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about 1 year ago
Location: Crawley
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Software Engineering
Category: Health & Safety Jobs
Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Thales UK has a fantastic opportunity for an individual join our world renowned Avionics team as a Systems/Software Safety Engineer, working as part of our team of experts at our state-of-the-art facility in Crawley. This is a dynamic and integral role, working as part of a team focused on the development and delivery of products and programmes to a wide variety of customers in the aerospace sector; covering both Civil and Military domains.

The post holder will provide safety engineering expertise to programmes, including being the principal point of contact to the programme(s) for all safety related matters, including interface with customers and their appointed Independent Safety Environmental Auditor (ISEA) & Independent Technical Evaluator (ITE), Thales suppliers and support consultants.

Role & Responsibilities:

* Providing System and Software safety support and advice to other disciplines within the organisation
* Responsible for managing the Safety Work Package
* You are responsible to the PDA for ensuring that safety requirements are assessed and that the evidence demonstrates that the requirements have been met
* You are responsible to the Engineering Manager and PDA for delivery of Safety inputs at the required level of quality within the timescales and budget agreed for the programme
* Responsible to QA for ensuring that the system complies with all legal and legislative safety requirements
* Production of safety-related documentation in line with Thales processes, including System or Equipment Safety Cases, to support delivery and use of equipment containing software/firmware, including evidence of compliance to standards such as Def Stan 00-55, 00-56, DO-254 and DO-178B/C, CS 25.1309, AMC 25.1309 and ARP4761. etc.
* Liaise with suppliers, in acceptable approaches to meeting the allocated requirements (e.g. Def Stan 00-56, including read-across from US Standards (Mil Std, RTCA-DO, etc)).
* Review and approve documentation delivered by suppliers of software including: Software Safety Management Plans, Software Development Plans, Version Description Documents, evidence of test cases/procedures and results at all levels, Safety analysis and safety cases.
* Review airworthiness certification documentation relating to equipment containing software/firmware.
* Support bid work for potential future programmes including estimation of time and cost and input to the technical solution proposal

Examples of the programmes you could be dedicated to:

* Supporting the delivery of our innovative Air to Ground Solution for aircraft, which provides vastly improved internet access for airline passengers
* The development of our next generation Control Display Navigation Unit for military helicopter platforms
* Supporting one of the several studies we are undertaking for the Integrated Module Communications (IMC) programme, to shape the future of aircraft communication systems

Desired knowledge, qualifications and experience

Thales is committed to hiring individuals with a “can do” and positive attitude with willingness to learn and improve on skills and knowledge. We are looking for an agile and innovative individual that possesses some of the following key skills and attributes required:

* Formal qualification or equivalent training/experience in safety related industry
* An understanding of System Engineering and System Engineering Processes and Practices, including knowledge of Systems Lifecycles
* Domain knowledge covering; an awareness of how avionic systems interrelate and interconnect, a basic understanding of aircraft environmental requirements, and knowledge of operator aspects of avionic systems are useful but not essential
* Experience of performing, or having involvement with, hazard analysis techniques such as Functional Failure Analysis (FFA), Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), System Safety Assessment (SSA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is desirable (FMEA).
* Knowledge of safety related standards such as Def Stan 00-55, 00-56, DO-178B/C and DO-254, CS 25.1309, AMC 25.1309 and ARP4761.etc.
* Knowledge of safety related standards such as Def Stan 00-55, 00-56, DO-178B/C and DO-254, CS 25.1309, AMC 25.1309 and ARP4761.etc.
* Is a team player; who can perform effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment, but is also capable of working independently
* Pays attention to detail and can understand complex ideas, but is also capable of stepping back and understanding the wider context and concepts in which the business operates
* Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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