Software Verification & Validation (V&V) Engineer

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Software Verification & Validation (V&V) Engineer

Purpose of Position

Perform Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) activities in support of nuclear power plant safety system projects to ensure that the safety system application software meet all intended design requirements. These activities include:

  • Review safety system functional and system design specifications and verify the software requirements and software design meet those requirements.
  • Verify safety system software through code reviews and validate through unit or module level testing.
  • Write test procedures for and execute unit or module level tests on a representative test bed.
  • Verify requirement decomposition from system design to software requirements/design through review of RTM (Requirement Traceability Matrix).
  • Document anomalies and track their resolutions.
  • Create verification reports and test reports, and provide input to the IV&V Technical Lead to be captured in the IV&V summary reports.

Major Responsibilities

  • Complete assigned IV&V tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Work closely with the IV&V technical leads and design engineers to investigate and document any anomalies, inconsistencies, and inaccuracies in the software documentation and code.
  • Provide feedback to safety system project management.
  • Collect metrics and provide status on project health, identify recurring issues.
  • Interface with system test engineers to ensure test coverage across module, unit, and system test planning.
  • Support internal and external inspections and audits that are conducted time to time by the quality assurance organization, customers or regulators.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Minimum of BS degree in Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in related field (software development, software quality assurance, or V&V, preferably in regulated industries)
  • Working knowledge of software development preferably using C/C++
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Questioning attitude

Desired Knowledge and Skills

  • Software development or IV&V experience in embedded systems or control systems is a plus
  • Use of DOORS or other requirements management tools in the development of requirements and traceability matrices
  • Use of code coverage tools, such as LDRA Testbed or MALPAS
  • Familiarity with industry codes and standards, particularly IEEE Standards 1012, 7-4.3.2, 1228, and 880.

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

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