Principal Software Engineer

28280.0 - 30400.0 GBP per year
14 Mar 2017
11 Apr 2017
10350755 MS EN EXT 2
Service Recruiting
Clearance Level
Job Type

As the European specialist in cyber security, the mission of Airbus' CyberSecurity business is to protect governments, companies and critical infrastructures from cyber threats. Its trusted, high performance security products and services are able to detect, analyse and counter the most advanced cyber attacks.

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer for Airbus Defense and Space in Newport. You will be responsible to the Head of Software Engineering for executing allocated Software Work Packages within agreed cost, time and quality constraints. You will be responsible for leading the development of software products to meet all specified customer requirements, by

- allocating, controlling and reviewing work of the members of their software development team

- analysing requirements and specifying the software solution and work breakdown

- preparing software architectural and detailed design UML Models and documentation

- generating source code to implement all aspects of the software detailed design

- integration of software onto the target platform

- providing software technical support to projects and customers

- contributing to the company software process and procedure updates


You will need to ensure that

- technical leadership is provided to the Software Engineering department and across relevant Airbus Defence and Space projects in the job holder's specialised area of expertise.

- all equipment is designed, developed, integrated and tested in accordance with Airbus Defence and Space standards

- tools, methodologies and coding standards are appropriately specified and applied to achieve project aims

- the cost/benefit trade-offs of design options are elucidated, enabling appropriate judgement calls to be made.

- software development plans can be estimated in detail, and resource requirements can be allocated against plans.

You have the following essential skills:

- Educated to Degree Level (or equivalent) in Software Engineering, Information Technology or equivalent

- Extensive experience of process driven software development and being familiar with a number of software development methodologies

- Skills in implementation of embedded real-time software in either C or C++ or Windows application software in C#

- Knowledge of software systems design & implementation for networking communications in a commercial and/or military environment

- Successful track record of working in a software team lead role

- Object oriented analysis, design and development fully documented using UML

- Full understanding of requirements implementation and traceability, and of work package definition and estimation

- Experience of stakeholder engagement (eg for requirements analysis, design trade-offs, third party certification/accreditation etc.)

- Experience of full software development project lifecycle


You have the following desirable skills:

- Experience of Requirements Management (e.g. using DOORS)

- Experience of software implementation of data or voice network protocols (TCP/IP, SNMP, VOIP)

- Knowledge of cryptographic techniques and their application in products/systems

- Experience of formal software configuration management


This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognised authorities. Please apply online for this vacancy at our careers site ( with your CV attached.


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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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