Avionics Senior Software Engineer

Avionics Senior Software Engineer

Job Title: Avionics Senior Software Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hastings, East Sussex
Salary: £36400 - £46000 per annum
Reference: T2KL/1373919
Contact Name: Sammons Group
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 08, 2019 02:10

Job Description

Description of Program:

Our reputable client is currently recruiting a Senior Software Engineer - Avionics on a permanent basis. They are a world-leader in the integration of cutting-edge defence and security systems, delivering decisive advantage to military, government and civil customers worldwide.

Purpose of Position:

This role is for a Senior Software Engineer who is looking to apply their software development experience and established technical aptitude in a new and challenging environment. The successful candidate will find themselves working on avionics programmes at various stages of the software development lifecycle, applying modern software engineering techniques on existing and new programmes. The successful candidate will have language, domain knowledge and experience relevant to defence avionics embedded products. The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to combine that with their technical knowledge to underpin their technical decision making.


Initially this role will be within a team involved in the development of a safety critical embedded software product. The successful candidate will be expected to innovate and contribute to the development of company products to improve capability, effectiveness, and affordability. The successful candidate will also be expected to pro-actively contribute to advancing the skills and capabilities of the software engineering community within Electronic Systems in Hastings.

The Senior Software Engineer will undertake a range of activities, including:

  • Technical leadership of product development teams
  • Development of architectural concepts and designs
  • Advancing the department's skills and capabilities
  • Mentoring junior software engineers
  • Achieving design assurance needs to time scale and budget

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • The successful candidate will need to hold or be able to obtain Security Clearance
  • Sufficient relevant software engineering and domain competence across most of the aspects captured below
  • Strong experience of the full software development lifecycle
  • UML analysis and design
  • Embedded software development, both with and without RTOS
  • Ada 95/2012
  • Software Configuration management and build control

Desirable skills:

  • Experience of safety critical software development Formal methods
  • Safety case development
  • Unit Test
  • Requirements capture preferably with DOORS experience
  • Linux development (deployment, device drivers)
  • SysML design modelling
  • RTCA DO-178C(or DO-178B)
  • PowerPC and ARM processors, single and multi-core


  • An advanced understanding of the challenges associated with software engineering of avionics equipment.
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • High levels of motivation, integrity and professionalism
  • Flexibility, innovation, and commitment to delivery are required.
  • Commitment to professionalism
  • The ideal candidate would be registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng)

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