Senior Sofware Engineer

Location: Weymouth, Dorset Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Megan Cottrell

Senior Software Engineer
Weymouth - permanent

Senior Software Engineer needed for an exciting opportunity on behalf of my client, a leading Electronics Engineering company who provides electronic products for the military in Weymouth. The candidate must be eligible for Security Clearance (hold a British passport only).

Benefits for the Senior Software Engineer:

My client offers a competitive salary, brilliant benefits and fantastic career progression.

Purpose of the Senior Software Engineer:

Support the AWD software teams to develop and test software packages through all phases of the implementation lifecycle (design, programming, unit testing, integration and final verification)

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

A Software Engineer will be responsible for conducting Software Engineering activities throughout the complete lifecycle of a project.


  • Software development in accordance with company procedures and tools,
  • Development and documentation of the Software Design, through Software Design and Interface Specifications,
  • Writing and running Software Test Specifications,
  • Attending regular project, schedule and risk reviews with the project manager and Team Leader
  • Provide project input to project progress reports and meetings, engineering estimates to complete and input to risk identification and mitigation.
  • Supporting Systems Integration and fault investigation,
  • Software design using a combination of UML and free format word design document
  • Software\Hardware integration and debugging
  • Fault analysis and resolution
  • Software Design Proving and supporting Acceptance Tests,
  • Supporting Factory Acceptance Tests,
  • Supporting Integration Tests,
  • Supporting System Acceptance Trials.

What you need to be the successful Senior Software Engineer:


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in software, computer science or software related discipline.
  • 5 or more years of software development experience in OO design and code generation (Java and C++) in a commercial environment (ideally defence).
  • Clear understanding and experience of multi-threaded software design in a real-time context.
  • Experience of various toolsets for Linux (Eclipse/Netbeans) and Windows (Visual Studio).
  • Experience of formal OO design language (preferably UML with EA).
  • Self-starter and able to learn on the fly.
  • The successful candidate must have security (SC) clearance as a minimum.


  • Experience of Linux Bash Scripting
  • Experience in defence/SONAR
  • Exposure to Data Distribution Service (DDS)

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Software Engineer to progress their career within the engineering industry.

You do not want to miss out so please apply asap as this vacancy will be filled quickly!

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