Senior Software Safety Consultant

Are you ready to take a crucial role providing technical direction and consultancy across complex software engineering projects? Do you have practical experience delivering high-integrity standards conformant applications? Our Software Engineering team is expanding and have a couple fantastic opportunities available for talented people.

tpgroup, are currently seeking applicants with safety critical applications experience to join our small but growing Software Engineering team based in Wincanton.  We are looking for flexible, innovative and pragmatic thinkers who can help our teams and clients achieve evidenced technical excellence.

The Role

This Senior Software Safety Consultant position sits within our Consulting side of the business which works in partnership with the defence sector, national government bodies, international institutions and global prime contractors across a number of consultancy and solution delivery projects.

As a Senior Software Safety Consultant, you will advise others on best practice, help our clients deliver challenging solutions (including the achievement of technical excellence and standards conformance).  You will also work with our in-house team on a wide variety of software solutions across a number of sectors. This role is a bland of consultancy delivery and advice coupled with a chance to get involved with the development of high-integrity software projects.  You will be comfortable working as part of a tpgroup delivery team and as an individual supporting customer projects.

This role is home-based with a requirement to spend significant portions of time working with the wider team in Wincanton, and also on client sites predominately in the South and South-West of England.

About You

To deliver the role you will have extensive experience in software development, real-time embedded or application development in a high-integrity standards conformant setting. You will be familiar with standards conformance, for example IEC 61508 / IEC 62304 / DO 178C. You will have experience of more than one programming language (e.g. C++, C, C#, Python) and Real-Time Operating Systems and experience in different software engineering approaches, supporting tool-sets, and methodologies.  You will be a great communicator and have experience of technical report writing and have ideally been involved project estimating. You will need to be a team player, who has an inquisitive nature. Ideally, you have a background in different systems / software delivery lifecycles and understand how agile software development can fit within a safety related project.

What you will get in return is the opportunity to join an organisation that is growing, and would like to assist you in developing your career with us. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, expanding team, who are working on sharing innovative technical solutions for our clients.

We are developing industry leading technology solutions and services in the defence, space and renewable energy sectors and would like to provide you with the opportunity to evolve with us. We will support you in expanding your skills and capabilities with the assistance of a fantastic team around you. Also, we will offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

If you are interested in apply for this role, you must have:

  • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
  • Candidates will need to undergo an internal BPSS check prior to gaining site access.
  • Candidates will also need to either hold a current SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo a Security Clearance check (SC level) upon starting their employment with the company.
    • T gain SC clearance you will normally need at least 5 years’ UK residency.


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