On-Board Software Validation Engineer

Location
Stevenage
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
02 May 2017
Closes
30 May 2017
Ref
RMS0177162
Contact
David Hogan
Discipline
Software
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
The Company:
makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The Role:
• Engineering degree in software, computer science or similar
• Excellent experience of Real-time embedded software engineering lifecycle process. (Min. 5years work experience in real-time embedded Software engineering domains - design, code/test, integration, validation)
• Java programming (min. 2 years professional experience); C coding; Linux scripting skills
• Software process oriented. Disciplined & quality mind-set (on-quality, on-schedule, on-cost)
• Excellent software problem solving skills - diagnostic approach (solution-oriented)
• Good communication skills in English (verbal & written) in a multi-disciplinary team
• Results oriented - Strives for team & individual goals
• Able to work with minimum supervision
• Proactive approach; selflessness and flexibility

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Excellent experience of large, complex embedded real-time systems/software engineering (design, code, test).
• Excellent knowledge of RTOS for real-time embedded systems (hard deadline, multi-tasking).
• Formal software development & validation, including expertise on requirements traceability.
• Production of detailed test specifications.
• Mastery of development & test environments (simulators, IDEs, Cygwin, Doors and similar).
• Configuration management using ClearCase, CVS or similar
• Change tracking with ClearQuest, Bugzilla or similar
• Experience in the satellite/space, avionics, automotive, telecoms or similar industry.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Previous experience using satellite platform control software
• Spacecraft systems engineering knowledge (electrical systems; thermal sensors & actuators; propulsion technology; navigation sensors, algorithms and instruments; other instruments…)
• ERC32 / LEON / SPARC processor.
• MIL-STD 1553B and spacewire communication.
• Data transport packet protocols (CCSDS).
• ECSS software engineering standards (Q-80B, E-40).
• Previous experience with Astrium on-board software processes.
• Microsoft Windows 7; Linux Red Hat 4.x

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.