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Cyber Security Design Engineer

Job ID: R0109648 Location: Crawley, England, United Kingdom
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Cybersecurity Software Engineer (Avionics)

We are looking for a high-calibre cybersecurity software engineer, with experience working in an Avionics and embedded domain, to join Thales Flight Avionics at what is an exciting time.

The successful applicant will be working primarily in the commercial fixed wing environment, specifying and implementing software security mechanisms for airborne satellite communication systems.

Required Experience

  • Full software development lifecycle experience
  • ANSI C
  • C++
  • DO-326 & DO-356 for airworthiness security
  • Operating system hardening
  • Use of Static Application Security Testing (SAST) tools
  • Secure application techniques e.g. access control, data at rest encryption, authentication mechanisms.
  • Avionics development experience
  • DO-178C level D
  • Real time Linux targets
  • Use of configuration management and change management tools e.g. Jira, GIT, BitBucket

Key Duties

  • As part of a team, undertake the specification, design, implementation, test and integration of software in line with company processes and to required standards
  • As part of a team, accurately define and estimate required effort for tasks
  • Contribute to successfully meeting project and product deliverables within schedule and to budget
  • Work closely with the Systems level Cybersecurity engineer to decompose the cybersecurity requirements allocated to software.
  • Work closely with the SwARC and software development team to guide them through the process of implementing the cybersecurity requirements such that the development is compliant with the objectives of DO-326/356.
  • Work closely with Systems engineering IVVQ teams to ensure traceable verification and validation of software and system requirements
  • Share knowledge across the function and projects

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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