Software Engineer Lead

Software Engineer Lead

  • Virtual reality, 3D mission planning systems, Aerospace, Defence, Technology

  • Software development, requirements, implementation, testing, technical solutions

  • C++, Java, UML design tools, code IDEs, DOORS, Enterprise Architect, Windows, Linux

  • Yeovil, Somerset

  • £40,000 - £50,000 + excellent benefits

Do you want to write software for the UK's latest frontline fighter, augmented/virtual reality trainers for nuclear submarines or even 3D mission planning systems for Typhoon and Hawk jets? We currently have a vacancy for a software engineer lead at our site in Yeovil, and we are open to discussions around flexible working pattern.

As a Software Engineer Lead, you will be developing the systems that exploit tactical data links to enhance and optimise Command, Control and Situational Awareness across the whole battlespace.

Your main responsibilities as a software engineer lead will involve:

  • Ownership of requirements, design and implementation, and test to a high standard, within schedule and estimates

  • Responsibility for software development of solutions

  • Testing of completed functionality

  • Adhering to project processes and software development practices

  • Reporting on progress and providing feedback to team members and leadership

  • Supporting System Test and Integration Activities

  • Production of appropriate technical documentation

  • Diagnosing and solving identified issues

  • Designing technical solutions

  • Estimating development activities

  • Coding Sub team lead reporting to Senior Code Lead

Your skills and qualifications as a Software Engineer Lead:

  • Software development lifecycle and processes (e.g. design, coding, unit testing), and tools (e.g. UML design tools, code IDEs)

  • Experience of software development including desktop-based applications in an appropriate language: C++, Java

  • Windows or Linux target environments

  • Object-oriented design/development including UML

  • Project specific tools and processes such as DOORS, Enterprise Architect

  • Team leading, planning, tasking and provision of estimates

  • Degree in a related STEM discipline or equivalent experience

  • A knowledge of Tactical Data Links and Datalink processing from a software implementation perspective (desirable)

What we're looking for in you: You will be a proactive individual with a 'can do' attitude, you will have the ability to work well within a team guiding and mentoring others. You will have strong communication skills with the ability to take responsibility for work packages and the delivery of projects.