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Software Verification, QA and Test Engineer

£30k - £60k Dependent on Experience
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Rapita Systems Ltd seeks a talented Software Verification, QA and Test Engineer to join the software quality assurance team at the York office working on software testing and tool qualification for DO-178C.

Software Verification, QA and Test Engineer 

York, UK.

Salary £30k-£60k depending on experience. 

Rapita Systems is a specialist in on-target software verification, performance profiling, and timing analysis of real-time embedded systems. Our major customers are in the aerospace and automotive industries.

About the Software Verification, QA and Test Engineer Role

The role will include working on the tool qualification for Rapita’s flagship RVS products, which are widely used in the aerospace industry for verification of safety critical embedded software. You will be involved in all aspects of the creation and delivery of this critical product, from managing requirements, creating test plans, test cases, automation and helping customers to use our qualification kit.

Your work will include innovation, using advanced technologies for automation as well as working within formal DO-178C and DO-330 processes to a high standard. You will also work closely with the development team to improve the overall software quality assurance.

The successful candidate will have strong technical knowledge and understanding of software/computing, particularly software testing and assurance. Experience of working in an aerospace or regulated defence environment is an advantage.

This position will suit someone with a diligent, quality-focused attitude, someone with a passion for verification, embedded and aerospace systems.


  • DO-178C tool qualification – development, testing, requirements, maintaining DO-178B/C and ISO26262 qualification data.
  • Writing and reviewing software test cases and test plans.
  • Working with aerospace customers to tight schedules, delivering high quality services.

This challenging role will also involve:

  • Working flexibly across teams, liaising with development, sales, and engineering staff to deliver excellence.
  • Innovation, research, developing new technologies in test automation.

Skills and experience

The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following interests or experience:

  • Software quality assurance or strong software background, especially software testing and test effectiveness.
  • Test planning - control test, robustness test, sufficiency criteria.
  • Requirements writing and review - precise requirements language, testability.
  • Embedded C or C++.
  • Programming language standards and semantics, coding standards, compiler test suites.
  • Degree in software engineering, testing or related discipline.
  • Excellent written and spoken English language.

The candidate would also benefit from the following skills and experience:

  • Assurance cases and arguments.
  • Embedded systems.
  • Linux & Windows.
  • Real-time systems.
  • DO-178C or ISO26262, aerospace or automotive safety critical software.

What you will bring to Rapita

  • A self-motivated and diligent approach to test quality.
  • The ability to quickly contribute to the software quality of our products.
  • An eye for quality, a diligent attitude.
  • A strong software background.
  • Embedded systems, real time systems or safety-related systems.
  • Excellent understanding of software and software testing.

What you can gain from this position:

  • Experience of working in a friendly, fast paced technology company.
  • Opportunity to make a difference to the aerospace software industry.
  • Experience of using a number of different real-world technologies.


  • Flexible working.
  • Some remote working is available.
  • 33 days of flexible annual leave (including bank holidays).
  • Private pension.
  • Cycle-to-work scheme.
  • And more…

How to apply for the Software Verification Engineer role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application.  Please ensure you attach a Cover Letter with your application. 

You must be eligible to work in the UK

Other suitable skills and experience includes: Software Testing, Software Quality, Software Development, Software Engineer, Aerospace, Software Engineering, IT jobs York