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Senior Consultant, Software Assurance

  • Job reference: AD-000680
  • Sector: Defence, Information Communications
  • Location: Aldershot
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About us

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations

The right candidates will need to demonstrate a desire to be challenged and to contribute towards the success and growth of the business. In return we can offer a rewarding role, career development, an empowered and supportive working environment and competitive reward package which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave.

The role and responsibilities

The Atkins Software Assurance team specialises in consultancy, verification and testing of software and programmable hardware used in safety-critical systems. Due to increased demand from clients across many industry sectors including Nuclear Power, Rail, Defence 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
Supporting the sales process through development of opportunities and contributing to proposal writing

Additionally there is potentially a role to line managing a team, with responsibilities including setting and review of performance and development objectives and mentoring staff.

This is an opportunity to join a growing 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. We are looking for an experienced engineer with the skills, personality and experience to set the technical direction for projects.

The requirements

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 (or equivalent) in a numerical discipline with a significant software engineering element (CEng preferable).

Additional information

Some work outside normal office hours may be necessary. Travel to and from client sites and/or temporary secondment to client’s offices may also be required. Secondments to other offices in the UK or overseas may be available.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.


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