Principal Engineer - Product Assurance (Software)

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Principal Engineer – Product Assurance (Software)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: £54,353 per annum

What you’ll be doing:

    Conducting reviews of software plans and processes (e.g. software management plans)

      Reviewing evidence of software safety in product design

        Briefing and advising on software-related aspects of other assurance issues

          Contributing to platform-level assurance planning

            Work across all the current and future submarine build programmes throughout the engineering life cycle

              Auditing evidence from first and second level assurance and third party mutual assurance

              Your skills and experiences:


              • Experience of relevant software safety standards (ideally IEC 61508 or similar)
              • Extensive experience of software development which must be in a relevant/similar industry
              • Good stakeholder communication and management experience
              • Relevant software degree or extensive experience


              You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

              The Engineering Product Assurance Team

              This really is an exciting and unique time to join the team where you will have a vast and broad exposure to both the business and product. There will be numerous opportunities for development and progression within the function.

              Why BAE Systems?

              This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

              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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.


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