Banner Default Image

Lead Software Engineer

Location: Ampthill Salary: £58000 - £68000 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Jack Pleon

Lead Software Engineer



We require a talented Software Engineering Lead to join the Software Engineering team. You will have worked on programmes through the full Software Engineering Lifecycle, with focus on leading the Design, Implementation and Unit Testing aspects of developing a software product

You will be responsible for leading teams performing a range of software engineering tasks across the development lifecycle and occasionally assisting and providing expertise hands on, including but not limited to; requirements analysis, software design, implementation, and software testing and will be required to support integration and test activities. You will be expected apply your knowledge of computer systems and software engineering best practice to help lead a team of software developers of various levels and be responsible for ensuring software compliance standards are met by the application of appropriate processes, procedures and tools throughout the software development lifecycle.

You will be expected to be knowledgeable and proficient in the application of a wide range of software engineering practices and will display a proactive and innovative approach to leading the development of complex technical solutions to difficult customer problems. You will be responsible for assisting with accurate estimating/planning and will be expected to manage the team's workloads effectively to ensure that project milestones are met.

The position will be full-time within the existing team developing cutting edge Ground Based Air Defence and Automated Sense & Warn software solutions for the UK MoD. The position requires solid software development knowledge, strong technical leadership and team leadership skills and an understanding of the software development lifecycle.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Lead Software Engineer will include:

  • Proven and demonstrable evidence of capabilities in software engineering management and technical leadership
  • Proven and demonstrable evidence of capabilities in the software development lifecycle using Java on Linux and Windows platforms.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of leading development of significant size software programmes
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of planning and control activities within a multi-team programme environment
  • Proven experience of software product development to cost and schedule metrics.
  • Proven experience working with an Agile methodology within a standard waterfall programme.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self starter with the ability to lead by example

What experience you need to be the successful Lead Software Engineer:

  • Experience in the completion of software engineering activities within a government customer environment
  • Experience of complex military C4I software systems, involving digital mapping, informational presentation and command and control
  • Experience implementing software in a safety related environment
  • Experience of software product development in accordance with standards such as DO-178B or DO-278.
  • Knowledge of Requirements Capture and UML modelling tools such as: IBM Doors and Rhapsody
  • Knowledge and familiarity with unit testing and unit test/mocking frameworks (e.g. Junit, Mockito or GoogleTest/Parasoft)
  • Knowledge of Real-Time Operating Systems (e.g. Greenhills, QNX, VxWorks)
  • Knowledge of
  • The use of software source control tools (e.g. Mercurial/Git) and issue tracking tools (e.g. Jira).

Hybrid of working on site and from home roughly 50/50 split between on site and at home. Will have occasional requirement as needed to travel to customer sites, usually relatively minimal but will come up and be a requirement every now and then including the potential for occasional international travel.

This is someone capable of stepping up to lead a large software development team in the near future with some development. Experienced in programme delivery or delviering sub-projects of a larger programme for software programmes they have seen through from start to finish. Able to bring that experience to bear to help support in lead the team and navigate the team around challenges to ensure delivery to time and budget.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Lead Software Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

If you are interested in applying for this Lead Software Engineer position you must eligible for UK security clearance up to SC level.

Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business.
We will contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. For a copy of our privacy policy please visit our website.

Similar Jobs

Software Engineer C/C++

Bristol £65 - £75 per hour

Systems Engineer

Portsmouth £45000 - £52000 per annum + + benefits & bonus

Systems Engineer

Great Malvern Negotiable

Test Facilities Engineer

Havant £35000 - £40000 per annum

Senior Systems Engineer

Maidstone £45000 - £50000 per annum

Electrical Project Engineer

Bristol £40000 - £52000 per annum + + benefits

RF Communications Lead

Bedford £75000 - £85000 per annum + + Benefits

Server Engineer

Farnborough Package