact of those issues and whether they affect safety should be determined and recorded. This may involve liaison with other disciplines within the business;
  • Raising any recommendation to be delivered to the customer;
  • Evaluating the changes down to the source code level which is written in SPARK Ada and review of the associated SPARK Analysis.


  • We are either looking for an experienced technical assessor or someone looking to move into this field with a software engineering / Aviation background. Your strong communication skills will enable you to construct and convey logical arguments effectively whilst your analytical skills will allow you to analysis in a pragmatic and effective way.
  • Knowledge of aircraft SW development and of the recognised SW development standards (usually the Eurofighter development standards but could be a commercial standard such as RTCA/DO-178);
  • Knowledge of safety critical SW development, and safety engineering concepts/vocabulary;
  • Previous demonstrable ITE activity in a similar environment;
  • Understanding of the EF Toolset that includes SPARK Ada Toolset and the HOOD design tool;
  • Knowledge of EF Standards desirable;

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Fahad McCann
Recruitment Consultant

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