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     Date Submitted:02-11-2016
     Last Modified:02-11-2016 (05:52)
    Job information
     Current job:Embedded lead software engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately


       Embedded Real-time safety critical engineer


       Bsc Hons (Software Development)

    Technical Skills    

       Experienced with RTCA, ESA and NASA Standards
       Experienced embedded engineer using such languages C C++, Ada, Java.
       Experienced with formal life cycles and design methodologies 

    Management Skills    

       Proven Team Leadership ability on multiple projects across disciplines 
       Project management models such as CMMi
       Experienced MS Project user.
       Worked projects with large scale team development, managing teams of up to four sometimes working in parallel on individual components.
       Excellent understanding of issues to do with process and process management, with proven ability to 
       articulate issues and problems with a solution to individuals or in group situations.

    Space Application Services 

       Embedded lead software Engineer


       NASA cargo resupply mission for the international space station, working on the Dream Chaser manned space vehicle. 

       Technology development in multiple areas from on-board autonomy to Mission Control Systems.

    Standards and Conventions:

       Working to Crew Transportation Plan CCT-PLN-1100 through -1150
       European Space Agency Standard ECSS-E-ST-40c – for software quality
       NASA Software Engineering Requirements NPR 7150.2B
       EAS Space Avionic Open Interface Architecture SAVOIR


       Development of an (OBCP) On-board control procedure engine as referenced in the Savoir Architecture for the autonomous control of a spacecraft.
       Working closely with the Ground Support team for the development of a Mission Control System.  


       Currently taking the OBCP Development though initial design phase
       In proposal phase for the mission control system providing a cots tradeoff for the use on the dream chaser project

    Bavarian motor Works (BMW) Hybrid power systems
       Function safety software engineer

       The creation and release of C libraries through the process of review, generation and integration of code. 

       The creation of libraries for release to the supplier 
       Generation of Matlab models with the purpose integration into the build environment for release  

    Standards and Conventions:
       Working to ISO26262
       Developing code to ASIL level B
       Code written to MISRA C Standard
       Scrum methodology 


       Matlab Simulink function safety models
       Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR)


       Working on three different projects concurrently
       Managing interaction between different teams.
       The Integration of component code into the AUTOSAR framework
       Peer review of Functional safety  Models to ASIL B Standards
       Code Review to MISRA Standards

    Thales Alenia Space Deutschland: 

       ExoMars project
       Senior software engineer


       ExoMars development of the TGO (Trace Gas Orbiter) Simulator application


       Design and develop an application to simulate the communication protocol between the Orbiter and Lander.
       Primarily involved in the development of a MIL-STD 1553 Bus Controller 

    Standards and Conventions:

       Project adhering to European Space Agency Standard ECSS-E-ST-40c – for software quality
       Processes developed to a level D Standard
       Using European Space Agency Standards Standard ECSS-E-ST -50-13c for Interface communication protocol MIL-STD-1553B.
       Working in conjunction with an agile life cycle, using SCRUM process for software development to deliver a formal schedule.


       Using a component based architecture the application provided a Java application for control and monitoring to an avionics standard 1553 communication bus.
       The Avionics bus is a C API and callback handler, this was wrapped with C++ thread safe queues these queues and were then wrapped with JNI(Java native interface) 
       this was doing using SWIG(Simple wrapper interface generator) allowing the transmission control and receiving of data from the bus.
       Developed on and enterprise Red Hat Linux edition using eclipse  with relevant plugins. 


       Lead engineer, taking the project through the full life cycle.
       Managing the complete software team include delegation of task integration and communication between engineers     work and technical support..
       Book captain for the SRS (Software requirement specification) and SDD (Software design Description)  
       Implementation breaking new ground for its design, working in 4 languages.

    General Electric Aviation

       Chinook Helicopter electronic compass
       Software engineer

       The re-certification of electronic compass software before re-commissioning deadline.

       The process of rebuilding the unit tests from various locations to a uniform   standard allowing them to be re-run with LDRA (Liverpool Data research associates) tool suite
       All tests to be placed under correct version control, using subversion
       All Objectives to be completed by the end of January to allow the redeployment of the aircraft on time.

    Technical environments:

       Level A DO-178b code to be tested.
       Using independent MCDC(Modified Condition Decision coverage) testing
       C code written using MISRA conventions


       Version, configuration and re-running of all tests completed on time.
       Quality Assurance was very involved at every step of the process and all required documents were signed and delivered to the customer on time. 


       MTR390 Turbine Shaft engine
       Software engineer

       Development of an electronic management control unit ( OS ) for MTR390 turbine shaft engine which is used by the Eurocopter tiger helicopter.


       Production of SRS( Software requirement specification ) documentation from system level specification.
       Production of SDD(Software Design Documentation) from requirement level specification.
       Implementation of design using Ada 95 to DO-178b level A conventions.
       Integration of components onto bespoke hardware platform using an Motorola MPC565 processor 

    Technical environments:

       All documentation created using DOORS requirements management tool.
       All phases adhering to DO-178b level A processes.
       Integration done using Lauterbach Trace32

       Project taken through PDR (Preliminary design review)
       Project taken through CDR (Critical design review)
       Project taken through TRR 1 (Test Readiness review one)


       GMES Sentinel-1 satellite
       Software Contractor

       Sentinel-1 is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day-and-night radar imaging satellite for land and ocean observation.
       Development of satellite payload software consisting of a ( SAR ) synthetic aperture radar.

       Working to a DO-178b level B process.
       The implementation of of code units a specified by architectural team.
       Review and testing of code units implemented by team members.

    Technical environments:
       Design developed in UML using IBM rational rhapsody 
       Code developed in Ada95 using AdaCore Gnat Pro 
       Code tested using AdaTest 95
       Bug Tracking and change management done By IBM ClearQuest
       Configuration management done by IBM ClearCase


       Assisted with design decisions based on implementation detail
       Active member of design/development and validation teams

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