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Senior Consultant - Software Assurance - Bristol or Aldershot

  • Job reference: AD-000808
  • Sector: Defence, Information Communications
  • Location: Aldershot, Bristol
The Opportunity

The Atkins Software Assurance team specialises in consultancy, verification and testing of software and programmable hardware used in safety-critical digital systems. Due to increased demand from clients across many industry sectors including Nuclear Power, Rail, Defence, Automotive and Aerospace we are looking to recruit a Senior Consultant whose responsibilities will include:

• Crafting technical solutions for key software projects in safety and mission critical industries
• Providing technical consultancy to key clients
• Providing technical leadership to Atkins project teams

This is an opportunity to join a growing, dynamic team with a strong pipeline of future opportunities. This is a technical role that would suit an engineer with solid experience of working with software or programmable hardware systems. Experience of Software and Digital Systems being used in a safety-related context is preferred, but not essential. Appropriate training and mentoring will be provided.

The Requirements


The following experience is preferred. Note that the role does not require experience in all of these skills.

• Experience of development and test of real-time, embedded and control systems.
• Experience of working with software-based systems in safety or mission critical industries
• Experience of software safety standards such as IEC 61508, DEF STAN 00-55, RTCA/DO-178B/C, ISO 26262, EN 50128, IEC 60880 and IEC 62566
• Experience of programmable hardware (FPGAs or ASICs) and Hardware Description Languages such as Verilog and VHDL
• Experience of high level programming languages such as C and Ada
• Experience of compilers and assembler languages
• Experience of static and formal software analysis techniques and tools (such as MALPAS, SPARK, Polyspace, etc.)
• Minimum first degree in a numerical discipline

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview

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