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Software Quality Assurance Engineer
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Recruiter: BAE Systems
Listed on: 12th June
Location: Rochester
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Reference: 00062104_1560337463
Contact Name: Grainne Henderson

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Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Would you like to an exciting opportunity to join our Development Quality Assurance Department? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Quality Assurance Engineer at our site in Rochester.

As a Software Quality Assurance Engineer, you will be working on new avionics development projects. This opportunity enables someone with existing DO - 178 B/C (minimum) experience to Design Assurance Level (DAL) A to gain further knowledge and experience in the regulation of safety and integration of aircraft systems software.

This role will provide you with excellent and ongoing training and development, coming in a s less experienced Engineer there will be a lot of scope for development upwards within the team. This role will provide exposure to work alongside various stakeholders across the business.


Your main responsibilities as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer will involve:

Primary Role: Develop and Implement project audit plans to verify and certify compliance with DO-178B/C and other regulatory requirements

Planning, conducting, reporting and effectively communicating project audit results.

Managing and maintaining the Quality tasks and activities in line with the Quality Assurance Plan

Documenting the completion of effective actions to address root cause and prevent recurrence

Supporting process owners in the development of root cause and action plans to address findings.

Reporting progress and drive escalation of overdue audit corrective actions.

Secondary roles: There is an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the quality assurance role within the System development lifecycle. This will provide the opportunity to;

Gaining experience in the Aerospace industry including processes such as ARP4754 - (Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems) and ARP 4761, Guidelines and Methods for

Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment.

Gaining experience in associated Military Standards for Systems and Software design and development.

Gaining experience in PLD development to DO-254, Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware.


Your skills and qualifications:


Basic understanding of Software and Quality

Understanding and experience in configuration management

Understanding and experience in high integrity, safety critical, software design, development and certification

Demonstrable evidence of root cause investigations and supporting implementation of actions to prevent recurrence

Use of associated tools for Requirements Management and Configuration Management



Experience of EN9100 (AS9100) Quality System requirements

Experience of ARP-4754 Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems

Experience of ARP-4761 Guidelines and Methods for Conducting the Safety Assessment Process on Civil Airborne Systems and Equipment

Experience of hosting external audit teams e.g. regulatory authority, certification bodies or customers


What we're looking for in you:

You must have excellent energy and drive to make a real difference to the successful certification of a

Product. You must possess an ability to work both on own or as part of a team. You will have an ability to have a pragmatic approach to problem solving.


Location: Rochester

Salary: £Competitive based on skills and experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.


BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.


BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.