Software Validation Engineer

Location:  Stevenage, England

Our market leading, well-established client based in Stevenage are looking for an experienced Software Validation Engineer to join their growing team on an initial 10 month contract. The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated and dynamic development group working at the centre of embedded software development on one of the most exciting Space missions currently under development.

The Software Validation Engineer will define, develop and support software applications dedicated to airlines operation support and will ensure that software applications meet the needs from stakeholders (Flight operations, Maintenance & Engineering). The successful candidate will guarantee product developments and designs are performed within budget, time and quality, and will identify change requirements and the components involved: hardware, software, applications, processes, information and technology platform. They will have the ability to provide sufficient detailed data and information about system elements to enable the implementation consistent with architectural entities as defined in models and views of the system architecture and in accordance with the allocated requirements, as well as taking into account interoperability, scalability, usability and security.

SW Validation Role Tasks
- Developing test procedures, execution, debug and formal results preparation.
- Anomaly investigation, including liaison with software designers and requirements authors.
- Inspection of peers' test procedures versus applicable technical and process requirements.
- Configuration & administration of updated test software.

Essential qualifications/skills/experience:
Engineering degree in software, computer science or similar
Experience of Real-time embedded software engineering lifecycle process. (Min. 3years relevant experience in real-time embedded Software engineering domains - design, code/test, integration, validation)
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)
Proficiency in formally validating software against baseline requirements
Java programming (min. 2 years professional experience); C coding; Linux scripting skills

Desirable experience:
Experience in the satellite/space, avionics or similar industry.
ECSS software engineering standards (Q-80B, E-40).
ERC32 / LEON / SPARC processor.
MIL-STD 1553B, and/or spacewire.
Data transport packet protocols (CCSDS).
Microsoft Windows 7; Linux Red Hat 4.x

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