Software Verification & Validation ( V&V) Engineer – Submarines – Rolls-Royce – Glasgow



Software Verification & Validation ( V&V) Engineers

Full Time

Derby Hybrid

Why Rolls-Royce?

Our submarines business is responsible for the design, manufacture, supply and through-life support of nuclear propulsion-related products and systems in support of the Royal Navy’s submarine fleet. You can find out more about the amazing projects that we are working on here:-

Join us and we’ll provide an environment where you can be yourself. An inclusive, digital-first culture that invests in you, gives you a platform for continuous learning, and access to an incredible breadth and depth of opportunities to grow your career.

To sustain our capability and products for the next 50 years, we are engaged in an active programme of research and development into control system technologies of the future. We are also leading the development of industrial process control systems for a range of in-house advanced manufacturing techniques and chemical processes used to build our reactor cores and components.

A role within Submarines will offer you the opportunity to work across all phases of the product life cycle, solving technical challenges across a wide range of digital, software, programmable hardware and electronics technologies, systems, and applications. You will be able to build the career you desire as an engineer, technical specialist, or technical leader. We want you to maximise your potential and will support your technical development through coaching, experience, and training. This will include professional mentoring to start your journey towards becoming a chartered engineer or to continue your professional development.

You will be encouraged to bring in fresh ideas and generate creative ways of working to make a stepped improvement in our effectiveness, allowing you to make an impact in delivering programmes that are strategically important to the nation.

You will work within our safety critical software V&V team. The team uses agile SCRUM methods to develop high integrity software applications adopting the latest state-of-the-art toolsets.Training will be provided where required to equip you with the skills necessary to develop test designs, and test cases to verify controls software applications essential for the protection and monitoring of nuclear propulsion plant.

In addition, you will be engaged in the development of bespoke software toolsets in support of the verification activities.

The applications you will be involved in are leading-edge solutions addressing the challenges of meeting the highest safety integrity requirements.

Within the software V&V team there are opportunities to develop your career in technical management and team leadership or as a technical specialist.

The team offers the opportunity to become an expert in the use of state-of-the-art toolsets.

We offer excellent development, a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, employee support assistance and employee discounts.

Your needs are as unique as you are. We encourage flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working wherever possible, so you can always be at your best – wherever and whenever you work

What you will be doing:

In this role, you will work within our safety critical software development team across all design phases of the software lifecycle.

  • You will follow a DevOps-based software V&V lifecycle to verify software solutions by:Developing test designs,Creating test cases,Verifying code at unit, integration and system level using VectorCast,Performing worst-case execution time and stack-overflow testing using RAPITA toolsets,Verifying high integrity graphical user interfaces using the artificial intelligence-based test tool, EggPlant,Developing Python scripts for process automation,Operating continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) toolsets,Managing change control and configuration management using GIT,Tracing tests to requirements using Dassault Systemes Reqtify,
  • You will be engaged in problem solving,
  • You will be required to demonstrate process adherence and solution correctness,
  • You will be expected to engage in continued improvement of our software development process, for cost and timescale reduction and quality improvement,
  • You will support process and technical audits,
  • You will liaise with the Firmware, Systems and Electronics teams,
  • You will manage suppliers, including scoping packages of work and reviewing their deliveries.
  • Who we are looking for:

    At Rolls-Royce we embrace agility, are bold, pursue collaboration and seek simplicity in everything we do. These principles form our values and behaviours and are an essential component of our assessment process and are fundamental qualities that we seek for all roles.

  • Qualified to degree or HND level,In Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or related discipline,
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic to become familiar with new techniques and tools,
  • Experienced and talented embedded software engineer,
  • Experienced in verification of embedded software,
  • Experience in software/software verification
  • Experienced in hardware/software integration,
  • Experienced in real-time systems,
  • Experienced in real-time operating systems,
  • Awareness of safety-critical development constraints (e.g. DO-178B/C, IEC60880, IEC61508).
  • Behavioural Competencies

  • Customer focus,
  • Priority setting,
  • Interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Conflict management,
  • Timely decision making,
  • Planning and organising own and others’ work,
  • Dealing with ambiguity.

  • We’re an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

    We welcome applications from people with a refugee background.

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