Software Development Professional Lead


Software Development Professional Lead

Would you like to Support the Software Engineering Team in BAE Systems Naval Ships? We currently have a vacancy for a Software Development Professional Lead at our site in Frimley or Portsmouth.

As a Software Development Professional Lead, you will be acting as the Professional Lead for Software Development in Naval Ships. You will be developing and maintaining Software Engineering Assets (SEA) for Software Development to meet the needs of Naval Ships and the wider Maritime enterprise. You will be supporting the teams by identifying and recording professional knowledge, skills and experience of software engineers within Naval Ships and helping to develop, maintain and enhance software engineering skills across Naval Ship teams.

You will also be advising and assisting projects on applications of the SEA set for Software Development and Supporting the Delivery of these project, production of bids and advising on technical activities providing a route to solve problems and assist with technical and LCM review in respect of Software Development.

This role will give you the opportunity to lead, motivate and promote the whole of Naval Ships Software Development ensuring a sustainable enterprise.

Your main responsibilities as a Software Development Professional Lead will involve:

Acting as the Professional Lead for Software Development activities within Naval Ships.

Ensuring ongoing surveillance of Software Development activities by means of measurement, assessment, evaluation and auditing of performance/application.

Ensuring ongoing surveillance of SEA to incorporate and evidence good and best practice for software development and related engineering activities.

Supporting projects to ensure the effective adoption and utilisation of the SEA set in the conduct of software development and related engineering activities.

Ensuring that the SEA set for Software Development remains conformant to applicable legal, regulatory business and engineering requirements (e.g. BS EN ISO 9001:2015).

Developing and maintain a SEA set to define and support Software Development within Naval Ships.

Promoting the adoption and use of the SEA set across the Maritime enterprise.

Your skills and qualifications:

Credible practitioner with proven experience and knowledge throughout the Software Engineering lifecycle.

Knowledge of processes and tools used in Software Engineering

Knowledge and experience of quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques for data and information processing.

Some knowledge and experience of software intensive naval systems

Degree (or equivalent experience) in Engineering, Scientific or related technical subject

Chartered Engineer or equivalent or capable of achieving registration through an Engineering Council licensed Institution.

Good written and verbal communication skills

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a committed, self-motivated individual with the ability to motivate others. You will also be able to communicate effectively allowing for a strong team environment. Being able to work to deadlines autonomously and manage risk and uncertainty effectively as well as constructively challenge where required will also be important to this role. You will also be able to work collaboratively across engineering and the wider business and have a positive attitude allowing you to work tactical detail whole maintaining focus on strategic goals.

Location: Frimley or Portsmouth - Broad Oak
Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you to do what’s important to you, whether that’s, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.