Software Engineer

Location: Hampshire, England Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Sector: Client Delivery, Defence, IT & Telecoms Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Alii Thorogood

Software Engineer


Software Engineer needed for a Defence & Aerospace organisation based in Hampshire who are looking to employ an experienced Software Engineer with an in-depth knowledge of ADA 95 and Software Development.

What the role entails:

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

  • Providing oversight and engagement on the design and development of systems and ground-based training systems.
  • Convert requirements into appropriate software design and code, documented in adherence to relevant standards.
  • Lead the way on architectural decisions to create scalable solutions for business problems.
  • Identify suitable software modelling and development tools and techniques.
  • Provide estimates for work and contribute to the production of metrics to track progress.
  • Ensure software is developed through the SDLC according to the relevant Software Development Plan.
  • Develop software in accordance with requirements and agreed design, with consideration for software quality and future maintenance.
  • Ensure code reviews are other quality-related activities are carried out by the Software team.
  • Produce the required documentation for Software such as User Guides, Design Documents and Coding Standards.
  • Ensure collaboration with other engineering disciplines to support requirements capture and testing of software.
  • Ensure Configuration Management documentation is produced accurately.
  • Work with Operational Excellence staff to identify improvements to processes and other ways of reducing costs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry techniques and technologies, including those in academia where relevant, in order to assess viability for use.
  • Be active in transferring knowledge to staff using documentation and modelling of design and code, user guides, development guides, white board sessions, seminars and 1-2-1 training.
  • Support Business Development and Programme Management during capture and proposal phases.
  • Working under consultative direction towards long-range goals and objectives.
  • Support the Engineering management in writing processes, disseminating them and ensuring they are used to produce high quality software.
  • Act as advisor to management and customers on Software technical research studies and applications.

What you need to be the successful Software Engineer:

In order to be the successful Software Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Solid skills in Ada 95.
  • Ability to create a collaborative team environment and facilitate communication of ideas in an inclusive environment.
  • Ability to work accurately from detailed System Specifications, Sub-System Specifications and Software Requirement Specifications, and to be able to trace requirements coverage.
  • Ability to support testing and to resolve issues arising.
  • Strong background in software development techniques including e.g. design patterns.
  • A desire to learn new technologies and find creative solutions to complex technical and logistical problems.
  • Clear and concise communication/presentation skills to influence and invoke change throughout the organisation, including liaising with other disciplines to ensure a joined-up approach to project challenges.
  • Ability to proactively set the direction for use of new technologies and associated tools, and to develop roadmaps which have the support of relevant stakeholders
  • Be able to guide the direction of work with minimal managerial direction, while working collaboratively in order to guide team-members and the organisation as a whole to implement change.
  • Ability to synthesize requirements from internal/external customers and strategic imperatives into software solutions that take into account technical, schedule and cost constraints, as well as requirements to optimise software for speed, memory constraints, maintainability etc.
  • Ability to proactively transfer knowledge and spread best practice to relevant staff, using a variety of media and communication techniques.
  • Ability to interpret current practices and processes and recommend modifications.
  • Ability to work with all levels of engineering, programme management and leadership in order to achieve the impact required.
  • Ability to design metrics for work and to use them to track progress.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to produce innovative, technically compliant and cost-effective solutions.

Desired skill to be the successful Software Engineer:

  • Experience of systems and training systems development.
  • Experience with model-based software development (e.g. Enterprise Architect) and code generation.
  • Comfortable leading and working with a small team of people
  • UML and associated tools
  • Machine Learning or other Artificial Intelligence.
  • Agile Methodologies especially Scrum.

Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a 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!

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