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Software Technical Authority
+ 6 month initial contract
+ £575 to £625 per day
+ Hampshire based role
+ SC Cleared
+ C++ & Linux
+ Experience working with MOD Software Projects
+ Software Safety
The Project Technical Authority (PTA) provides technical expertise and direction for a project that has been initiated to implement a change to one or more product variant baselines.
Defining, and overseeing the implementation of, a technical solution that aligns with the solution identified within the approved change proposal covering all aspects from requirements specification through to testing and customer acceptance.
Producing the Project Engineering Plan that defines how the approved technical solution will be implemented by the project team.
Identifying any technical issues with the proposed solution and agreeing with the Design Authority, and ultimately the customer, any changes that are required to the approved scope to enable delivery of a solution that meets the stated requirements.
Producing and maintaining the Product Backlog that identifies the complete scope of technical work for the project.
Working with Software, System and Operational SME Team Leads to ensure that specific Backlog items are sufficiently well understood that they can be selected for inclusion within Sprint Backlogs with a clear definition of scope, initial effort estimate and acceptance criteria.
Working with the Operational SMEs to agree that the items in the Sprint Backlogs have been implemented in line with the approved scope in a way that will be acceptable to the customer.
Experience of working in, and leading, all aspects of the software lifecycle.
Experience of working in an Agile development environment using both Scrum and Kanban
The ability to define and elicit detailed system & software requirements and translate these into Use Cases.
The ability to provide reasoned detailed estimates with corresponding assessments of dependencies, assumptions and risks
Experience of both functional and Object Oriented (OO) Design engineering
An understanding of system level architecture as well as detailed knowledge of multi-threading, inter-process communication, memory management and cross platform development.
The ability to conduct design, code and unit test inspections, reviews, and walkthroughs.
Knowledge of development in C/C++ on Linux.
UK MOD SC Security Clearance.
Experience of the design and development of software in compliance with Software Safety and Security Standards
Experience of the design and development of software for use on ground based equipment in compliance with Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Articles.
Experience of tools such as Sparx Enterprise Architect, Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest, DOORS and HP ALM