Software Safety Assurance Opportunities

Date: 7 Jun 2024

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


It is an exciting time to be part of QinetiQ. We have many opportunities across a range of experience levels and we look forward to hearing from candidates that are interested in joining us.


If there is alignment between your skills and the opportunities currently available, we will be in contact immediately. Should the positions available not be suitable at present, with your permission, we will keep your CV on file for consideration as future roles become available.


Software Assurance
As the Demand for QinetiQ’s services continue to grow, we are looking to further expand our Software Assurance teams. Supporting software delivery across multiple projects and QinetiQ locations around the UK, you will be part of a team that provides Independent Technical Assessment of the software of safety critical/related aircraft systems and provide advice on airworthiness issues related to those systems. Working on the latest military platforms (i.e Typhoon), you will be key to the assessment of third party software and/or software documentation for adequate safety and conformance to standards.


Your Experience
Regardless of your industry background we are interested in hearing from you. Your working experience does not need to be MOD specific. If your knowledge comes from other industries such as Aviation/Aerospace, Nuclear, Rail or Medical, we are keen to explore your potential.


New to Software Assurance
In your first role or have some experience around Software Assurance? Your talents may be a good match for our team. We recruit from a range of academic and professional backgrounds and if you have qualifications or experience in Software Assurance, we would love to speak with you. You will be offered the opportunities to develop your depth and breadth of expertise and experience and set you on the path for advancement.


Opportunities for mid-career Software Assurance Professionals
If you are a mid-career professional working in an associated industry, you will be applying your expertise right from day one. Whatever your specialism or background, you can expect ongoing development to help you excel and advance. This includes expert training and mentoring, with increased emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training.


Opportunities for highly experienced Software Assurance Consultants

As a senior Software Assurance professional, you will already be a respected member of the community and can expect further specialist development (which may include support to MoD and/or industry working groups or frameworks, for example), and targeted mentoring to develop specific technical skills.


If you have senior management potential, we’ll spot and nurture it. However, to progress to more senior roles, you’ll need to be an active member of an appropriate professional body. Our Fellowship scheme recognises and develops professionals with high-level, specialist technical expertise.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

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About QinetiQ

We are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Why Join QinetiQ

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. 


Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 


Requisition ID    15747