Providing technical direction and surveillance to assure that the quality of the software and its development process adhere to program requirements and standards.
Reviewing system-level designs and perform software architecture, requirements, and coding verification activities.
Review and oversight of multiple stages of safety critical, real-time software design, development, and test
Monitoring programs to ensure adherence to company and program standards
Identifying issues and risks and work with the software development team to resolve.
Chairing reviews of software Non-conformances and ensure implementation of effective corrective action.
Ensuring incorporation of SW reliability, fault tolerance & maintainability features.
Participating in milestone reviews, including chairing software Test Readiness Reviews.
Performing in-process and phase-end audits and surveys, identify risks, and agree on corrective actions.
Performing software safety analyses as required.
Performing software subcontractor audits as required.
Finding process improvements for increased quality, productivity, efficiency, and cost savings.
As part of the team, you will contribute to the design, implementation, maintenance, and testing of a wide spectrum of software solutions, including but not limited to safety-critical, real-time flight software solutions, ground control software, simulators, and test software tools.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
Minimum 5+ years of relevant experience for intermediate level; 8+ years for senior
Previous experience in software product or quality assurance
Strong knowledge and understanding of C/C++, able to read and modify codes
Experience with Agile development (continuous integration/build automation)
Highly motivated and enthusiastic, with a positive attitude
Previous experience with any of the following: MIL / NASA/ ESA Software and SW Product Assurance standards is an asset;
Experience with V&V (verification and validation).
Experience with product assurance of firmware/VHDL.
Experience with development and/or test of safety critical, real-time software solutions.
Experience with automated testing/scripts.
What Works Well (or Doesn’t):
We sometimes attract candidates who’ve done only automated testing for the banking or insurance industries – they aren’t typically good fits for the role, unless they’re early in their career with potential to expand learn.
For the senior level hires, we are looking for people who can lead a small team of more junior software PAs.
Interpersonal skills are key.
We are particularly looking for two critical skills:
Independent V&V Coordinator (someone to lead independent V&V should have all the above, plus some ability to lead/manage)
Someone who has experience in Firmware/FPGA/VHDL assurance
Strong written/verbal communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills