Software Engineer

Martin-Baker F35 Lightning ll

Martin-Baker is the world's leading manufacturer of ejection seats and related equipment.

It is the only company that can offer a fully integrated escape system that satisfies the very latest in pilot operational capability and safety standards. Martin-Baker offers a complete 'end-to-end service’, from helping the customer to establish operational safety and escape requirements, including design, development and qualification, to on-going support throughout the entire service life of the aircraft.

A vacancy has arisen for a Software Engineer working in the Systems Engineering department at the Denham site. Martin-Baker’s Systems Engineering Department is responsible for specification and design of the Martin-Baker Sequencer (MBS), a triply-redundant embedded computer used to control timing of critical events during the ejection process.

The Systems Engineering Department has a vacancy for a Software Engineers to join its Software Engineering Group.

As a software engineer you will be joining the team responsible for development and maintenance of critical software assets integral to the growth of Martin-Baker. This includes:

-              Embedded software run on the MBS

-              Embedded and PC-based test software used to verify the behaviour of MBS hardware

-              PC-based simulation software, used to model the behaviour of ejection seats during use.

Typical work for the Software Engineering Group includes:

-              Working with Systems Engineers to specify system and software requirements,

-              Implementing enhancements to any of the systems the team is responsible for,

-              Delivering a technology refresh on a software toolchain,

-              Improving Systems Engineering department productivity through targeted infrastructure enhancement projects.

Working within Martin-Baker provides unique challenges and opportunities for professional growth.

Martin-Baker has exceptionally high quality requirements for the systems that it produces, and this has a significant impact on all areas of the role. Martin-Baker places a high premium on good quality up-front requirements and design, and uses more iterative techniques where appropriate.

We are looking for good engineers who focus on producing high integrity software solutions, who can work with a wide range of toolsets, and who can reason about software requirements and design independently of the technology used for implementation.


-              2.1 / 1st degree-qualified in an appropriate engineering discipline.

-              CEng qualified desirable.


-              Team Working

-              Communication Skills

-              Technical Knowledge Expertise

-              Delivery

-              Quality

-              Customer Focus


Experience of at least two of the following:

-              C (including MISRA an advantage)

-              C++

-              C# (including Code Contracts)

-              Java (including cofoja)

-              Ada (including Ada 2012 and SPARK 2014)

Experience of any of the following modelling languages is desirable:

-              SysML

-              UML

-              Formal methods such as Z/CSP/Alloy/TLA+

Experience of any of the following standards is desirable:

-              DO-178 B/C

-              MISRA-C

-              IEC 61508


Industry experience within one or more of the following domains:

-              Aerospace

-              Automotive

-              Finance

-              Healthcare

-              Security

Previous experience within a safety-critical environment would be an advantage, but is not required.

Any applicants will need to have a British Passport or residency to be considered as they would need to be security cleared.


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