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Software Engineer Ada95
£60-65k p/a + benefits
Hours Per Week 37.5
Positions Available 1
Our client is a leading prime contractor and systems integrator responsible for a wide portfolio of high technology programmes, complex integration, training and through-life support, spanning the defence and civil sectors
Our client operates a 9 day fortnight giving you two Fridays at home a month.
Specific Job Description
This role is for a Software Engineer to work within the RMS UK Engineering & Technology (E&T) Team on the design and implementation for Airborne Mission Systems and Ground Based Training Systems for a Naval Airborne Early Warning System called Crows Nest.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a variety of technical functions, including technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, and analysis. They will ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions and acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. This will be achieved through the translation of customer requirements into hardware and software specifications using a variety of techniques such as functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies.
o Providing oversight and engagement on the design and development of Airborne Mission Systems, Tactical Mission Systems and ground-based training systems.
o Convert requirements into appropriate software design and code, documented in adherence to relevant standards.
o Lead the way on architectural decisions to create scalable solutions for business problems.
o Identify suitable software modelling and development tools and techniques.
o Provide estimates for work and contribute to the production of metrics to track progress.
o Ensure software is developed through the SDLC according to the relevant Software Development Plan.
o Develop software in accordance with requirements and agreed design, with consideration for software quality and future maintenance.
o Ensure code reviews are other quality-related activities are carried out by the Software team.
o Produce the required documentation for Software such as User Guides, Design Documents and Coding Standards.
o Ensure collaboration with other engineering disciplines to support requirements capture and testing of software.
o Ensure Configuration Management documentation is produced accurately.
o Work with Operational Excellence staff to identify improvements to processes and other ways of reducing costs.
o Maintain current knowledge of industry techniques and technologies, including those in academia where relevant, in order to assess viability for use.
o Be active in transferring knowledge to staff using documentation and modelling of design and code, user guides, development guides, white board sessions, seminars and 1-2-1 training.
o Support Business Development and Programme Management during capture and proposal phases.
o Working under consultative direction towards long-range goals and objectives.
o Support the Engineering management in writing processes, disseminating them and ensuring they are used to produce high quality software.
o Act as advisor to management and customers on Software technical research studies and applications.
o Be able to present to customers and collaborate with them effectively, building trusting, productive relationships.
o Support and engage effectively with organisational initiatives such as Diversity & Inclusion, Ethics training etc.
Required skills, qualifications and experience
o Solid skills in Ada 95.
o Ability to create a collaborative team environment and facilitate communication of ideas in an inclusive environment.
o Ability to work accurately from detailed System Specifications (SS), Sub-System Specifications (SSS) and Software Requirement Specifications (SRS), and to be able to trace requirements coverage.
o Ability to support Airworthiness testing and to resolve issues arising.
o Strong background in software development techniques including e.g. design patterns.
o A desire to learn new technologies and find creative solutions to complex technical and logistical problems.
o Clear and concise communication/presentation skills to influence and invoke change throughout the organisation, including liaising with other disciplines to ensure a joined-up approach to project challenges.
o Ability to proactively set the direction for use of new technologies and associated tools, and to develop roadmaps which have the support of relevant stakeholders.
o Be able to guide the direction of work with minimal managerial direction, while working collaboratively in order to guide team-members and the organisation as a whole to implement change.
o Ability to synthesize requirements from internal/external customers and strategic imperatives into software solutions that take into account technical, schedule and cost constraints, as well as requirements to optimise software for speed, memory constraints, maintainability etc.
o Ability to proactively transfer knowledge and spread best practice to relevant staff, using a variety of media and communication techniques.
o Ability to interpret current practices and processes and recommend modifications.
o Ability to work with all levels of engineering, programme management and leadership in order to achieve the impact required.
o Ability to design metrics for work and to use them to track progress.
o Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
o Proven ability to produce innovative, technically compliant and cost effective solutions.
o Real-Time Embedded Systems
Desired skills, qualifications and experience
o Experience of Airborne Mission Systems and Training Systems development.
o Experience with model-based software development (e.g. Enterprise Architect) and code generation.
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